STEM Prep is an academic enrichment program for under-represented minority (URM) high school 11th and 12th graders interested in getting a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).
Supported by generous funding from the National Science Foundation, this 8-week after-school program is held on Central Piedmont's Central Campus.
As a participant, you will enroll in non-credit, college-level courses that provide you with project-based experiences in mathematics and your choice of science, technology or engineering. When you finish STEM Prep (video), you will:
- gain increased familiarity with current practices in STEM fields
- illustrate preparedness for a successful transition into STEM studies at the college level
- participate in a coordinated exploration of careers in your targeted STEM focus area
STEM Prep Eligibility
- Underrepresented minority as defined by the LSAMP program (African-Americans, Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Native Pacific Islanders)
- U.S. citizen
- Interested in pursuing a STEM-based career pathway
- If currently enrolled as a Central Piedmont student, must be in good academic standing as defined by Central Piedmont's Standards of Academic Progress (term GPA at or above 2.0)