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STEM (science, technology, engineering
and math) programs can get ahead of the
class with the Health & STEM Summer
Bridge Program.
Offered through the Health & STEM
Pathways Center, this free, one-week
summer session on the Lowell campus
helps students gain hands-on experience
in a variety of health and STEM fields.
"The Summer Bridge Program is an
excellent way to introduce students to
health and STEM resources at the
college," said Science Professor Jessie
Klein, who helps organize the program.
"Many of our health and STEM students
who have successfully transferred (to
bachelor's degree programs), started
in a Summer Bridge."
Each day during the summer program,
students are introduced to new aspects of
health & STEM fields. Faculty, staff
Summer Bridge
Getting Off to a Good Start in Health & STEM
Summer Bridge
students learn clinical
laboratory techniques.
"The Summer Bridge
Program exposes
students to a variety
of opportunities
available in health
and STEM, and allows
them to explore career
options they didn't
even know they
were interested in."
which vary from year to year, but have
recently included environmental science,
biotechnology and clinical lab techniques.
"The Summer Bridge Program exposes
students to a variety of opportunities
available in health and STEM, and allows
them to explore career options they didn't
even know they were interested in," said
Afua Serwa Addae-Adoo, MCC's Health
and STEM Pathways Job Placement
Specialist. "The program often helps
students determine a focus before their
classes begin in the fall."
During the Summer Bridge Program,
students meet faculty and staff, learn
important study skills, get help
developing a resume, and learn about
available research, internship and job
opportunities. They are also matched
with a peer mentor, if requested.
program offers is the opportunity for
new students to connect with experienced
students," said Addae-Adoo. "Summer
Bridge students often start their health or
STEM programs feeling more connected,
because they know they're not alone.
They know where to go if they need
help and support."
Tura Linderholm