M.E.T.S. students continued to excell in the Fairleigh Dickinson University's Technical Enrichment Outreach Program. The spring graduates are Gurdat Ramkissoon, Nandi Williams, Fanuel Perez, Paul Lopez , Aisha Bhamla, Joshua Cordon, Bryan Escobar, Joshua Leander, Marcus Alicea, Tyler Alexander, Q'uara Phillips-Hill and Andrew Heinzmann. The enrichment program has expanded to have 19 students successfully complete this program and earn scholarships to FDU. Last year the partnership with Fairleigh Dickinson University started in the spring with 6 students and this school-year M.E.T.S. had 7 students attend in the fall sessions and 12 attend the spring sessions.
This program brought high school students together from across the state for science and engineering hands-on projects and lectures. It brought upper-level high school students to the School of Computer Science and Engineering at the Metropolitan Campus for 10 Saturdays for technical instruction and hands-on laboratory work under the direction of University faculty, staff and graduate students.
Students attended engineering lectures plus got guided hands-on experience in working with various technology oriented kits, projects, and computer activities. Basic engineering and scientific concepts and principles and mathematics (keyed to the hands-on projects) would be introduced in the lectures. This innovative enrichment program provides exposure to, and experience with, pre-engineering and engineering technology activities.
The students who successfully completed the program and are accepted to Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Engineering, Computer Science, Engineering Technologies and Information Technology programs at The Gildart Haase School of Computer Sciences and Engineering are awarded up to $40,000 in scholarships to Fairleigh Dickinson University. Great job STEM students!