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Biomedical Science Summer Camp

Statistics indicate that underrepresented minority (URM) groups, including African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Alaskans, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians and Native Pacific Islanders continue to experience high dropout rates, low graduation rates, and low enrollment in graduate programs.  At the same time, trends indicate that these groups will constitute an important part of the population of the United States by year 2050. Given these facts, it is crucial to prepare these groups for post-secondary education and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, which they are underrepresented.   It has been shown that early engagement in inquiry-based lab experiences and critical thinking building activities are critical elements for preparing URM students for post-secondary studies and careers in STEM fields.  The Fayetteville State University Biomedical Science Summer Camp (FSU-BSSC) will provide students an intensive one week educational experience, which will help strengthen their math, science, technology and critical thinking skills for success in college.

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