UNITE is a four-week, pre-collegiate summer experience for talented high school students from groups historically underrepresented and underserved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Through focused hands-on rigorous academics, enrichment, and career exploration UNITE students have increased opportunities to pursue college majors and careers in engineering and other STEM-related fields.
All young people should have the opportunity to think deeply and engage in experiences that will increase opportunities to become leaders of innovation and research designed to solve the most pressing challenges facing our society, both today and tomorrow. SMART goals of UNITE are as follows:
During the Camp students will
The curriculum is rigorous academic coursework and hands-on activities that are designed to spark and sustain student interest in STEM and that help prepare and encourage students to pursue college-level studies and, eventually, engineering and STEM careers. In addition to academics, the curriculum includes professional and social skills, all of which will be developed by rigorous course work, enrichment activities, and field trips to various industries around the state.
Students accepted into the program receive free services and are expected to make a serious commitment to pursuing a career in a STEM field
UNITE is designed to broaden participation of underserved populations in STEM and have diverse participation to reflect the nation's demographics. Evaluation criteria for selecting students who fit the definition of diverse include those who identify with two or more of the following:
For participation at Fayetteville State University students must meet two of the criteria above and be eligible for enrollment in the Talent Search program.
Talent Search-UNITE Application (Coming April 2017)