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Carroll Community College Announces STEM Scholars Initiative

Carroll Community College Announces STEM Scholars Initiative

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Sylvia Blair, Carroll Community College, 410-386-8411
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 College President Dr. James D. Ball announced the establishment of the STEM Scholars, a new opportunity for students interested in the field of STEM to apply for a selective admissions program. The initial class of students will begin in fall, 2016 and will be comprised of 20 students.

STEM Scholars is made possible by a generous donation from the Kahlert Foundation, a Carroll County-based philanthropic organization that generously supports the college. The donation will underwrite STEM Scholars for the first three years. Research is a major component of the course of study. 

The announcement is part of Carroll's participation in the first statewide STEM Festival held on the campus on Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7 in which high school and college students and members of the community were invited to experience a panel presentation, educational activities, a science show and much more to stimulate interest in the STEM field. 

STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. 

"I am pleased to announce this opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the promising and growing STEM field," said College President Dr. James D. Ball. "The new cohort program is a recognition of the strong educational capabilities of our students. I look forward to witnessing their growth as they embark upon this new journey." 

"Carroll has high-caliber students who are ready and willing to accept the challenge of being selected a STEM Scholar," said Dr. Jan Ohlemacher, vice president of Academic and Student Affairs at Carroll. "I look forward to their success." 

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