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Mercy College Awarded Grant from the National Science Foundation to Expand STEM Programs
Date:8/29/2013

summer engineering experience at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University. MISTI is carefully designed to recruit underrepresented students (specifically women and minorities) to pursue careers teaching the STEM subjects.

Mercy College Interim President, Dr. Concetta M. Stewart, says, “This is a wonderful achievement for Mercy College. It demonstrates the value of collaboration, and how collaboration can be used to advance education. As a society we need to focus on training new STEM teachers. Educators need to make sure that we are fostering these subjects and giving them the respect that they long deserved.”

Mercy College School of Education Dean, Alfred S. Posamentier, says, “This project creates a new pathway for community college students in and around New York City to become STEM educators.”

About Mercy College
Founded in 1950, Mercy College is a private, not-for-profit higher education institution that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs within five prestigious schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Mercy College offers an engaging and personalized learning experience that includes the College’s Personalized Achievement Contract (PACT) program, the first program of its kind and a nationally recognized model for mentoring. http://www.mercy.edu 877-MERCY-GO.

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