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UH Hilo offers math, science “bridging” summer course


The University of Hawaii at Hilo is offering a four-week intensive summer math and science “bridging” course to assist students with their chances of success in entry-level college chemistry and math, courses that are often stumbling blocks for students in the STEM disciplines: science, technology, engineering and math. 

The course is taught by UH-Hilo professors and also includes peer tutoring.

Classes are 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, from June 15 to July 10 on the UH-Hilo main campus. There will also be three off-campus excursions so students can experience real-life applications of the course material. 

The course is free, and each student who completes the program can earn up to a $250 stipend. Incoming and continuing UH-Hilo students are given priority for admission but high school seniors for the 2009-2010 school year may also apply.

The program is sponsored by the Keaholoa STEM Program, Kipuka Native Hawaiian Student Center, Upward Bound and Islands of Opportunity Alliance-Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation programs. All are federally-funded programs with the goal of increasing the number of Hawaii students, especially those from underrepresented minorities, who enter the STEM professions.    

— Find out more:

Keaholoa STEM Program: 974-7648,

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