November 29, 2016
Berkshire Community College will hold an open house on Mon., Dec. 12 for its 2017 STEM Starter Academy (SSA), which aims to recruit, engage, retain and move forward students who are planning to enroll in science, technology, engineering or math programs (STEM). There are 35 openings for the fall 2017 semester.
SSA Open House
The SSA Open House, which will be held from 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. at BCC’s Main Campus in Pittsfield, will allow students to participate in hands-on STEM activities, meet professors and tour the campus with upper class STEM scholars. Lunch will be provided.
To register, call 413-236-4740. Parents and school personnel are encouraged to attend.
About BCC’s SSA
BCC’s SSA will provide the necessary resources, support and academic assistance for the selected students to successfully transition to college and complete their college STEM pathway. BCC is offering incentives to participants including scholarships and technology.
Accepted students will be required to participate in a summer program.
More Information or to Apply
The deadline for early acceptance to SSA is Feb. 1, 2017. The standard deadline to apply is May 1, 2017.
Contact: Connie West at 413-236-4740
Applications are available in all Berkshire County high schools and by request.
STEM Starter Academy is a statewide Massachusetts Community College Initiative funded through a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education.