Spending the summer in school may not be as bad as it seems. In fact, it is a great way to earn college credits, make new friends, discover new passions, and gain a first-hand experience about what life at college is all about.
High school and middle school students received the opportunity to participate in programs such as the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp, and the Summer Transportation Institute (STI) Summer Camp during the summer this year at Central State University. Students from several states, and even different countries walked Central State’s campus to experience college for the first time.
11th grade student Saththia Lingan from Dublin, Ohio participated in the STEM-X-ED Summer Science Camp, a program that promotes science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and mathematics education.“We do a lot of activities,” Lingan said. “We work around the area of science and math, and it helps us prepare for standardized test.
Camp counselor Deon Jefferson, a graduate of Central State, said students gain valuable information on science technology and engineering, and learn skills like problem solving. “It’s awesome,” he said. “I know several students who are now enrolled here because of these camps.”
Central State offered a total of five summer programs that helped developed middle and high school student’s academic skills. Participants were introduced to campus life, learned college social and survival skills, and were provided entertainment activities.
About Central State University: Proud of a 125-year tradition of excellence in higher education, Central State University is a historically black university, and a nationally recognized academic institution in the heart of Ohio.