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Applications open for STEM summer institute at Lone Star College-Montgomery


M&M in STEM Summer Institute
“M&Ms in STEM” will bring together 30 high school juniors and seniors for a math summer camp at LSC-Montgomery.

High school students plus unique math summer camp equals a love of the subject. Eleventh and twelfth graders from Conroe Independent School District can apply now for Lone Star College-Montgomery and Making Awesome Things Happen’s (M.A.T.H.) “Math and Minorities (M&M’s) in STEM Summer Institute.”

“M&Ms in STEM” will bring together 30 high school juniors and seniors for a math summer camp. M.A.T.H. Executive Director, Dr. Tarcia Hubert, is looking for students who might not have college on his or her radar. The program will expose participants to programs at LSC-Montgomery while also focusing on developing math proficiencies for the college placement exam, the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) Assessment. At the end of the camp, students will take the test for free and the results will count for those eligible to attend college in the fall. Dr. Hubert sees this as a way to inspire confidence in math.

“Many students take TSI Assessment, without preparation,” said Dr. Hubert. “When they do that, many get placed in developmental math courses before they can even earn credit with college-level math courses. I have seen too many students get frustrated and change their majors to those requiring less math.”

This is the first time Dr. Hubert is running a program for high school students. She has been recognized for helping reduce the equity gap in STEM education at a White House conference back in October.

Dr. Hubert is looking for volunteers to help support this summer program, if interested in helping or making a donation visit makingawesomethingshappen.org.

M&Ms in STEM will take place Monday, July 24 - Thursday, Aug. 3 from 9 a.m. -3 p.m. the cost is free for students who receive free or reduced lunch. To apply visit makingawesomethingshappen.org/

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 95,000 students each semester. LSC is training tomorrow’s workforce today and redefining the community college experience to support student success. Stephen C. Head, Ph.D., serves as chancellor of LSC, the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area with an annual economic impact of $3.1 billion. LSC consists of six colleges, eight centers, two university centers, Lone Star Corporate College and LSC-Online. To learn more, visit LoneStar.edu.