The JBMSHP successfully concludes the 2023 summer program
The JBMSHP hosted 84 high school students at the ASU Tempe campus for the 2023 summer program. Students resided at the Barrett, The Honors College residence hall and attended a mathematics or computer science class for university credit. Summer classes included: MAT 117: College Algebra, MAT 170: Pre-Calculus, MAT 265: Calculus for Engineers I, and CSE 110: Principles of Programming with Java.
In addition, students attended academic success presentations to help ease their transition to college with topics such as mental well-being, financial aid, college admissions, and belonging in STEM. Students learned more about ASU with a 3D planetarium show at the ASU Marston Theater, a hike up the historic “A” Mountain, and met with ASU and community resources at the JBMSHP resource fair.
Students also learned valuable insight into research and college with several guest speakers. Dr. Susan Holechek, a professor at the ASU School of Life Sciences, discussed her applied mathematical biology research experience and encouraged the ASU incoming freshmen to apply to the ASU School of Life Sciences Undergraduate Research (SOLUR) program. JBMSHP alumni and Northrop Grumman engineers, Mariela Resendez and Roxana Aguilar, addressed the students at the JBMSHP career panel. They discussed their experiences as a Latina female in the STEM workforce, the academic struggles they faced as undergraduate students, and ways to overcome imposter syndrome.
2023 student breakdown:
69% are first-generation college-bound.
22 students will start their freshman year at ASU in fall 2023.
34 schools from across Arizona, including rural communities and Native Nations, were represented.
Congratulations to the JBMSHP students for completing the 6-week summer program! See highlights from the 2023 JBMSHP at: https://www.facebook.com/jbmshp.