TCC Summer Academy promotes student success in math, STEM collaboration

July 24, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (July 24, 2017) – Ten Tallahassee Community College students got the chance to participate in a unique academic program aimed at refreshing mathematics skills and sparking interest in science, technology, engineering and math studies.

TCC’s Summer Academy provided students who self-identified or were recommended as needing improvement in the area of math with an opportunity to hone their skills free of charge, all while working in two teams of five to build Raspberry Pi computers and use them to develop innovative projects in the College’s Lei Wang STEM Center. The camp ran July 10-20 on TCC’s main campus.

“Offering first-time-in-college students an opportunity to connect with the College, TCC instructors, support services and each other is an incredibly rewarding experience,” said Marcus Nicolas, associate dean for academic partnerships and college success. Nicolas and Demetrius Rice, STEM Center coordinator, collaborated to facilitate the program.

All students who completed the Summer Academy received three hours of college credit, as well as a $500 scholarship courtesy of the TCC Foundation.

The program was offered free of charge thanks to the generosity of TCC’s Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Financial Aid offices, the Title III program and the TCC Foundation.

For information, contact Marcus Nicolas at (850) 201-8045 or nicolasm@tcc.fl.edu.