Creating a Bridge to Accelerate Technology Learning
The leap from community college to a four-year university can be daunting. Three scholarship winners who transfer to Michigan Tech this fall get a jump on the transition, as part of a million-dollar program to create a highly-skilled, well-paid STEM workforce.
Michigan undergraduates Karen Helppi, of Calumet, Corey Blankenship, of Gaylord and Isaac Thrasher, of Johannesburg, are among the first recipients of $4,500 annually renewable scholarships to attend Michigan Tech under the Engineering Technology Scholars IMProving Retention and Student Success (ETS-IMPRESS) project. Each is majoring in a different course of study within the School of Technology; all three took Michigan Tech up on its offer to attend a five-week bridge program earlier this summer to orient themselves on campus and conduct research in their labs.
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