THEE Aristocrats STEM and Health Sciences Program provides academically talented students the chance to learn how to manage the academic load as a STEM major beginning in the summer before their first Fall semester. Before students are enrolled into the Summer Courses (based off of their majors), they are required to attend a two week (in person) S.T.E.M. Summer Boot Camp to prepare them for the rigor of collegiate learning. In the first week, students will focus on how they learn and different strategies to help them matriculate successfully throughout the years to come. In the second week, students will complete research based rounds in the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, etc. to explore the different areas of research that Jackson State has to offer. We believe this will help jump start each student’s educational goals, allow students to meet faculty and staff members that they will work with while they matriculate at JSU, and unlock resources before other students return to campus. After students successfully complete the two week STEM Boot Camp, they will take college credit courses (June – July). The Aristocrats program will provide financial assistance for the Summer college credit courses, books, room and board. The cohort of students will be inundated with follow up meetings to make sure they are successful throughout their time at JSU.
This program does not end after the students finish summer school. The Aristocrat team will facilitate webinars, meetings based on their majors, soft skills, leadership skills, and workforce training throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. We will also help the students get internship opportunities. We look forward to working with faculty in the College of Science, Engineering and Technology to help students be successful within and outside of the classroom. The Aristocrat S.T.E.M. Success Coach and I will reach out to each student, weekly, to make sure they are on track for success.