Lawson State Dedicates New Center of Excellence in STEM


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Lawson State Dedicates New Center of Excellence in STEM

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – (August 16, 2017) - Lawson State Community College recently dedicated its new STEM Center of Excellence that now greatly expands opportunities for students interested in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) areas of study.  The Center will merge the efforts of college-wide leadership with the development and implementation of STEM programs and activities.

“The Center for Excellence in STEM represents a cultural and an academic paradigm shift for Lawson State as a community college and as a historically black college and university (HBCU), said Dr. Calvin Briggs who serves as STEM Program Director and Mathematics instructor. “The Center is not only charged with supporting activities and programs to improve STEM instruction, persistence and completion, but to analyze and broadly disseminate STEM’s best practices.”
 
The goals of the center are to encourage the implementation of activities and strategies that are evidence-based but will be studied for effectiveness in the secondary and post-secondary settings. CESTEM will provide a model for how colleges and universities, specifically community colleges, can take a more direct, purposeful role with impacting the recruitment potential in the employment pool of STEM professionals.
 
“The center promises to be committed to advancing student recruitment, persistence and success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics through research, education and workforce—in turn creating a wide variety of grant opportunities for the college,” said Dr. Perry W. Ward, president of Lawson State Community College. “There are options for our students in careers that are beneficial to us, to the state and the US of America.”    read more
 
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