The Delgado Mathematics Department completed the first summer program on July 6, 2015. It was titled: The “M” in S.T. E.M.
The S.T.E.M. program was a high-quality summer program that provided a challenging but fun educational environment to all students.
This program was geared toward students beginning Algebra I for the fall 2015 school year (8th or 9th graders).
One of the students commented, “I liked how we had different teachers throughout the program so we could get a different understanding of the material. The repetition reinforces my math skills."
The staff was committed to creating an atmosphere that inspires a lifelong love of learning and helps each student to reach his or her fullest potential. The instructors acknowledged that students learn best in an environment of sharing, caring, laughing, questioning, and growing.
The parents were pleased with the program as well. A parent stated: “The schedule for the program was very convenient and the level taught was designed to eliminate stress for the child thereby opening their minds to learning.”
Each student was given a pre-test on the day of orientation and a post-test on the last day of the program. The scores of the pre- and post-tests resulted in a mean percent increase of over 76%.
Thanks to Dean of Science and Mathematics Thomas Gruber and Sonja Miller, administrative assistant of the Division, for all of their support. Special thanks to the Delgado instructors; Rupert Alexis, Patricia Rome, Matthew Palumbo and Leah D. Wooden, for showing that math is a fun learning experience. The “M” in S.T.E.M. summer 2015 program was a success.
Darlene A. Williams
College-Wide Chair, Mathematics