Coastal Mississippi is experiencing an economic boom in the technology-intensive industries of aerospace, shipbuilding, geospatial, advanced materials, and marine science sectors. The workforce needs of these industries are targeted by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, which is preparing 125 academically talented but financially needy STEM majors for job placement or transfer to STEM programs at baccalaureate institutions. Potential students from underrepresented groups are recruited for enrollment. STEM majors are supported through an early alert system and team building initiative to improve their success and program completion. Students enrolled through this STEM initiative are also given leadership training and opportunities to connect with industry leaders and enroll in university-parallel programs that ensure their ability to meet articulation agreements for seamless transfer.

Agency
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Institute
Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE)
Application #
1154438
Program Officer
Nicole Bennett
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2012-09-15
Budget End
2017-08-31
Support Year
Fiscal Year
2011
Total Cost
$599,855
Indirect Cost
Name
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Perkinston
State
MS
Country
United States
Zip Code
39573