Summer Bridge Math Intensive Program – July 2015

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Forty-two recent high school graduates participated in NCC’s Start2Finish Summer Bridge Math Intensive Program. Most will be entering NCC as freshmen this fall.

The program, funded by the NCC Foundation, was designed to strengthen the students’ math skills before the semester begins. The students completed four days a week of math tutoring and instruction, and participated in hands-on activities to make the learning fun.

Panel of judges (from left to right): NCC President David Levinson, Stuart Weismiller, Cynthia Gorey, Denise Rawles-Smith and Diane Donovan.

“At the end of this program they get to re-take the math placement test and try to place into Intermediate Algebra, which is college level and can be used to satisfy graduation requirements,” said Eli Glatt, chair of the NCC Mathematics Department.

On Friday, July 17, students took part in a “Fun Fridays” Engineering Challenge to expose the students to different programs at NCC. Under the direction of NCC Engineering faculty Sue Burt, Sam Northrop and Mobin Rastgar Agah, the students formed teams and built catapults out of rubber bands, popsicle, paperclips, plastic spoons and electrical tape.

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