CCM Partners on $5 Million Grant for Students to Pursue STEM Careers

 


With its strong and highly recognized degree programs for students interested in studying for a STEM career, County College of Morris (CCM) now is making it even easier – and more affordable – for students to reach for their dreams.

As a partner on a $5 million National Science Foundation grant with East Stroudsburg University (ESU), CCM will be able to position students to receive a scholarship of up to $10,400 to attend the community college and then up to $20,000 to earn their bachelor’s degree in a STEM field from ESU.

“We’re delighted to be part of this partnership that will allow our students to continue on at ESU with a solid degree pathway and financial support,” said Dr. Kathleen Naasz, dean of the School of Business, Mathematics, Engineering and Technologies at CCM. 

“At CCM, students are able to choose from a wide selection of highly respected STEM programs to qualify them for high-demand and well-paying careers,” added Dr. Maria Isaza, dean of the School of Health Professions and Natural Sciences.

CCM offers more than a dozen STEM degree programs, including engineering in its state of-the-art Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center, biology and chemistry offerings ranging from biotechnology to environmental, and information technology and mathematics with a focus on data security and analytics.   

The STEM program at ESU, known as Clear Path, is designed to support students interested in such fields as biotechnology, computer security, environmental studies, marine science, mathematics, physics and more. 

To learn more about the STEM programs offered at CCM and to apply, visit www.ccm.edu. Questions about the college’s Clear Path partnership with ESU can be directed to Professor Samantha Gigliotti at sgigliotti@ccm.edu.

 

Photo: (l-r) Kari Hawkins, coordinator of Transfer Services & University Partnerships at County College of Morris and Professor Samantha Gigliotti at a press conference held at East Stroudsburg University announcing the award of a $5 million grant to assist students with earning a STEM bachelor’s degree.

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