UVI Accepting Applications for Mathematics Behind the Science Program


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The Mathematics Behind the Science (MBS) summer bridge program is designed to enhance the mathematics preparedness of college-bound students who are interested in pursuing careers in science, mathematics, engineering, technology, or medicine. Specifically, it will prepare students to enter the introductory calculus course and provide a foundation for success in that important course. Note: Due to restrictions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the program will be delivered completely ONLINE. On campus housing will not be available.

Classes run from June 22nd to July 31st, 2020
Priority will be given to students that apply by May 31st.

Standard application deadline is June 7th.

Participants are eligible to receive a $200 weekly stipend for 6 weeks. Visit UVI.edu for more information and to download the application.

Mathematics Behind the Science is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) college preparation program that serves students who have completed grade 12 and will enter university as freshmen in the fall, or students already attending UVI who have successfully completed MAT 024. It is intended to serve as a bridge between high school curriculum and expectations at university.

The courses are designed to show students some of the ways that mathematics and computation are used in scientific contexts and to enhance the preparedness of college-bound students who are interested in pursuing STEM careers. The courses will provide a foundation for success in STEM courses in the freshman year. Mathematics is required for majors in both Mathematics and Applied Mathematics (Dual Degree Engineering Program); it is also required for Bachelors degrees in Biology, Marine Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, and the Associates degree in Physics.

Mathematics Behind the Science is a residential program. St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix students may reside in the dorms on the St. Thomas campus. The program will meet every day, Monday through Friday for six weeks in the summer (June-July).

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