A Push for Science Education

From SRQ Magazine. com    June 22, 2019
About 40 middle and high school students spent two weeks on the New College of Florida campus learning about marine science, biomedicine and scientific method through a series of hands-on learning opportunities. Led by Professor of Biology Sandra Gilchrist for the past 17 years, the PUSH/SUCCESS program largely attracts local students from underrepresented minorities.
PUSH (Preparing Unique Students for Healthcare careers) is designed for 9th, 10th, and 11th graders, while SUCCESS (Students United to Create Culturally and Educationally Successful Situations) focuses on students in grades 6 through 8. New College partnered with Unidos Now to recruit students from the local Hispanic/Latinx community to participate in the program, and also, for the first time, two students from Puerto Rico enrolled.
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Founded in Sarasota in 1960, New College of Florida is the state's only legislatively designated Honors College of Florida. New College prepares intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement by providing a highly individualized education that integrates academic rigor with career-building experiences. New College offers 45 undergraduate majors in liberal arts and sciences, a master’s degree program in data science, and certificates in technology, finance, and business skills.

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