SUMMET program featured in YourHub

The Summer Multicultural Engineering Training program at Colorado School of Mines was recently featured in the Golden edition of YourHub. The program, which targets rising high school juniors and seniors from populations underrepresented in the STEM fields, unveiled a new curriculum for its 46th year, developed by three Mines undergraduate students in partnership with the Teacher Education Alliance, Mines-UNC Partnership, also known as TEAM-UP.

From the story:

High school students who sign up for an intensive academic summer camp at the Colorado School of Mines expect to spend weeks in curriculum-based study. This year, they got that and a lot more.

“We introduce STEM programs to underrepresented students all over Colorado and Oklahoma,” said Louisa Duley, director of the Summer Multicultural Engineering Training Program and assistant director of admissions for School of Mines. “Ethnic, rural, socio-economic and female backgrounds are all underrepresented in STEM.”

Some of the region’s best and brightest juniors and seniors are chosen for the program from a pool of more than 300 applicants, Duley said.

“It’s a long, hard application process. An essay, recommendation letters, a 3.3 GPA, two years of math and two years of science,” she said. “It’s a very highly sought-after, competitive program and it’s always been curriculum-based learning.

“But we changed it up this year,” Duley said.