Moraine Park awards first STEM scholarships

by admin30. November 2009 19:00

To date, nine students at Moraine Park Technical College have been awarded STEM scholarships to aid them in their pursuit of degrees and careers in science, engineering and technology.

 

 Seated from left are Rhonda Cousins of Brandon, Water Quality Technician program; Julie Gillen of Fond du Lac, IT -- Applications Developer; and Tina Phillips of West Bend, Tool Design Engineering Technology. Standing from left are Brandon Blend, Civil Engineering Technician -- Structural, and Robert Benson, IT -- Network Specialist, both of Fond du Lac; and Trevor Resch of Mayville, Water Quality Technician.

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Thanks to a $520,000 grant the College received from the National Science Foundation, STEM scholarships will be awarded annually through July 31, 2013, to students who are enrolled full-time in a participating program. So far, scholarships totaling $52,072 have been presented.

 

The recipients and their programs are Andrew Meikle of Beaver Dam, IT – Technical Support Specialist; Rhonda Cousins of Brandon, Water Quality Technician; Robert Benson, IT – Network Specialist, Brandon Blend, Civil Engineering Technician – Structural and Julie Gillen, IT – Applications Developer, all of Fond du Lac; Edie Oehler of Fredonia, Engineering Technologist; DeKendrea Stamps of Madison and Trevor Resch of Mayville, both Water Quality Technician; and Tina Phillips of West Bend, Tool Design Engineering Technology.

 

STEM students can take advantage of study groups, online STEM advising, an online STEM Club, mentoring and tutoring, as well as other support services. The College also provides real-world experience, job shadowing and placement to help prepare students for life on the job. 

 

Moraine Park has nine programs qualifying for the STEM scholarship: Engine Research and Development Technician, Mechanical Design Technology, Tool Design Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Technician – Structural, Engineering Technologist, IT – Applications Developer, IT – Network Specialist, IT – Technical Support Specialist and Water Quality Technician.

 

For more information about Moraine Park’s STEM scholarships and programs, contact STEM program director and IT instructor Lisa Pollard at 920-924-3352 or lpollard@morainepark.edu.

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