Today is move-in day for most of the First-Year Students at Gettysburg, but our cohort of STEM Scholars has been here since Saturday for a pre-orientation. We have done many great activities with them over the last few days, including conversations about study skills, introductions to various offices on campus, and an actual lab experience involving cockroaches that made one student say "we all ended up meeting in a room and working together and at that moment we really felt like scholars." The students even got a sneak preview of the newly renovated Hatter Planetarium on campus, thanks to Professor Milingo!
But without a doubt one of the highlights of the week was when Rod Tosten, Vice-President of Information Technology, and Eric Remy, Director of Instructional Technology, came by to give the new students their laptop computers and help them set them up. Obviously, we couldn't have done this without your help, so we wanted to share with you a few photos of the day.
As you all know, these computers will be extremely valuable in helping our cohort of twelve first-generation college students and students from underrepresented minority groups to be successful in their chosen science majors at Gettysburg College, and we want to thank you again for your financial contribution that made it possible. We are very impressed with this first cohort, and excited to see what they will accomplish both here at Gettysburg and beyond!
Thank you again for your continued support of the STEM Scholar program at Gettysburg College!
- István and Darren