SWOSU Offering Program for High School Seniors Interested in Science, Tech, Engineering and Math


High school seniors who are interested in pursuing baccalaureate degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are eligible to participate in a program that takes place during the 2008 summer on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus in Weatherford.

 Dr. Brian Campbell, head of the SWOSU project, said the SURE–STEP program is designed to provide an exciting opportunity for graduating high school seniors.

During the four-week program, students have lecture and laboratory courses designed to promote success with science, technology, engineering and mathematics material. Students are trained in skills necessary to cope with college studies like time management and study skills. Room and board for the four-week period is provided in the SWOSU residence halls and SWOSU cafeteria by SURE-STEP.  The students also participate in active research in either chemistry or biology during the summer and following academic year.

SWOSU will select up to 15 students for this opportunity. Students who participate in the summer program attend SWOSU the following academic year. By maintaining all the requirements, selected students will be awarded $1,500 for the summer, a 6-semester credit hour waiver and a $1,000 stipend for the fall 2008 semester of college study.

SWOSU, in association with three other Oklahoma universities, was awarded a $2 million grant over a five-year period from the National Science Foundation to conduct the program.

For additional information, contact Campbell at 580.774.3118 or brian.campbell@swosu.edu.