Grant Helps NJIT Bring Forensic Science to High School Students
A $1.4 million grant is helping New Jersey Institute of Technology
(NJIT) launch a STEM initiative that will expose high school students
to forensic science as a pathway to higher education.
The initiative, called the NJIT Forensic Science Initiative (FSI),
will offer "a five-week intensive experience at NJIT featuring
class work, lab work, field research, tutoring and college
preparation counseling. That fall , the students will start an
introductory course that includes working with a professional on a
capstone research project and attending a forensic conference. At the
same time, students will continue to receive tutoring and counseling
through NJIT’s TRiO program. Also, NJIT will help high school
teachers become certified to eventually teach forensic science in
their own schools."
The first students will begin participating in summer 2022.
“We feel an obligation to truly prepare students for success, not
just review their admission submissions,” said NJIT President Joel
S. Bloom in a prepared statement. “Newark Public Schools students
will be the ultimate beneficiaries of this initiative by being
prepared to enter and succeed at NJIT and go on to careers in the
STEM fields of their choosing.”
FSI complements other NJIT programs that introduce area high school
students to higher education, including a math initiative and an
Further information can be found on NJIT's
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