Naugatuck Valley Community College’s GEAR UP and the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Division partnered with the Connecticut Women’s Education and Legal Fund on November 6 to host the fourth Girls and STEM Expo. More than 100 tenth-grade female GEAR UP students visited the NVCC campus for STEM-related activities to foster awareness of STEM careers, encourage young women to explore STEM-related subjects in high school and beyond and to provide resources to female students which will prepare them for success in college.
They started as sixth graders when Naugatuck Valley Community College’s Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Program launched in the fall of 2012. This coming academic year, the program’s younger class will enter high school.
NVCC-Waterbury AmeriCorps members guide leadership, financial accountability, college readiness and service learning days
For 25 eager seventh and eighth graders, April vacation was about more than late mornings and lazy days this year. From April 14-17, this handful of Waterbury GEAR UP participants were up early, on campus and completely immersed in four days of activities, hands-on learning and local field trips.
In her continued support of the College, Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro visited with NVCC President Daisy Cocco De Filippis, Ph.D., and GEAR UP staff and toured the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center staff on Wed., Jan. 30.