| Academics | Centers & Institutes | Aisiku STEM Center
The Imoigele P. Aisiku, M.D., ’92 STEM Center at Worcester State University enhances student learning and success in science, technology, and math fields by facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration and initiatives. Representatives from STEM-related departments (biology; chemistry; computer science; earth, environment, and physics; and mathematics) work diligently on initiatives aimed at increasing student retention and providing pathways for academic excellence in these programs.
We are using the model of course-based Peer-Assisted Learning (PAL) to provide academic support to students in key STEM courses. PAL sessions are student-led, instructor-supported group study, and review sessions are run by trained student facilitators who were highly successful in the courses.
Courses anticipated to be supported by PAL in Spring 2017:
PAL is an activity of the Aisiku STEM Center. The Workforce Preparation Support Program is generously funded by the philanthropic support from the Fairlawn Foundation Fund at Greater Worcester Community Foundation.
The aim of program, when it launches, is to enhance undergraduate research in the STEM fields through the support of interdisciplinary research teams. It will provide a one-year opportunity for students to work closely with faculty mentors from several disciplines. Students will be granted the mental space to focus a year of their lives to a pre-graduate school research experience and the opportunity to work collaboratively on a research problem.