UBMS Jurassic STEAM Club

Posted by Andy Cunningham on October 12, 2022 at 10:15 AM

The Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) program at Fitchburg State University was honored and recognized by Comcast yesterday for their participation, commitment and accomplishments at the Jurassic World: Rule Your Future STEAM Initiative, that they attended in Los Angeles, CA in June, 2022.  The event was sponsored by Council for Opportunity in Education (COE) and Comcast/NBC Universal Studios, to focus on strengthening STEAM preparation and skills among low-income, first-generation students. 

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Topics: Programs, Preparing for College, Community

Summer Orientation - Meet with Deans & Chairs

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 15, 2022 at 5:45 PM

This afternoon, our newest Falcons, the Class of 2026, met with Department Deans & Chairs, and Academic Advising at their Summer Orientation 2022.These first year students got a chance to go over their schedules as well as learn more about their chosen majors.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Advising, Admissions

Summer Orientation - Presentations & Information Sessions

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 15, 2022 at 3:30 PM

Our newest Falcons, along with their families & friends, viewed multiple presentations and information sessions today as part of our Summer Orientation 2022. Presentations from University Police, Commuter Affairs, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Student Affairs, and Housing and Residential Services, among others, were all designed to ease the students into their new home here at Fitchburg State University. Students and their families even got a chance to win a prize in a Housing and Residential Services quiz.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Advising, Our Students, Admissions, information session

Around Campus - Summer Orientation

Posted by Andy Cunningham on August 15, 2022 at 10:29 AM

This morning saw the last session in our Summer Orientation 2022 for Incoming first year students. Our newest Falcons, after registration, began the day with welcome remarks from Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Patricia Marshall, Vice President for Student Affairs Laura Bayless, and Associate Dean for Student Development Hank Parkinson. After introduction of our Orientation Leaders, groups ventured out to the quad for some ice breaker activities, campus tours, and then on  to a day full of information sessions and activities.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Advising, Admissions, Community, Campus

Around Campus - Upward Bound Thank You Notes

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 26, 2022 at 11:37 AM

Fitchburg State University's Upward Bound Summer Program students work on thank you notes to send in gratitude to their area internships. Upward Bound provides academic support through tutoring services, educational and college preparatory workshops, and cultural field trips stressing academic development, The program serves high school students from Fitchburg and Leominster for the duration of their high school career and beyond. The 6-week summer residential program gives students an opportunity to live on the Fitchburg State University campus and experience life as a college student. Students attend academic classes in the morning, participate in community service worksites in the afternoon, are engaged in a variety of entertaining workshops in the evening and have the option of attending college visits and cultural trips on the weekend.

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Topics: Programs, Preparing for College, Student Experience, Community

Around Campus - UBMS Dual Enrollment Program

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 21, 2022 at 3:30 PM

This summer more than 65 students from Fitchburg State's Early College, Upward Bound, and Upward Math and Science Programs are taking part in Dual Enrollment courses made possible by a grant from the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education's Commonwealth Dual Enrollment Program.  Here students in Professor Kyle Anderson's Earth Systems Science Class take part in a lab exploring the principles of Oceanography. 

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Topics: Preparing for College, Student Experience, Admissions, Programs and Majors, Community

Around Campus - Lowell H.S. Students Tour Campus

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 18, 2022 at 11:17 AM

Senior Admissions Tour Guide Riley Hogan gives a tour to students visiting Fitchburg State University from Lowell High School.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Student Experience, Admissions, Campus

Around Campus - MWCC Upward Bound Math & Science

Posted by Andy Cunningham on July 5, 2022 at 11:12 AM

The Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) Summer Academy, hosted here on the Fitchburg State University Campus, were in classes this morning. Here, students work with staff to get connected, and begin class. This program is administered by MWCC to serve high school students from Athol, Winchendon, and Gardner to prepare them for college and STEM careers. 

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Around Campus - MWCC Upward Bound Math & Science

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 27, 2022 at 4:15 PM

Today was the first day of the Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) Upward Bound Math & Science (UBMS) Summer Academy being hosted here on the Fitchburg State University Campus. Here, students worked together during their orientation to traverse a "minefield" being facilitated by a member of Paradigm Shift, a student development group that works with TRIO programs like UBMS. This program is administered by MWCC to serve high school students from Athol, Winchendon, and Gardner to prepare them for college and STEM careers. 

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Summer Orientation Session 3 - Meet with Deans & Chairs

Posted by Andy Cunningham on June 22, 2022 at 12:35 PM

Our newest Falcons, the Class of 2026, began the second day of their Summer Orientation 2022 (Session Three), with some ice breaker activities and major-centric academic presentations. Afterward, they met with Department Deans & Chairs, and Academic Advising at the Holmes Dining Common. These first year students got a chance to go over their schedules as well as learn more about their chosen majors.

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Topics: Preparing for College, Advising, Our Students, Admissions, information session

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