2013 UWise Summer Bridge Program Underway at UWG

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

In preparation for fall 2013, approximately 40 students enrolled in the University of West Georgia’s UWise Summer Bridge Program. During this four-week program, which concludes on July 26, 2013, the students will earn six college credit hours in two courses.

These select students are interested in majoring in STEM disciplines, which includes science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program covers two courses: XIDS 2100, an English course that helps the students to become proficient in reading, comprehension and the communication of scientific information, and MATH 1111, which focuses on college algebra and is the gateway course for success in other mathematics and science courses.

The Summer Bridge Program is part of the UWise, or University of West Georgia Institutional STEM Excellence, initiative. The Georgia Board of Regents has funded the program since 2011.

According to Dr. Swamy Mruthini, UWG associate dean and professor of biology, “the goal of the UWise program is to create a nurturing environment for students who are interested in careers in STEM fields.”

For additional information about UWise, please visit www.westga.edu/uwise.