University of Cincinnati President Santa J. Ono joined President Barack Obama, the First Lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joseph Biden, along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders, to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college. Among those actions is a new UC program partnering with Hughes STEM High School.
UC's newest program to engage our students is a summer bridge program. The UC program will provide year-round support, in addition to the summer program, to encourage Hughes students' interest in and readiness for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) careers.
Kathy Wright, principal at Hughes STEM High School, explained, “We at Hughes STEM are so excited about our ongoing and newly re-energized partnership with the University of Cincinnati. The University of Cincinnati has been a partner with Hughes STEM since our school’s restructuring in 2009; and over the years, UC has continued its commitment to supporting diverse educational opportunities for all of our students.
"In addition to the systemic cross-college supports, the new UC-Hughes STEM Summer Academy will serve to deepen our relationship with the university and allow a truly unique STEM learning experience for Hughes students. I am proud to be a partner and side-by-side collaborator with the university's leadership in the development of this new initiative to increase student preparedness and access to opportunities in STEM by utilizing the outstanding and rigorous programming offered at the University of Cincinnati.”
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