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In October 2014, Union County College/Kean University received a $3.2 million dollar, five-year federal Title V Cooperative grant to improve the access and success of at-risk, Hispanic and low-income students completing postsecondary degrees in STEM and teacher education majors. Through the STEMpact project, Union will serve as the lead partner with Kean University to develop a strong model of transfer and articulation in higher education to promote success of Hispanics and low-income students in STEM and teaching fields. 
With the primary goal of improving retention, completion, and transfer rates among Hispanic and low-income STEM and education students, this cooperative agreement will consist of two primary activities: 

Improving Student Retention, graduation and transfer

Activity One will improve student retention, graduation and transfer through: 1) a joint admissions agreement; 2) development of student access and engagement centers at both institutions, enhanced high-impact undergraduate activities, and improved advising models; and 3) increased academic support through the implementation of a Peer-Led Team Learning Model.

Enhance teaching and learning

Activity Two seeks to enhance teaching and learning in STEM and education fields by: 1) implementation of a comprehensive faculty professional development series, promoting innovative pedagogy to increase student retention and academic success; 2) updated labs, equipment, software and instrumentation; and 3) increased student academic support through hands-on inquiry based discovery in instruction and a content and media management system. 

Hours of Operation

September – May

Monday through Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

June –August

Monday through Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.
Friday - Union County College Closed

Location:
MacKay Library Cranford Campus, Room L-104

STEM Center Main Phone:
908-497-4214

YOUR STEM TEAM

Elizabeth Ramos
STEMpact Project Director
ramos@ucc.edu
908-709-7461

Sandra Villa
STEMpact Secretary
sandra.villa@ucc.edu
908-497-4214

Amber Pantiliano
STEMpact Program Assistant
amber.pantiliano@ucc.edu
908-709-7147 

Falasade Harris
STEMpact Program Advisor
falasade.harris@ucc.edu
908-497-4217

Corina Hernandez
Coordinator of Educational Resources
corina.hernandez@ucc.edu
908-497-4352

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