Governor Baker and State Officials Visit STEM Starter Academy
Thursday, August 25, 2016
Top state officials got a chance to visit the first day of the STEM Starter Academy at Bunker Hill Community College on Monday, August 22, 2016. Governor Baker, Lieutenant Governor Polito, House Speaker DeLeo, Education Secretary Peyser and Higher Education Commissioner Santiago observed and engaged with two classrooms during their visit.
Many enrolled in the STEM Starter Academy are Chelsea High School students from BHCC’s TRiO Chelsea program, which helps students complete college coursework while still in high school. With thirty-five percent of TRiO graduates intending to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields, the STEM Starter Academy is a great way to help jump-start students’ major-specific courses, allowing them to complete their degree programs on time or even early.