SALISBURY, Md. — This morning on Good Morning Delmarva, our morning anchor, Erica Murphy was joined on the desk by Dr. Stacey Hall and Dr. Heidi Walker from Wor-Wic Community College. They both were here to tell all of Delmarva about Wor-Wic’s new STEM program.
If you didn’t know, STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Dr. Hall, who is the mathematics and science department head and associate professor of biological science, begins to tell us about the program and what they will offer.
She says this fall the new STEM program is for student s who want to transfer into a four-year degree program in a related field. She says the program will lead students to associates degree and will prepare them for future jobs in the science, tech, engineering, and math field with highly qualified staff teaching them along the way.
Dr. Walker, who is the assistant professor of physical science, jumped in a stated that being a chemistry teacher at a community college is something she loves doing. She says the setting of the school is perfect for STEM majors.
With smaller classrooms than a typical university, the interactions and lessons learned are much more near and dear. She says the interactions are much better and the students get a better experience with the ratio being much smaller.
Wor-Wic is offering areas of concentration in biology, chemistry, chemistry: pre-pharmacy, engineering, mathematics or physics in their new program. These transfer programs include the science, math and general education courses required in the first two years of a bachelor’s degree program.
Wor-Wic says STEM covers a wide range of occupations that require students to have the ability to think analytically, logically and creatively in order to solve real world problems. For more information on the STEM program and what it has to offer, you can visit their website at www.worwic.edu or you can call 410-334-2800.