|Murray State program ‘AIMS’ to promote math and science |
| The Messenger 9.27.07 |
Union City High School student Brandon Crume enjoyed every part of his experience at Murray (Ky.) State University this summer as part of the Adventures in Math and Science project — except the fact that it was over too quickly.
Crume and seven of his classmates were selected by their teachers or heard about the opportunity and pursued it, spending three weeks in the middle of their summer vacations from high school classes attending college classes instead.
AIMS, an Upward Bound Math and Science Program, is federally funded by the United States Department of Education and takes place on college campuses across the country.
The primary goal of the Murray State program is to recruit 50 high school students to participate in the unique learning experience in math and science.
“It was a chance to expand learning in math and science,” Julian Moss said.
Thomas Turner pointed to the fact that not only did he gain college experience, he also nailed down some college credits for use in the future.
Adrian Everett enjoyed the trip the class made to Cincinnati and Ariel Smith said that trip and others, plus the science adventures, made the experience worthwhile for her.
“I got a feel for college, spending the week there and then coming home on weekends. It was a great way to learn for someone who is seeking to go to college and it was a great way to meet new people,” added Shareé Forrest.
“Anyone who is looking forward to college should go,” said Bianca Watson.
Tracey Taylor described the experience as valuable because she was exposed to a new environment and met lots of new people.