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NJCSTME at Kean . . .

THE major for science, applied math or medicine

Laura Lorentzen / Director Judy April / NJCSTME CoordinatorNJCSTME at Kean University Recruitment & Student Services

[email protected]@kean.eduWe are recruiting NOW for the entering class of September 20010

http://njcstme.kean.edu 908-737-3420

the mission of njcstme
The Mission of NJCSTME

*Increase the number and expertise of

university-educated individuals in science & math

through an integrated curriculum of applied

mathematics and science

*Prepare and train highly qualified scientists:

  • Scientist-educators to teach high school science & math
  • Scientist-researchers to work in industry
  • Scientist-physicians for careers in medicine
overview of njcsmte programs
Overview of NJCSMTE Programs

Five Year, Combined Bachelor/Master Degree Programs

BS/MA Scientist-Educator Track

  • Specialize in High School Teaching of Biology, Chemistry or Math
  • B.S. Science & Technology, M.A. Instruction & Curriculum
  • Field Experiences & Student Teaching

BS/MS Scientist-Researcher Track

  • Specialize in Biotechnology to Work in Science Research Fields
  • Specialize in Computational Applied Mathematics to Work in Industry
  • Graduate Research Project Work

MS Biotechnology Program

  • For students already holding a bachelor’s degree in science,

we offer a convenient full- or part-time evening program

BS/MD Drexel Scholar Program

  • 4 + 4 Linkage with Drexel University College of Medicine (Philadelphia PA),

Kean’s NJCSTME & St. Peter’s University Hospital (New Brunswick NJ)

  • Second Language Proficiency & Service Learning
  • Clinical preceptorships at St. Peter’s University Hospital
  • Enter medical school at Drexel after the bachelor’s degree
  • Careers in family, general internal medicine and pediatrics
bachelor of science in science technology
Bachelor of Science in Science & Technology
  • Years 1 & 2: Freshmen/Sophomore Core Curriculum
  • One week in July, Transition to Kean NJCSTME Course
  • Science & Applied Math Course Integration
      • Chemistry linked with Calculus I and II
      • Physics linked with Linear Algebra
      • Biology linked with Probability and Statistics
      • Science Labs coupled with Applied Mathematics Labs
        • Applying math to the solution of scientific problems
        • Computational analysis & modeling to study complex systems & behavior
        • Laptop computer provided for scholars from freshmen to senior year
  • Opportunities Beyond the Science Classroom
      • Science & Society Seminars and Guest Speaker Symposiums
      • Integrated Team Research Projects with Presentations
      • Community Outreach Endeavors
      • Grant-funded research opportunities with faculty
junior and senior years 3 4
Junior and Senior Years 3 & 4

EDUCATOR TRACK

  • Biology Education
  • Chemistry Education
  • Math Education
  • SCIENTIST TRACK
  • Computational Applied Math
  • Biotechnology
  • DREXEL TRACK
  • Biomedicine
  • Preprofessional internship at St. Peter’s University Hospital

Degree earned at the completion of Year 4:

Bachelor of Science in Science & Technology

Options in the areas of specialization above

njcstme s graduate year 5 curriculum
NJCSTME’S Graduate Year 5 Curriculum

Five Year Combined Bachelor/Master Program

BS/MA Educator Track

  • Master of Arts Degree in Instruction & Curriculum
  • Student Teaching for certification in biology, chemistry or math secondary education

BS/MS Scientist Track

  • Master of Science Degree
  • Specialize in Biotechnology to Work in Science Research Fields
  • Specialize in Computational Applied Math to Work in Industry
  • Graduate research project work

BS/MD Drexel Scholars Program

  • Upon graduation from Kean’s NJCSTME, enter

Drexel University College of Medicine

  • Medical students return to St. Peter’s Hospital

for at least one 3rd year clerkship & one 4th year rotation

academic standards guidance
Academic Standards & Guidance
  • Academic Advisors who are NJCSTME faculty
      • An interdisciplinary team of scientists & educators
      • Peer-tutoring freely available
  • Academic Standards for NJCSTME five year, combined bachelor/master degree programs
    • Freshman & Sophomore Year In State Tuition Paid
    • Must Maintain 3.0 Cumulative Grade Point Average
    • 3 Additional Years Tuition Paid for Educator Track
    • (Must teach in NJ for 3 years upon graduation)
    • Scholarship Consideration for Scientist Track options in biotechnology & computational math for Yrs 3–5
  • Academic Standards for BS/MD Drexel Scholar Program
    • BS/MD Drexel Program is a flat rate tuition program
    • Take MCAT in junior year and score a minimum of 31
    • Earn bachelor’s degree with minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5
      • No less than a C in any course (no courses repeated or withdrawn)
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NJCSTME Admission Infofor Freshmen Entering Sept. 2010

  • Application for NJCSTME Five Year Bachelor/Master Degree Programs  Due on or before March 1, 2010
  • Submit a Kean University undergraduate admission application
  • Submit a NJCSTME supplemental application
  • Official High School transcript (minimum high school G.P.A. 3.0+)
  • SAT score test results
    • Combined minimum SAT math & verbal score of 1100
    • (550+ in math subsection)
  • Letter of recommendation from a science &/or mathematics teacher
  • Demonstrated interest in science & math; taken yearly in high school
  • Personal interview may be required
njcstme admission info for freshmen entering sept 2010
NJCSTME Admission Infofor Freshmen Entering Sept. 2010

Application for Drexel BS/MD Scholar Program

Due on or before Dec 8, 2009

  • Graduation from a U.S. high school (minimum high school GPA of 3.5)
    • Satisfactorily passed (or in progress) high school prerequisite courses
      • 4 years Math + 4 years English
      • 3 years Science (biology, chemistry, physics)
  • Combined minimum SAT math/critical reading score of 1270

(subset scores no less than 560)

  • Demonstrated interest in science and medicine
  • Interviews upon request of the Biomedicine Selection Committee
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New Home of the New Jersey Center for Science, Technology & Mathematics Education

Opening in 2010

The NJCSTME site is on Morris Avenue in Union, NJ, directly opposite the Kean University Main Campus and adjacent to

Historic Liberty Hall, less than 2 miles from Garden State Parkway

student demographics kean academic culture
Student Demographics & Kean Academic Culture

Kean University . . .

Big school opportunities with a small school feel

  • 150 acre campus
  • 13,000+ students (1,200+ on campus residents)
    • 50 undergraduate majors
    • 30+ graduate degree programs
    • Approximately 43 % are self-reported minorities
    • All NJ counties represented
  • Average class size is 19
  • 18 varsity athletic teams, NCAA Division III
  • $1 million annual budget of student governments
  • 130 campus organizations
  • 30 Greek organizations
  • On campus student-run radio station 90.3FM
  • On campus cable TV station
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Laura Lorentzen / Director Judy April / NJCSTME CoordinatorNJCSTME at Kean University Recruitment & Student Services

[email protected]@kean.eduWe are recruiting NOW for the entering class of September 2010

http://njcstme.kean.edu 908-737-3420

NJCSTME at Kean . . .

THE major for science, applied math or medicine

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