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NJCSTME at Kean . . .

THE major for science, applied math or medicine

Laura Lorentzen / DirectorJudy April / NJCSTME CoordinatorNJCSTME at Kean UniversityRecruitment & Student Services

llorentz@exchange.kean.edujapril@kean.eduWe are recruiting NOW for the entering class of September 20010

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


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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


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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


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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


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    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


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    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


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    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


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    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


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    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 / DirectorJudy April / NJCSTME CoordinatorNJCSTME at Kean UniversityRecruitment & Student Services

    llorentz@exchange.kean.edujapril@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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