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Ga. Tech Project Encourages Minority Students In STEM Fields

May 21, 2015

Former Project Engages students and recent Best Academy High School graduates Amadou Bah and Qwantavious Stiggers explained the benefits of the Georgia Tech STEM program.
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There’s a big push underway at Georgia Tech to get more minority students into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics – the four subjects better known as the STEM fields.

Denis O’Hayer and Rose Scott with Georgia Tech Professor Emeritus Bob Nerem, and Project Engages students Amadou Bah and Qwantavious Stiggers.
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Tech has partnered with three Atlanta public high schools with the goal of doing just that through a program called Project ENGAGES.

  ENGAGES is a competitive and intense high school science education program. Students involved in the program receive 12 months of research experience – which includes working full-time in Georgia Tech labs in the summer and 15 hours a week during the school year.

Project ENGAGES students Amadou Bah and Qwantavious Stigger and Ga Tech Professor Emeritus Bob Nerem discussed the program on “A Closer Look.”