The 2017 Intercollegiate Summer Bridge (ISB) program was held July 6–28, 2017, for the fourth year. This residential program is a collaboration between the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, and the Tickle College of Engineering to provide academic seminars in mathematics and chemistry with lab, in addition to College Life workshops and STEM-related site visits.
This year’s cohort comprised of 26 undergraduate students—15 women and 11 men from Tennessee and Georgia. The mathematics academic seminars were split between college algebra and pre-calculus sections, the chemistry lab was for the entire group. The College Life workshop covered topics from STEM student organizations to tours of the TRECS center and other topics that help with transitioning to university life.
The STEM visits included trips to DeRoyal Inc. and Shaw Inc.
The program culminated with an awards luncheon where several students were honored as top performers and most improved. Craig Pickett Jr., national executive director of the Gamma Beta Phi Society, gave the closing speech and was honored for his contributions to TLSAMP.