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State Officials “Go Public” to promote public colleges & universities

On October 15, Governor Deval Patrick, Education Secretary Matthew Malone and  Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) joined 400 seniors from three Worcester high schools at a “Go Public!” event showcasing STEM programs and career pathways through Massachusetts’ community colleges, state universities and UMass campuses. Students from North, South and Burncoat high schools attended an auditorium program featuring testimonials from students attending Quinsigamond Community College, Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State University, Worcester State University and UMass Medical School. Following the program, students attended a public college/university admissions/STEM fair featuring STEM-related interactives, from game design to robotics to emergency medical care. U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research Development & Engineering Center sent employees who are public university graduates to tell students about their jobs in engineering, biology and human sciences, food and nutrition – and how they made the leap from a public college or university campus into the career of their choice. This event was co-produced by the Department of Higher Education in association with the GEAR UP college access program.

Release Date: 
October 16, 2014