Kishwaukee College welcomed the newest members of the Engineering Math Science Academy Program to campus on June 11.
The students, who will all begin their senior year at their respective high schools in the fall, were welcomed by instructors Alan Edgecombe, physics/engineering and Dominica Blalock, mathematics.
EMSA is a program for high school students who want to jumpstart their college career during their senior year. Students enrolled in the program take math and science classes that are the foundation for a wide variety of majors. Students choose one of two tracks in the program: Track One prepares the students for engineering, computer science or physics majors and Track Two prepares students for pre-professional majors, for example, pre-med, pre-veterinary or pharmacy.
The EMSA program begins with Math 229 Calculus and Analytic Geometry I in the summer before the students enter their senior year in high school. Students then take further calculus and either college-level physics and/or chemistry classes from 7:30 to 10 a.m. during the fall and spring semesters. After their EMSA classes each day, students return to their high schools to continue their regular academic and extra-curricular schedules. On completion of the EMSA Program, students will have earned 23-26 transferable college credit hours.
Joining the EMSA program this summer are, from DeKalb High School: Grace Bauling, Grace Flemming, Nickolai Glover, Colton Kammes, Isabel Myers-Miller, Madelyn Overton, Jacob Trapp and Adam Tumminaro; from Genoa-Kingston: Natalie Bode, Lauren Chriss, Kayla Matas-Lang and Benjamin Reams; from Hiawatha: Hunter Bingman; homeschooled: Sarah Davis; from Oregon: Joel Marquardt, Grace Mongan and Kaitlyn Reber; and from Sycamore: Zachary Haug and David Kousoulas.
To learn more about the EMSA Program, visit www.kish.edu/emsa. For information on the 2019-20 EMSA Program, contact Kathy Mershon at 815-825-9307 or firstname.lastname@example.org.