STEM Accelerator honored by Gov. Terry McAuliffe

Mason’s STEM Accelerator Program received the “2016 Programs that Work” award from Gov. Terry McAuliffe at the Library of Virginia in Richmond on January 19, 2016.  This is the second time the program has been recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia since it has continued to show evidence of its positive impact on student and teacher learning from across the state in both rural and urban areas, and statewide.

This year, the Accelerator was recognized for two of its summer programs which included FOCUS (Females of Color Underrepresented in STEM), designed to engage and pique the interest of middle school girls by offering exciting hands-on STEM activities, and the STEM Bootcamp, a residential pre-intervention summer program that helps incoming freshmen in STEM get prepared for college.


(L-R) Dr. Claudette Davis (biology), Gov. Terry McAuliffe, Dr. Padhu Seshaiyer (Math), Ms. Kelly Knight (Forensics)

Click here to read the interview with STEM Accelerator director, Dr. Padhu Seshaiyer.