This fall, 25 Seaver College of Science and Engineering incoming freshman will come onto campus three weeks before classes begin to participate in the Hynes Summer Bridge Program. This program is specifically designed to help inner-city engineering students transition into a college-level engineering program.
“This is an excellent program designed to help inner-city students smoothly transition into a rigorous academic program on a university level,” said Richard Plumb, dean of the College of Science and Engineering.
Plumb who spearheaded the Hynes Summer Bridge program, says this intense program will allow students to use hands-on equipment and learn the engineering basics before the regular school year begins. Plumb also believes this program very much falls in line with the underlying philosophy of Catholic education.