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Montclair State well represented at NNJ-B2B/GS-LSAMP Transfer Day 2019

Students, faculty, and staff took the trip to Rutgers Newark for this year’s Transfer Day event, encouraging students to attend 4-year colleges after community college.

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Montclair State University faculty, staff, and students at the 2019 Transfer Day event held at Rutgers, Newark.

Transfer Day is an annual event, held by the Northern NJ-Bridges to the Baccalaureate (NNJ-B2B), in conjunction with the Garden State-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (GS-LSAMP), to encourage underrepresented minority students interested in non-medical STEM fields to continue their educations past community college, at one of the seven 4-year universities of the GS-LSAMP. Students will hear a keynote address from Dr. Arnaldo Diaz, Asst. Dean for Research Training Programs at University of Pennsylvania, after which they will be able to get transfer admissions and specific program information from each university, have their resumes evaluated by the Rutgers-Newark Career Development Center staff, get information on summer research opportunities, speak with a panel of former transfer students, and receive mentoring.

Two teams from Montclair participated in the sySTEMic competition, the topic this year was food waste. The teams had 4 weeks to conceptualize, research and refine their solutions, which they were presented in 5-minute “Shark Tank” like presentations the Transfer Day. Prizes were awarded to winning and runner-up teams. Dirk Vanderklein and Celeste Van Nice were also present to discuss student research opportunities and our major programs.

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