Events & News
First Annual Pathways Scholar of the Year Award
The faculty of the Pathways Scholarship Program would like to announce the First Annual Pathways Scholar of the Year Award. This award is presented to a Pathways Scholar who has displayed exceptional ability and achievement within the Pathways community and in STEM academic pursuits.
This year's recipient is Jackson Streeter, a senior Pathways scholar and Mathematics major. Jackson is interning with Cigna/ HealthSpring this summer and last summer he attended a summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Applied Mathematical Modeling at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI.
He is recognized as an excellent example of Belmont's Pathways Scholars program for his energy and accomplishments in the following areas:
- Community building and leadership in Pathways and/or other STEM related organizations
- Scholarship in STEM and broader academic curriculum
- Independent research in STEM
- STEM related internships and/or employment
Pathways Scholars Visit Mammoth Cave
Mathematics and Computer Science department faculty Dr. Glenn Acree, Pathways Director, and Dr. Danny Biles, Pathways Program Manager, recently took seven of the students from the Pathways Scholarship Program to Mammoth Cave National Park. The students attending were Angela Gaetano, Jack Streeter, Spencer Colling, Lee McGill, Josh Stark, Kathryn Hook, and Emily Deas. The students were given a description and viewing of the instruments used to monitor and maintain the climate in the cave, received explanations of the geological features of the Mammoth Cave system, and learned about the history and folklore regarding the cave. Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the cave system and is a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. It is the world's longest known cave system, with more than 400 miles explored.