In efforts to increase persistence and completion rates among students, The College of Science and Technology (COST) in collaboration with the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (COPHS) and the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) student organization hosted the first Midterm Madness event for students focused in the areas of Math, Biology, and Chemistry. The purpose of the event was to encourage COST and COPHS students to study for midterms, receive extra help with perceived difficult subject areas, as well as to offer an extended/additional quiet time and place for studying within a warm and inviting atmosphere. Over 96 students ranging from freshmen to seniors participated in the Midterm Madness study session in the Atrium of the New Science Building from 6:00pm to 11:00 pm. SGA President and student leaders Leon Spencer, Fred Carter, and HOSA President, Chi-Tam Nguyen, were on hand to assist students and offer support.
Students were engaged as they studied and shared information while they prepared for mid-term examinations. Instructors and Tutors shared their knowledge through individual and group sessions designed to help students become better prepared for their midterm examinations all while enjoying generous refreshments and coffee.
In December, COST will host a “Final Frenzy” study session for students to finish out the semester on a positive and successful note. For more information, please contact the Office of Student Services and Institutional Support (OSSIS) Advisement Office at 713-313-7753/1860.