What is the Central RST Academy?
Central’s Ready! Set! Transfer! Academy is an National Science Foundation (NSF) program that provides tools and support to start and keep you on a pathway to a STEM career!
STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math. If you are majoring in astronomy, biology, botany, chemistry, computer science, engineering, geology, math, oceanography, physics or a related field and plan on transferring to a university, then you are a STEM major.
What are the benefits of joining the RST Academy?
- Be in a learning community of your peers
- Receive academic support
- Faculty mentors to guide you
- Peer mentoring to help you
- Guest speakers
- Field trips
- Opportunities for research
- Opportunities for service learning
- Opportunities for student leadership
- Financial rewards for participation
- Eligible for Onsight Scholarships
Who is eligible to join the RST Academy?
STEM majors pursuing a Bachelor's Degree are eligible to join the academy. As a member, your responsibilities include:
- Maintain a minimum quarterly GPA of 3.0
- Contact your mentor at least once each quarter
- Participate in two or more RST Academy activities per quarter
- Participate in assessment surveys and activities to help improve the Academy
- Keep the RST Academy advised of changes in contact information
- Participate in activities outlined in the RST Academy membership agreement
- Complete and receive an A.S. degree
How do I join the RST Academy?