Alcorn alumnus Jessie Guinn’s STEM article published in IMPACT magazine

Dr. Jessie Guinn is the latest Alcorn State University alumni to be recognized for reaching a new level of success.

Guinn’s outline of the growth and benefits of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programming abroad was published in the 2015 edition of IMPACT magazine, a publication by The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa. Guinn serves as Arcadia’s assistant dean of STEM.

Guinn, who earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Alcorn in 2006, felt happy about the feature and the spotlight that the magazine put on Arcadia’s efforts to enhance the success of global STEM education.

“It is an honor to have my thoughts and work in international STEM education highlighted,” said Guinn. “The College of Global Studies at Arcadia University has been very supportive as we work together to create and support rewarding and academically sound STEM programming abroad.”

Guinn said that the growth of Arcadia’s STEM programs has allowed more students to have the unique opportunity to take courses in different academic settings and acquire hands-on experience in research within world-class laboratories.

“The College of Global Studies is unique in that we not only provide opportunities for our own students, but also for students at any college or university in the United States. Our programs develop the professional, technical, and cultural competencies that will better prepare them for the collaborative global STEM workforce.”

Guinn said the determining factor in the program’s success comes from the support of Arcadia’s faculty and staff members. He also mentioned how the continuation of support will bring even more progress to the program in the future.

“I see our programs continuing to grow and provide opportunities for nearly all disciplines in the STEM fields. This growth can only continue with consistent support from faculty and staff members and their awareness of the great academic benefits and career preparation that studying abroad in STEM can provide their students.”

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