Rhodes chosen for STEM program

LIMA — The Ohio Department of Higher Education received a $3 million grant to improve completion rates for introductory-level STEM college courses.

The grant allows ODHE to offer colleges support to “review placement procedures, redesign curriculum and offer academic supports for introductory chemistry, biology, and human anatomy and physiology courses,” according to a press release.

Rhodes State College is one of 17 colleges participating in the Ohio Strong Start in Science project.

The program is designed to boost the number of STEM graduates in Ohio.

An average of 22% to 30% of students taking introductory STEM courses fail or do not complete the course, according to the release.