Welcome to the SSU PRISM website. PRISM is funded by the National Science
Foundation, to increase the interest and appreciation of Savannah State
University students in math
and science majors. It is a 5 year program,
with funding of $1.5 million. The program aims to increase the number of
freshman and sophomore students majoring in math and
science disciplines at SSU
and support them through to graduation and to successful entry into graduate
school or professional careers.
The SSU PRISM program is a collaboration between SSU and GA Tech - Savannah
Campus. The program focuses on showing the importance of math in all
STEM areas and how a
strong foundation in math is critical to plan and operate
the commercial/industrial enterprises of the Savannah region. Partnerships
with our local industries, businesses,
and government agencies will be a
cornerstone of the PRISM program.
The program will demonstrate the importance of math through an interdisciplinary
approach with 2 STEM disciplines: environmental science and engineering
Hands-on applications will be developed in the environmental
science and engineering technology areas to show how each relies on a strong
foundation in math concepts.
The main activities of the PRISM program are:
1) Scholarships for 30 freshman/sophomores who major in STEM (science,
technology, engineering, or math).
2) Summer discovery learning and field work for the 30 PRISM scholars at SSU, GA
Tech-Savannah Campus, and local industries
3) Enrichment of introductory STEM classes with Discovery Lab hands-on
4) Monthly seminar series to present career options and technical and
professional development to all SSU students
The SSU PRISM program is directed by Dr. Mulatu Lemma, Professor, Mathematics
(PRISM Principal Investigator - PI).
Dr. Mulatu Lemma