; FITW – Education Innovation Initiative

First In The World-FITW

The First in the World program is funded by a First in the World FIPSE Grant awarded to Farmingdale State College by the United States Department of Education.  The Mid-Atlantic consortium consists of Farmingdale State College and its four partners (Bowie State University, Central Connecticut State University, Kean University, and The SUNY College at Old Westbury).

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THE SCIENCE BUILDING

The goal of the Consortium is to improve 4-year graduation rates by 20% over each college’s baseline for both incoming first-year students and transfer students. The most innovative aspect of the proposal is that beyond on-campus research the Consortium will place both faculty and students in mentored research experiences off-campus in national laboratories, research universities, business accelerators, and other research venues.

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