STEM program welcomes its first director

For Immediate Release:  Oct. 8, 2014

BLOOMSBURG— Kimberly Lazar Bolig joined Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania as the first director of its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education Center.

As director, Bolig is responsible for the implementation, design, organization and coordination of all activities for the STEM Education Center, including program development for regional high school students and working with faculty and businesses on STEM initiatives and promotion. She collaborates with teachers, counselors and administrators to ensure the continued success of the STEM program and its initiatives, serves as an adviser to the 23 high school juniors and 15 high school seniors currently enrolled in the STEM Magnet Program and promotes STEM initiatives at career and high school events.

Bolig has worked in academic affairs and student affairs in higher education for the past 30 years and has experience working with grant-funded programs. For nearly 16 years, Bolig served in a number of capacities related to student success at Pennsylvania College of Technology, including both assistant director and director of Academic Support Services and the Academic Success Center. A resident of Winfield, Bolig earned a bachelor’s degree from Lycoming College, Williamsport; master’s degree from Bucknell University, Lewisburg; and doctoral degree from Capella University, Minneapolis.

BU’s STEM program works with local school districts to prepare students in kindergarten through 12th grade for success in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. For more information, visit bloomu.edu/stem.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university, celebrating 175 years of excellence in 2014, serves approximately 10,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.