Camille Palmer developed her technical skills from the first day of basic sewing class
at Stephens. A six-week summer internship at Jerell, a Dallas-based manufacturer
of apparel, opened her eyes to the possibility of making technical design her
“When I learned science, it was through doing sets of experiments, like following recipes out of a cookbook,” recalls Dr. Cindy Norton, Endowed Professor in the Sciences at the St. Catherine University in Minnesota. “Over the past 15 years, things have changed, though,” she adds. “Science is now more inquiry based and more relevant to students.”
Today more women are attending college than men; many older, nontraditional students are earning degrees while raising families; and financial aid, scholarships, federal loan programs, and changed policies have opened collegiate doors for students of all income levels and cultural backgrounds.