The STEM Student Survival Guide

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Growing up prior to the popularization of the term "ADHD," teachers classified Leon Roomberg as "trouble." He was the kid who couldn't stay in his seat and couldn't pay attention in class.

Ehlers Danlos, a genetic disorder, kept him on crutches or in bed for three years. Reading kept him busy for ten or more hours daily.

In high school, he relearned to walk stairs. He focused on choir, acting, stage craft, and Sigma Alpha Rho, a high school fraternity. Rarely attending academic classes, he read for hours each day. In a computer course, he discovered he loved the FORTRAN programming language.

In 1976, he dropped out of high school to both work full time and attend college early. For two years, he performed time studies in a Hygrade's Philadelphia factory, learning about Industrial Engineering.

He then joined Wheaton Glass as an Industrial Engineer, supervising engineering interns from Drexel University. At Wheaton, he worked on an Apple II, his first personal computer, and on data entry and bar code scanning devices. He loved working with spreadsheets and the BASIC, Assembler, and FORTH programming languages.

Due to financial issues, he intermittently attended six colleges. He earned Bachelor and Master degrees from the University of Bridgeport, certifications in Project Management and Database Administration, attended 300 hours of trade-school courses in Networking and Unix Administration, and doctoral courses at three different colleges.

Leon has four decades of technical, managerial, and executive experience, serving companies large and small. Over the years, he founded a number of small businesses, hiring more than a hundred interns and professionals. He also maintained a non-profit counseling practice for many years.

His mentors included his father, Gerald "Jerry" Armon Roomberg, David Hess, Brad Calcagni, Lou Krassen, Bill Korn, & Beryl Wolk.

His employers and clients have included Dun & Bradstreet, Fuji Medical Systems, Sony, GEICO, The US Army, The FBI, Federal Home Loan Bank Board, ABC Television, American List Counsel, BDP International, Independence, Blue Cross, Neat Company, Radian Group, Mark System, and Frasier Paper.

Leon now lives in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, with his wife and love of his life, Susan. They have four grown children, two son-in-laws, three grandchildren, and two Bedlington Terriers.

It was during two-dozen father-son college tours that the ideas for this book took form.

Teachers still think he is "trouble."

The STEM Student Survival Guide

Don't let your kid go to college until you both read this book!

Authored by Leon Roomberg

Are you thinking of a career in STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Medicine)? My friend, if you are a student, the education system is stacked against you. This book shows students and their parents what they are up against and how to succeed despite a corrupt university system. Colleges take your tuition, provide inadequate education, and then blame the students when forty to sixty percent of STEM students fail out in the first two years, resulting in student financial losses and sometimes permanent damage to individual self-esteem.

This book provides strategies on how to select less incompetent schools and then how to succeed in them despite the level of inadequate education you will experience. From course selection to course scheduling; from selecting your peers and study groups to selecting your tutors, this book gives you strategies to be part of the fifteen to twenty percent who graduate in the expected number of years, and graduate without forfeiting your college aid. For these reasons alone, high school juniors, seniors, college students, and their parents need to read this book before making disastrous decisions about college.

If you have already been abused by our STEM "mis-education system," this book will give you strategies to return to college and succeed despite the wounds you have already suffered.

If you are a parent, don't let your kid go to college until you have BOTH read this book.

If you are a guidance counselor or school librarian, this book is the best resource to prepare your students for a STEM career.

Publication Date:
0999190008 / 9780999190005
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Education / Teaching Methods & Materials / Science & Technology

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