Student Retention Enhancement Across Mathematics and Science

Meet the Team

Dr. Thomas P. Kling
STREAMS Principal Investigator
Associate Professor of Physics
Conant Science Building 214
Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, MA 02325

Tom Kling oversees the STREAMS program, helping to coordinate STREAMS activities for faculty and students. He leads the STREAMS curriculum and assessment teams and is responsible for responding to NSF about the progress of BSC in graduating more science and math majors. You can contact Tom at 508.531.2895 or

Dr. Stephen Waratuke
STREAMS Co-Investigator & Coordinator of Summer Bridge Program
Associate Professor of Chemistry
Conant Science Building 413
Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, MA 02325

Steve Waratuke oversees the STREAMS Summer Bridge Program. The Summer Bridge Program invites 16 incoming freshman science and math majors to live on campus for three weeks prior to their fall semester. During this time, students are immersed in undergraduate research and coursework designed to prepare them for a successful first year of science and math coursework. Steve recruits summer bridge students, organized research experience placement, oversees curriculum development, and recruits peer lab and writing mentors. You can contact Steve at 508.531.2114 or

Dr. Jennifer Mendell
STREAMS Co-Investigator & Coordinator of Transfer Student Program
Assistant Professor of Biology
Conant Science Building 318
Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, MA 02325

Jenna Mendell oversees the STREAMS Transfer Student Program. STREAMS partners with Massassoit and Cape Cod Community Colelges to assist math and science majors from those colleges make a successful transition to BSC. Jenna also oversees expanded transfer student orientations for science and math majors. You can contact Jenna at 508.531.2610 or

Dr. Jeff Williams
STREAMS Co-Investigator & Coordinator of Residential Learning Community
Professor of Physics
Conant Science Building 207
Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, MA 02325

Jeff Williams oversees the STREAMS Residential Learning Community. Beginning in Fall 2011, students who are majoring in science or mathematics can live in a special living and learning community with students of similar interests. Jeff is overseeing the creation and organization of the residential learning community and will oversee the selection of students to live in the community next year. You can contact jeff at 508.531.2081 or

Dr. Matthew Salomone
STREAMS Co-Investigator & Coordinator of Structured Learning Assistance
Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Hart Hall 223
Bridgewater State College
Bridgewater, MA 02325

Matt Salomone oversees the STREAMS Structured Learning Assistance and is on the STREAMS curriculum team. Structured learning assistance is a student-led intervention in introductory courses in the science and mathematics majors. Peer learning assistants (PALs) assist faculty in delivering inquiry- and team-based problem solving. Matt helps train the PALs and assists faculty in structuring courses to make the best use of this resource. You can contact Matt at 508.531.2216 or .