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).

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. Read More