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The official Group Page of the Los Angeles Mission College STEM program
The Los Angeles Mission College STEM Program (SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, ENGINEERING, MATH) is made possible by a five-year STEM grant (2011-2016) awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to create a program that would increase Hispanics graduating and/or transferring in STEM related fields. Los Angeles Mission College is classified by the Federal Government as a Hispanic Serving institute because of its location in the Northeast San Fernando Valley and its large Hispanic population. LAMC was therefore awarded 4.3 million dollars for this program to serve as the hub for STEM faculty and students, strengthening academic services by:
- Creating a pathway for students to graduate through counseling, tracking, and peer programming.
- Expanding tutoring, math workshops and summer bridge programs for STEM students.
- Supporting curriculum development in math, life science, physical science and computer science.
- Renovating the computer science lab and upgrading technology.
- Offering STEM Summer Academy to incoming STEM majors.
- Expanding and formalizing undergraduate research program.
KEY MEASURES OF SUCCESS INCLUDE:
- Increased number of STEM degrees awarded.
- Increased number of technology infused courses across STEM disciplines.
- Increased STEM articulation agreements.
- Increased retention and transfer rates.
- Increased Hispanic graduation, degree attainment, and transfer rates.