​​​​STEM STEP Title III HSI Grant 

In 2016, Los Angeles Harbor College (LAHC) was awarded a $6 million Title III Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) STEM grant from the U.S. Department of Education. The STEM grant is five year grant with funding available October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2021. Grant funds are dedicated to the LAHC STEM Success, Transfer and Equity Program, known as STEM STEP.

STEM STEP (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math Success, Transfer & Equity Program) is a two-year plan for accelerated transfer and completion fo​r students who are interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math majors. 

The goal of STEM STEP is to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students who attain degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

ATTENTION STEM STEP STUDENTS: SPRING 2019 ACTIVITIES If you are a full-time STEM student taking 12+ units, you are in STEM STEP!

STEM STEP has a schedule of exciting learning community activities to help you transfer faster, apply to Universities and gain access to PAID internships!

Workshops, tutors, mentors and field trips are available just for you!

Register for Upcoming Special Activities:

October 5th: Field Trip to Center for Advanced Manufacturing at USC & LA Clean Tech
– Transportation provided

October 16th: Industry Spotlight: Highlighting Women in STEM
– Lunch provided​


​STEM STEP Spring 2019 Activities

IF YOU'RE A FULL-TIME STEM MAJOR, TAKING 12+ UNITS, YOU ARE IN STEM STEP!
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) STEP (Success, Transfer & Equity Program)

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THESE NO COST BENEFITS TO HELP YOU SUCCEED AND TRANSFER FASTER!

  • STEM Learning Community, STEM Counselor, Scholarship Opportunities, Peer Mentors & STEM Tutor in each discipline
  • Winter & Summer intersessions to accelerate completion and transfer
  • Field Trips & Success Skills Workshops - learn about career choices, time management, communication and more!
​DATE & TIME TOPIC LOCATION
Tues., 2/19                 3:00-4:00 PM How to Apply for a Paid Summer                    
Internship for STEM Majors
Science Building 201
Thurs., 2/21             3:00-4:00 PM  Real Time Resume Writing for STEM Majors
Build your resume customized for jobs and internships.

Science Building 201

 

Wed., 3/6                  12:00-2:00 PM March Madness Event STEM:                                
SCIENCE & Math FOCUS  (Lunch Provided)
Tech 110

Mon., 3/11                12:00-3:00 PM

STEM STEP Open House
Learn more about the STEM STEP program and interact with STEM faculty and mentors.
Tech 110
Wed., 3/13              12:00-2:00 PM

March Madness Event STEM:

COMPUTER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FOCUS
(Lunch Provided)

Tech 110
Wed., 3/20             12:00-2:00 PM March Madness Event STEM: ENGINEERING
(Lunch Provided)                                                                          
Tech 110
Wed., 3/27             1:00-2:00 PM

STEM Transfer 101

What is STEM? Why is it important? This workshop focuses on STEM careers and transfer information for STEM students.

Tech 107
Tues., 4/23              2:30-4:00 PM LAHC vs El Camino Baseball Game
STEM STEP Mentor Social                      
STEM mentors meet STEM students.
LAHC Baseball Field
Fri., 4/26              10:00-2:00 PM

Field trip to a STEM Company
STEM students visit a STEM related industry site.

TBA
Thurs., 5/16             3:00-4:00 PM 

STEMbucks Coffee Social
Coffee with your STEM STEP Mentor

Tech 110
Tues., 5/21              2:30-4:30 PM  STEM STEP Sashes Ceremony
Celebrate the completion and transfer of STEM students. Special guest speaker: Chemist, Emergency Physician, and NASA Astronaut Anna Fisher
Student Union

Funded by: US Department of Education- Title III, HSI STEM STEP Grant

STEM STEP Overview 
STEM STEP is comprised of one single activity with the following three sub-components to provide comprehensive academic and support services to students interested in STEM fields:

​Component 1: STEM Academic and Student Support Services.
​A prescriptive approach to student success:  guarantees first-year students a full-schedule of classes and comprehensive student support services. Students are placed in a learning community cohort to create a supportive learning environment. Participants are required to enroll full time (12 units) per semester, including a math/STEM course, English, and a pathway elective course that aligns with STEM transfer requirements. Strengthening Transfer/Articulation Agreements with four-year institutions is also an objective of this grant.

Component 2: STEM Pro​fessional Development.
For faculty, counselors, and staff to support STEM STEP students. This includes training on strengthening learning communities, counseling/advising for STEM careers, and strengthening culturally-infused STEM curriculum.

Component 3: STEM Resource Development.
Create the college’s first STEM Alumni Association and HSI STEM Endowment to develop short and long-term resources to support student success and sustainability.


LAHC students interested in STEM are invited to join STEM STEP.

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