The STEM Program
The STEM Program at Santa Monica College is an academic support program designed to help traditionally underrepresented students, interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) careers, successfully complete their studies at SMC, transfer to a four year research orientated baccalaureate program, and enter the workforce. Santa Monica College's STEM Initiatives foster the student skills necessary to excel in STEM courses.
Goals and Initiatives
STEM students are encouraged to connect to the resources provided, early, to succeed.
STEM at SMC also provides resources to both faculty and students to clarify the "Hidden Curriculum" of STEM.
Our program stresses the importance of:
Managing your Time Effectively
Planning your schedule with a STEM counselor
Listening to your counselor's advice on Time Management and Education Planning
Don't just study hard-STUDY SMART! Take advantage of one or ALL of the following:
Find your community: build a network of people that can help you fill in the gaps. SMC has a large offering of special programs and student clubs.
Make the time to apply for scholarships and internships
Any student interested in STEM can take advantage of the following STEM focused services as soon as you arrive at SMC:
Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Peer tutoring and coaching
Faculty-led workshops and events
Specialized STEM Courses
STEM Cool Careers Panels and STEM Days on the Quad
Engage with STE at SMC through student clubs
Science and Research Initiative Program
STEM Students are encouraged to apply to the Science and Research Initiative Program, a STEM cohort based experience that includes STEM Skills Week and other Summer Bridge Programming.
Please visit the SRI Program page on our website for more details.