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Science Research Initiative (SRI) Program Overview​

The Science Research Initiative (SRI) is an academic support program designed to assist students interested in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, or ​Mathematics (STEM) majors/careers.

The SRI program will help program participants successfully complete their studies​ at SMC, transfer to​ ANY baccalaureate program, and/or enter the STEM workforce. This program works closely with partners at UCLA, specifically the Center for Community College Partnerships and the Undergraduate Research Center.

Program Requirements

Counseling Sessions 2 Per Semester
STEM Workshops 1-2 Per Semester
Academic Support Programming Supplemental Instruction, Tutoring, Lecture Series, etc.
Peer Mentoring 2 meetings per semester
Program Orientation June 13th or 14th or 15th, 2018 
STEM Skills Week August 13th - 18th, 2018

Additional Requirements​

  • 1 STEM Course (minimum) every semester at SMC: Math (non-business), Computer Science, Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Sustainable Technologies, Engineering)

  • Maintain at least a 2.8 GPA each semester

  • STEM Career Courses (Counseling 12) and Job Strategies (Counseling 15)

  • Principles & Practice of Scientific Research Course (Science 10) offered Winter & Spring

If you have questions regarding the requirements above please contact us at 310-434-3988 or send us an email to stem@smc.edu