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STEM Program Application 

for 2020-2021 is now OPEN.

​Deadline to Apply is: 

Mon., May 18th, 2020 @8:00am 

EXTENDED to Tuesday, 05/19 @8am!

           Applicants will be notified of decisions in early June.


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 & Important Dates for 2020-21

Program Orientation
June 17th/18th/or 19th, 2020* 
*Remote/online options will be offered. Dates TBA
​STEM Skills Week ​August 17th - 22nd, 2020* 
*remote/online options will be offered. Dates TBA
​Counseling Sessions​2 Per Semester​
STEM Workshops 1-2 Per Semester
Academic Support Programming Supplemental Instruction, Tutoring, Lecture Series, Workshops, etc.
Peer Mentoring​ 2 check-ins per semester

Additional Requirements​ (once in the program)

  • 1 STEM Course (minimum) every semester at SMC: Math (non-business), Co​mputer 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) offered Fall/Spring.

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

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