Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM)
at Santa Monica College
Do you want to discover
new cures for diseases?
Do you like to take
things apart and see how they work?
Do you want to be part of
solving today's environmental challenges?
Do you want to discover what is beneath the ground you walk on and who has
walked on it before you?
If you answered yes to
any of those questions,
then a major in a STEM field might be right for
Find out what the SMC/ UCLA Science and Research Initiative has to
WHAT QUALIFIES as a STEM
Major? Click here to find out
There are a variety of
majors that fall into STEM, such as Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Geology,
Geography, Physical Anthropology and Physics.
Mathematics is at the core of all STEM majors.
Math background can lead to a variety of careers!
We Use Math - YouTube Video ---> We Use Math - Introduction Video
WHY SHOULD I MAJOR IN
your possibilities. STEM majors may attend
graduate school, work in a laboratory, teach, become part of the
government sector, design buildings, conduct research in foreign
countries, and pursue countless other career opportunities.
an impact on your community and the world!
STEM professionals are constantly making contributions to the world -
almost every area of our lives is affected by STEM advancements.
Many of the growing employment opportunities are in STEM related fields.
In 2011, the U.S. Department of Commerce projected that between 208 and
2018, STEM occupations will grow 17% (compared to 9.8% for non-STEM
Ben innovative and explore areas that are undiscovered and constantly
changing. If you enjoy solving complex problems, thinking outside of
the box, learning how things are built, a major in STEM might be right for
satisfaction. If you are passionate about
a STEM field, take classes at SMC to work toward your major and begin your
path toward a field you love!
HOW DOES SMC Support ALL
STEM Majors? Click here for STEM Resources
- STEM Club (@smcstemclub) or join the
SMCSTEMClub on Facebook!
SMC/UCLA Science and Research Initiative
WHAT IS THE SMC/ UCLA
SCIENCE AND RESEARCH INITIATIVE AND COULD IT HELP ME?
It is an academic support
program designed to help traditionally underrepresented students interested in
STEM careers successfully complete their studies at SMC, transfer to a 4 year
research orientated baccalaureate program, and enter the STEM workforce.
The program offers participating students with the following:
learning experiences, including research opportunities
to careers in STEM fields
Additionally, SMC has
partnered with UCLA's Center for Community College Partnerships (CCCP) and the
Undergraduate Research Center (URC) to provide students with mentoring, summer
bridge programming at UCLA, summer research opportunities and onsite advising. Read more here http://www.smc.edu/NewsRoom/Pages/SMC-Receives-$5.8-Million-Grant-to-Get-More-Minority-Students-into-Science-Math.aspx
PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
of Math 20 (with a "B" or higher) or eligibility for a higher
level math course
than 30 completed college units
2.8 cumulative GPA
to participate in program services
We do not accept students
in the MLT, Nursing or Respiratory Therapy Programs. For more information about
these programs please visit the SMC Home Page.
HOW TO APPLY -- SRI Application Criteria and Information NOTE: Application is now CLOSED.
The SRI Program has a limited number of spots open every year;
therefore, we run a competitive application process based on the criteria
Please fill out an
“Interest Card” using the link below if you are interested in applying to the
SRI program next year (2015-2016). By filling out an interest card, you will also
receive notifications about campus-wide STEM events sponsored by the SRI
program at SMC.
Interest Card Link