Student Support

Science and Research Initiative (SRI) - STEM Program


STEM students

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2021-22 STEM Program Application now CLOSED.

Deadline to apply was Monday, May 24th @8am!

Application decisions are sent out in early June.

**Next Application Cycle will open early SPRING 2022.**

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 Undergraduate Research Center.

Program Requirements & Important Dates for 2021-22

Type Frequency
Program Orientation June 28 OR 29, 2021
STEM Skills Week  August 16 - 21, 2021
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

Additional Requirements (once in the program)

  • 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) offered Fall/Spring.

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

If you have questions about requirements, call 310-434-3988 or email