Science, Technology, Engineering & Math - STEM

From examining cheek cells to turning custard into ice cream with liquid Nitrogen, Fourteen local teenagers from the Cupertino YMCA got a hands-on look at several scientific disciplines during a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Day hosted by STEM faculty from Mission College on July 18.

STEM Day: Fourteen local teenagers from the Cupertino YMCA got a hands-on look at several scientific disciplines during a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Day hosted by STEM faculty from Mission College on July 18.

 

Welcome to the Mission College STEM student website! Here you will find a wealth of information to assist you as you work towards graduation/transfer in pursuit of your own STEM career. Check this page often, as we will frequently be posting information new events/opportunities.

Visit the STEM Learning Center!

The STEM learning Center is located on the first floor of the Science Building(SCI-131). We are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon-Fri.

Services currently available to students at the STEM Learning Center include:

  • Tutoring in many STEM subjects from our MESA (Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement) tutors. They can help students with Chemistry, Math and Physics. For tutoring hours, please see the attachment.
  • Chem Draw software is available for students to use on the four computers we have in the STEM Learning Center.
  • Meet with our STEM Peer Mentors, experienced STEM students who understand what you're going through and can answer your questions about campus resources. Please see the attachment for their drop-in hours.
  • The STEM Learning Center is a quiet place to study and has the added benefit of being located directly adjacent to STEM faculty offices.
 
Seeking STEM Peer Mentors!

We are seeking seven outstanding Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics students to serve as STEM Peer Mentors for the Fall 2014 semester. Please see the attached application for more information regarding this position. If you are interested in applying, please fill out our application and email it back to jessica.shillings@wvm.edu no later than April 30. Feel free to call me at 408.855.5437 with any additional questions.

 STEM Peer Mentor job responsibilities include the following:

- Work one-on-one or with small groups of learners to support successful completion of course work within the STEM disciplines

- Answer students questions and provide information and instruction on how to use resources or find additional resources to support academic endeavors

- Conduct STEM awareness workshops at local after school programs for middle and high school students

- Conduct class presentations and data collection on all assigned work

- Maintain confidentiality of student work and progress consistent with FERPA

- Work  closely with STEM faculty and AANAPISI staff to promote student success

- Participate in mandatory training sessions

 

New events!

We are excited to announce a brand new event at the STEM Learning Center, featuring Rebecca Abergel, a staff scientist in the Chemical Sciences Division of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. This a great opportunity to learn more about a career in scientific research. Please let me know if you plan to attend.

When: March 24 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Where: STEM Learning Center

Also – Have you been selected for a great internship, summer research experience, scholarship or been accepted to a transfer institution yet? If so, we want to hear from you! We'd love to learn about your accomplishments so we can keep track of all our talented Mission College STEM students.

 

Ever wonder what working for Intel is like? Now is your chance to find out. Please join the STEM Learning Center and the Alliance of Mathematics, Engineering and Science Students to hear from a panel of professionals from Intel's many departments.

When: March 28

Time: 12 p.m.

Location: Sorenson Hall

 

What's new at the STEM Learning Center? There's an app for that, and a website too.

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Learning Center invites you to visit our online resources:

  • http://www.missioncollege.org/student_services/stem/index.html
  • Search for "Mission College" in your Android marketplace.

(At this time our app is only available to Android users, though we hope to make this resource IOS compatible soon!)

 
New Programs:

This semester, we are pleased to announce the launch of our PC Pals mentorship program with Intel. Each participating student will be paired with a professional mentor in their field who will correspond with them via email. Students will also attend two special events on the Intel campus with their mentors, and may have the opportunity to shadow their mentor during a day at work.

 

Internships

Mission College Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Students,

Do you want to intern for:

  • The Federal Government
  • NASA
  • The U.S. Department of Energy
  • National Institutes of Health
  • The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

Did you know that all of these agencies have paid internship programs that you can apply for? In fact most of these programs have application deadlines due in coming weeks. For more information about which program might be most appropriate for you, or how to apply, click here. For a complete slide show on these internship programs, click here.

For further questions, please contact Jessica Shillings at the STEM Learning Center by emailing jessica.shillings@wvm.edu or by calling 408.855.5261

 
The STEM Learning Center is now available to reserve.

Usage of this room is limited to:

  • STEM related student activities
  • STEM Club Meetings
  • STEM workshops
  • Small group study sessions
  • Faculty/Staff meetings - for all other meeting types, please contact Jessica Shillings

If you would like to reserve the STEM Learning Center, please do the following:

  • Contact the STEM/Transfer Program Coordinator, Jessica Shillings at jessica.shillings@wvm.edu or (408) 855-5261.
  • Provide a date and time of the event.
  • Name & purpose of the event.
  • Number of attendees.

Please allow a 24-hour turnaround for a response on availability. Once your request has been approved, you will be sent a confirmation email and the calendar on the outside of the STEM Learning Center will be updated.

 

 

STEM/Transfer Program Coordinator
Jessica Shillings
jessica.shillings@wvm.edu
408-855-5261