WELCOME to the STEM Grant Webpage
What is HSI-STEM?
HSI-STEM refers to the U.S. Department of Education grant program for Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI), specifically to improve and expand our ability to serve Hispanic and low income students who are completing degrees, certificates, or transfer preparation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Cerritos College received the five year, $3.54 million grant in October 2011.
At the time of the award, Cerritos College President Dr. Linda Lacy said, "Although Cerritos College has a strong history of service to Hispanic and other underserved populations; they are typically underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math fields. This grant will allow us to provide underrepresented students who are interested in pursuing careers in science and technology with the academic enrichment and support they need to successfully transfer to four-year institutions."
What Activities or Programs are helping us Reach our Goals?
The STEM grant provides funding for many activities directly related to students in STEM courses and majors including:
Less visible to students, but just as important in reaching our goals, are some behind-the-scenes activities, including:
All our activities are integrated with the iFALCON program for student success and the Center for Teaching Excellence. All students at Cerritos College are welcome to participate in any of the public activities, although some programs are focused on students who have declared a STEM Major. Download list of majors!
Dr. Carolyn Chambers
STEM Grant Project Director
Dean of Science, Engineering, Math (SEM) Division
If you're interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and/or Math (STEM), take advantage of the opportunities and resources we have available to you on our website. Should you have additional questions, please contact:
Office: PST 107
Phone: 562-860-2451 ext. 2623
Visit the STEM Facebook Page at: STEM at Cerritos