Be a STEM Success @ LMC!

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LMC_STEMWe’ll help you every step of the way.

Are you interested in an exciting career of discovery and exploration? Do you like solving problems, working in diverse teams, and innovating ways to make positive impacts on the world? Then come join the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Program at Los Medanos College!

IMG_5290Studying a STEM discipline at LMC will prepare you for a fascinating career in some of the fastest growing fields, such as biomedical engineering and information technology. The College offers courses in diverse STEM disciplines including biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, electrical and instrumentation technology (ETEC), math, physics and process technology (PTEC). Many students enter the workforce after earning associate degrees or certificates at LMC, and many continue their studies to earn bachelor’s and advanced degrees at 4-year colleges and universities across the country. STEM fields have some of the highest projected job growth through the next decade, making these disciplines an incredible choice for a robust future career.

Los Medanos College is located within one of the largest tech hubs in the world, providing students with spectacular opportunities to be part of an exciting, innovative environment. Students are encouraged to build valuable professional networks and seek opportunities to learn from local industry leaders. Many gain experience at world-renowned companies and research centers.

Learn Like a Pro

LMC is preparing the next generation of STEM leaders by providing students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in tomorrow’s workforce, as well as supporting them along their journey. Courses are taught by talented, dedicated instructors who provide students a solid foundation in their area of study. Students gain hands-on experience working with modern equipment and develop the technical tools enabling them to succeed in their future careers.

LMC was awarded a Department of Education grant (HSI STEM) that supported the expansion of STEM course sections, the opening of a new laboratory facility at the Brentwood Center, and a revision of curriculum utilizing new cutting-edge equipment.

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STEM students from LMC’s Team Engineering Tech are headed to NASA to test their experimental equipment for getting core samples from asteroids.

Many of the College’s STEM courses include curriculum featuring student-driven research projects. These learning experiences prepare students for future study and gives them a more realistic representation of what it means to be a professional in their field of choice.

LMC is one of thirty-eight colleges nationwide – and only one of two in California – that participate as a partner institution in the Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI). CCURI supports highly engaging learning experiences by providing valuable resources, such as research supplies, faculty professional development, and fully-funded opportunities for students to travel and present their research at regional conferences. STEM students also have an opportunity to present their results from classroom research experiences, internships, and other opportunities during LMC’s annual student research symposium held on campus.

At LMC, you can join our supportive team

When you enroll as a STEM student at LMC, you join a network of supportive individuals who are here to help you achieve your goals. The College has talented counselors to help students develop education plans, free tutoring for numerous STEM courses, as well as career, transfer, and financial aid services available to all students.

Los Medanos College was awarded a competitive National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM grant, providing scholarships and other STEM support services to STEM students, such as mentoring, college visits and career events. In conjunction, LMC’s incredible MESA (Math Engineering Science Achievement) Program provides ongoing support services for our STEM students. The MESA Center provides a welcoming, collaborative environment for students to study, work on computers, receive tutoring, meet with faculty, and network with industry professionals during the invited speaker series. Coordinating all aspects of this program is the MESA Director, who informs all of LMC’s STEM students about campus events and services as well as exciting career opportunities and internships.

Visit Los Medanos College today and start building your pathway toward future STEM success!

For more information: http://www.losmedanos.edu/stem

– Danielle Liubicich

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