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STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

A pipeline from high school, through LMC, and into four-year colleges and universities



STEM Featured Story

High School STEM Ambassador Visits Continue

Irene Orellana Impresses PHS Students with an Experiment

LMC’s students continue to make an impact as they visit Pittsburg High School tutoring students, giving advice on transitioning into college, and even leading scientific experiments.

The Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Ambassador Program is an outreach effort that promotes diversity in STEM by strengthening the high school student pipeline to Los Medanos College. STEM Ambassadors inspire curiosity and success through contextualized learning activities that engage students in STEM by making connections and fostering a support network.  This ongoing program has been a smashing success for students and faculty at both Pittsburg High and Los Medanos alike.

Would you like to join these students doing: hands on activities; student success panels; and in class tutoring?

Contact Ana Castro at acastro@losmedanos.edu if you are interested in becoming a STEM ambassador.

STEM Undergraduate Research Initiative Growing


In Fall 2014, LMC was honored to be invited to join the NSF (National Science Foundation) funded Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative (CCURI). As a part of this initiative, LMC faculty are implementing exciting new projects into the curriculum of Biology, Chemistry, and Math courses. Additionally, CCURI is sponsoring several LMC STEM students to attend an academic conference in Portland OR focused on student research projects.

The initiative will continue its growth this Summer 2015 semester as we offer an biological research course for the first time. For information and questions about this and other projects contact the project lead Danielle Liubicich at dliubicich@losmedanos.edu or visit www.ccuri.org.

Brentwood Students Enjoy New Lab Facility

Students are all smiles with new lab The opening of the new science lab at the LMC Brentwood Center continues to provide students with increased access to science education. The Brentwood Center is now able to offer laboratory experiences to students in both Biology and Physics with the opening of the new space.

Recently the success of the lab was highlighted in a story on the front page of the Los Medanos website. You can read about its success at www.losmedanos.edu/news/brentwoodlab.asp

Engineering Day at CAL Berkeley

On October 18, LMC MESA students attended MESA Engineering Day at Cal. They spent the day, along with other MESA community college transfer students, taking in important information about Cal’s School of Engineering transfer policy. Oscar Dubon, Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion, and Professor of Materials Science, gave an overview of the program, and students were also treated to lab tours of the engineering department. Angel Jimenez and Luis Mojica found the day full of useful information as they are currently applying for transfer to Cal’s School of Engineering.

STEM NewsletteR - Click here to read fall 2014 STEM Newsletter