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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

AMSA Conference, UC Davis

By Carol Hernandez


AMSA Conference, UC Davis

Approximately twenty five LMC American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and (Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement) MESA students attended the 11th National UC Davis Pre-Health Student Alliance Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions Conferenceon October 12th and October 13th. This is the largest Pre-Med conference in the country! 


Our students met at LMC early in the morning and caravan over to Davis.  At the conference AMSA/MESA students received information regarding skills necessary to succeed in the medical and health-professions school admission process, which can be confusing to navigate especially for first generation college students. In addition, AMSA/MESA Students had the opportunity to meet with deans of admissions from top schools across the country, admission officers, financial aid officers, faculty, and staff. This year over 120 medical schools, 25 public health schools, 25 pharmacy schools, 35 dental schools, and 20 nursing schools attended the conference.  It is also an opportunity to meet and network with other motivated pre-med college students from across the country.

Gary Fridland, Vice President of LMC AMSA's club, said "The experience is breath taking and inspiring every time you go! It feels wonderful and comforting to attend a conference which brings together a vital force of individuals who seek to better their communities and the world that they truly care to impact.

The AMSA Conference at Davis is a stepping stone to help young medical students find their path and compassions for what they feel is the right thing to do, which is help better the world."  This is the fourth year that AMSA/MESA students have attended the conference and every year they come back ready to go back for more information and fun!


STEM Highlights

MESA Leadership Conference








MESA Leadership Conference


Four MESA (Math, Engineering, Science, and Achievement) students from LMC were selected and attended the 10th Annual Student Leadership Conference: Future STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) leaders in San Diego on October 19 and 20, 2013. This is the fifth STEM leadership conference that LMC students have participated in, accompanied by LMC MESA Program Director Carol Hernandez.  Samera Khalili, Adam Alemnew, Luis Mendez, and Shawn Brewer networked with STEM industry partners and attended various workshops on Leadership, Interview Skills, Effective Communications and Social Media.

High School STEM Ambassadors

LMC’s MESA/AMSA students started a new program led by Carol Hernandez and Danielle Liubicich.  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 is our first semester and will be starting a pilot program at Pittsburg High School.  The students will be doing: hands on activities; student success panels; and in class tutoring.

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.


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