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STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math

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




NSF STEM Scholars Program

: http://www.losmedanos.edu/stem/scholars.asp


Contact: Nicole Trager

      MESA Director, STEM Scholars Coordinator

Email:    ntrager@losmedanos.edu

Phone:   (925) 473-7685


The Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) Scholars Program provides scholarships for LMC students who are majoring in one of the following STEM fields:

      • Biological Sciences
      • Computer Sciences
      • Engineering
      • Mathematical Sciences or Physical Sciences.

Current LMC students and high school students who will enroll as STEM majors in the fall semester can apply for the STEM Scholars Program Scholarship if they meet the eligibility requirements below.


The STEM Scholars Program is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).


  NSF STEM Scholars Program



STEM Scholars ProGRAM SCHOLARSHIP Eligibility Requirements

To apply for the STEM Scholars Program Scholarship, the following eligibility requirements must be met:

      • Hold U.S. citizenship or lawful national or alien status.
      • Have successfully completed pre-calculus by the time the scholarship dispersal
      • Demonstrate financial need, according to federal guidelines
      • Upon selection, enroll full-time (12+ units at LMC) in a program leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree in a STEM discipline
      • Upon selection become an active participant in the MESA Program

High school students need:

      • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0

LMC students need:

      • A minimum overall GPA of 2.7 and have an overall GPA of 3.0 in their STEM classes
      • To have completed a signed Student Educational Plan




LMC's STEM Outreach offers opportunities to expand the reach of science education into the high school and parent community.

Science Technology Engineering and Math transfer students have the opportunity to experience giving back to the community by becoming a STEM Ambassador.

Participating in the STEM Ambassador Program also supports the fulfillment of volunteer hours, and students can request letters of reference that are important for college admission applications as well as scholarships.


STEM Scholars visiting Dow Mentor.

STEM Scholars visiting Dow.

LMC Nature Preserve



LMC Summer Bridge




STEM Ambassadors


Los Medanos College STEM Ambassadors are highly motivated STEM and MESA transfer students. STEM Ambassadors can volunteer their time in the high school in several ways:


Engineering 10 Students Stem Ambassadors
LMC Engineering 010 students visit
Pittsburg High School's Project Lead The Way
(PLTW) Engineering class to share information.

Spring 2015 STEM Ambassadors transferring to the college of their choice! STEM Ambassadors are also MESA students!

Stem Ambassadors Student Success Panel STEM Ambassador recognition ceremony
STEM Ambassadors Student Success Panel
presenting STEM opportunities to
LMC Summer Bridge students.
STEM Ambassador recognition ceremony at
Pittsburg High School