School of STEM

What is the School of STEM?

School of STEM isn’t just a group. It’s a team. We have a goal and we do it together. 

  1. Build a sense of community amongst STEM students. We are in this together and Illumineers are the ambassadors to have others join 

  1. Recognition for what we call ‘high impact practices.’ Students who do the things on the School of STEM checklist succeed in classes, complete and transfer. Research confirms this and so do the stories we can tell. 

  1. Managing the muddling middle. That sense of community is what keeps us in it when other things pull. That map helps us to have faith we will make it. It is reassuring to know we are doing the right things at the right time and we are indeed on the right path. 

How can you join the School of STEM?

  1. Attend a School of STEM Workshop in the LLRC Conference Room between Tuesday, August 15th and Thursday, August 31st, 2023.
    • Take a look at the OC STEM Events page for information about School of STEM Workshops and upcoming events.
  2. Complete this form to join the School of STEM.

What are the requirements for the School of STEM?

  • Complete as much of the OC STEM Checklist as possible each month.  Those are the right nudges to help you along the way.  Take a look at the OC STEM Events page for information about upcoming events.
  • Each month, tell us what you've completed on the School of STEM Checklist by completing this form.
  • Get recognition for your hard work and find community with other OC STEM students at our monthly School of STEM Convening. We welcome School of STEM members, OC STEM faculty, alum and invited guests.  These meetings are held each month in the OC STEM Center.  Be sure to register.  Links will be shared through Starfish.  Contact OC STEM if you'd like to join.
    • Wednesday, August 30th 4-6pm
      • OC STEM Mixer with VC and CSUCI.  
    • Tuesday, September 26th 3-5pm
      • Dr. Jose Maldonado-featured speaker.  Stay for supper.
    • Tuesday, October 24th 12-2pm
      • Professor Celenia Cano -featured speaker. Stay for supper
    • Tuesday, November 28th 12-2pm
      • Stay for supper