USDE HSI Sustainability in STEM Grant: 2016 - 2021

Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Cabrillo College, a Hispanic-Serving Institution in Aptos, CA proposes Sustainability in STEM, a five-year project designed to address the purposes of the HSI STEM and Articulation program. Cabrillo proposes to develop/revise key STEM curricula to infuse content and resources related to environmental sustainability and to develop/pilot student-centered services that promote STEM success, persistence, degree completion, and transfer. New/revised curricula will allow establishment of transferable AS degrees in Sustainable Agricultural Technology and Environmental Sciences, as well as a new Certificate in Sustainability, while expanding transfer pathways to “green” STEM bachelor’s degrees at University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) institutions. Robust student-centered services include STEM advising, coaching for STEM majors, and STEM tutoring, with outcomes including increased STEM enrollment, degree completion, and transfer.

MESA: since 1991

Mathematic, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA)

Cabrillo College, a Hispanic-Serving Institution in Aptos, CA proposes Sustainability in STEM, a five-year project designed to address the purposes of the HSI STEM and Articulation program. Cabrillo proposes to develop/revise key STEM curricula to infuse content and resources related to environmental sustainability and to develop/pilot student-centered services that promote STEM success, persistence, degree completion, and transfer. New/revised curricula will allow establishment of transferable AS degrees in Sustainable Agricultural Technology and Environmental Sciences, as well as a new Certificate in Sustainability, while expanding transfer pathways to “green” STEM bachelor’s degrees at University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) institutions. Robust student-centered services include STEM advising, coaching for STEM majors, and STEM tutoring, with outcomes including increased STEM enrollment, degree completion, and transfer.

NSF EAGER - Engineering Abroad: Guatemala: 2013 - 2017

Early Concept Grants for Exploratory Research (EAGER) Strengthening Student Commitment through an Engineering Abroad Program (SSC-EAP)

Cabrillo College, a Hispanic-Serving Institution in Aptos, CA proposes Sustainability in STEM, a five-year project designed to address the purposes of the HSI STEM and Articulation program. Cabrillo proposes to develop/revise key STEM curricula to infuse content and resources related to environmental sustainability and to develop/pilot student-centered services that promote STEM success, persistence, degree completion, and transfer. New/revised curricula will allow establishment of transferable AS degrees in Sustainable Agricultural Technology and Environmental Sciences, as well as a new Certificate in Sustainability, while expanding transfer pathways to “green” STEM bachelor’s degrees at University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) institutions. Robust student-centered services include STEM advising, coaching for STEM majors, and STEM tutoring, with outcomes including increased STEM enrollment, degree completion, and transfer.

NSF S-STEM SPECS - Scholarships for Engineering Students: 2015 - 2020

Scholars Program for Engineering College Students (SPECS)

The Engineering Department was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM scholarship grant for engineering majors called SPECS: Scholars Program for Engineering College Students. The objective of the SPECS program is to support academically talented, financially disadvantaged students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in engineering professions: minorities, women, and first generation college students. The goals of the SPECS program are to increase retention, success, and satisfaction among the scholars so that they transfer to a four year university to complete their BS degree in engineering.

NSF STEEP

Science, Technology and Energy: Expanding Potential (STEEP)

The Engineering Department was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM scholarship grant for engineering majors called SPECS: Scholars Program for Engineering College Students. The objective of the SPECS program is to support academically talented, financially disadvantaged students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in engineering professions: minorities, women, and first generation college students. The goals of the SPECS program are to increase retention, success, and satisfaction among the scholars so that they transfer to a four year university to complete their BS degree in engineering.

USDE HSI STEM Grant: 2011-2016

Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

The HSI STEM project enables Cabrillo College to significanlty scale up and centralize STEM student support services and activities to facilitate broader participation, greater persistance and higher rates of transfer into baccalaureate programs. One of the key project components includes the remodel of Building 800 on the Aptos campus, centralizing Engineering Technology, Engineering, Physics, Computer Science and Computer Information Systems programs with new laboratories, new classrooms and a new STEM Center (Home to MESA, the PLC and the Networking Lab). Additional components include a STEM Summer Program, increased academic support through peer led workshops and tutoring, developing a model articulation and transfer initiative, and building a comprehensive STEM database to allow faculty and administrators to make evidence-based decisions and improvements. The HSI STEM project is funded by the US Department of Education's Higher Education Programs Division, Institutional Service Office under the HSI STEM and Articulation Program.The Engineering Department was recently awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) S-STEM scholarship grant for engineering majors called SPECS: Scholars Program for Engineering College Students. The objective of the SPECS program is to support academically talented, financially disadvantaged students from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in engineering professions: minorities, women, and first generation college students. The goals of the SPECS program are to increase retention, success, and satisfaction among the scholars so that they transfer to a four year university to complete their BS degree in engineering.