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What is S-STEM?


The mission for El Paso Community College's S-STEM Program is to help students who are pursuing a degree in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to continue and succeed in a four year institution. We provide counseling, financial aid, and faculty mentoring so the program participants can achieve their goals and a better future.

What We are About

This program is for students superior in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. S-STEM helps students stay on track to achieve maximum education.

Who Funds Us

This program is being funded by the NSF (National Science Foundation) since fall of 2011 and has been supporting students' financial and educational needs. ( )

S-STEM Video Resources

  • Nova (PBS) Videos
    The NOVA website provides clips and full episodes of science-focused programs.
    VideoLectures.NET is an award-winning free and open access educational video lectures repository. The lectures are given by distinguished scholars and scientists at the most important and prominent events like conferences, summer schools, workshops and science promotional events from many fields of Science.

Would you like to learn more about S-STEM?

Here you will find helpful books in STEM Information and Careers

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Community Colleges in the Evolving STEM Education Landscape - Planning Committee on Evolving Relationships and Dynamics Between Two- and Four-Year Colleges and Universities; Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education Staff; Division on Earth and Life Studies Staff; Jay B. Labov (Editor); Steve Olson (E
Call Number: Q183.3.A1 C66 2012
ISBN: 9780309256544
Publication Date: 2012-08-24
The National Research Council (NRC) and National Academy of Engineering (NAE) have released a new report, Community Colleges in the Evolving STEM Education Landscape: Summary of a Summit. Based on a national summit that was supported by the National Science Foundation and organized by the NRC and the NAE, the report highlights the importance of community colleges, especially in emerging areas of STEM (Sciene, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and preparation of the STEM workforce.

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From STEM to STEAM - Tom Pilecki; David A. Sousa
Call Number: LB1591 .S68 2013
ISBN: 9781452258331
Publication Date: 2013-03-14
Build the skills mathematicians and scientists need! A is for arts--and for the advantage students gain when you integrate arts into STEM instruction. As research in neuroscience shows, arts activities enhance creativity, problem solving, memory systems, and analytical skills--all critical for achieving STEM success.

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Mobile Learning and STEM - Helen Crompton (Editor); John Traxler (Editor)
Call Number: LB1044.84 .M59 2016
ISBN: 9781138817036
Publication Date: 2015-12-02
In recent years, there has been a renewed focus on STEM education in the United States, fueled by evidence that young learners' competencies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are falling behind those of their global peers. Scholars and practitioners are beginning to utilize the new pedagogical opportunities offered by mobile learning to improve the successes of teachers and K-12 students across STEM subjects.

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STEM Strategies - Clare Gartland
Call Number: Q183.4.G7 G37 2014
ISBN: 9781858566177
Publication Date: 2014-10-15
More skilled young people are urgently needed in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the UK. This book indicates how policy can be developed to encourage young people to consider STEM careers. It challenges widely held assumptions about how role models help raise aspirations and support progression to Higher Education and asks whether role models really do encourage pupils, particularly girls, into STEM careers.

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Succeeding as a Student in the STEM Fields with an Invisible Disability - Christy Oslund
Call Number: LC4818.38 .O75 2013
ISBN: 9781849059473
Publication Date: 2013-05-15
The STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) attract many students with autism, ADD, affective disorders and related invisible disabilities who are highly intelligent and analytical, but who, upon entering higher education, may find that they struggle with independent living and a different way of learning.

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The African American Student's Guide to Stem Careers - Robert T. Palmer; Alonzo T. Flowers
Call Number: Q147 .P36 2017
ISBN: 9781610697354
Publication Date: 2016-12-05
This book comprehensively reviews the factors that facilitate access and success of Black students in STEM majors in higher education, and it shares compelling testimonies from Black STEM professionals that will help inspire the next generation of Black scientists and engineers. * Addresses how African American students can plan and prepare for a career in STEM, choose a college and STEM program, pay for college, choose their major, continue to graduate school, and choose a career in STEM

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Top STEM Careers in Engineering - Gina Hagler
Call Number: TA157 .H245 2015
ISBN: 9781477776728
Publication Date: 2014-07-15
Engineers blend logic and precision with imagination, and science and math principles with vision and foresight, to create solutions for some of society's most pressing problems. From information technology to medicine, public transportation to space trav

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Top STEM Careers in Math - Corona Brezina
Call Number: QA10.5 .B74 2015
ISBN: 9781477776766
Publication Date: 2014-07-15
Students interested in math are often adept problem-solvers with essential critical thinking skills that can complement countless other fields of study and that are useful in a wide range of careers. Readers will learn how a background in math can be chan

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Top STEM Careers in Science - Anastasia Suen
Call Number: Q147 .S79 2015
ISBN: 9781477776643
Publication Date: 2014-07-15
Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) careers are believed to be the best opportunities for young people today, and this resource outlines the best options for those who are interested in the sciences. This volume covers several career cluster

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Top STEM Careers in Technology - Laura La Bella
Call Number: TA157 .L285 2015
ISBN: 9781477776681
Publication Date: 2014-07-15
The push is on for students to embrace STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) disciplines, first in school and then in the workplace. This series highlights the career possibilities within each subject area under the STEM umbrella.

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Women in Engineering - Shaina Indovino; Ann Lee-Karlon (Editor)
Call Number: TA139 .I53 2014
ISBN: 9781422229262
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Women have made major contributions to science throughout history, including in the field of engineering. Learn about the lives of some of the most amazing women in engineering, from Grace Hopper to GM executive Grace Lieblein, as well as their exciting and important work. Discover what it takes to be an engineer and find out about the opportunities for women in the field.

Subject Guide

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S-STEM Scholarships for Women and Minorities

    ASCENT - A Program Designed to Support STEM Students through Undergraduate Research and Mentoring
  • Association for Women in Science (AWIS)
    Founded in 1971, the Association for Women in Science (AWIS) is the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
  • Gates Millennium Scholars Program
    The goal of the GMS program is to promote academic excellence and to provide an opportunity for outstanding minority students with significant financial need to reach their highest potential by:

    Reducing financial barriers for African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American students with high academic and leadership promise who have significant financial need.
  • MAES
    To promote, cultivate, and honor excellence in education and leadership among Latino engineers and scientists.
    To ensure American competitiveness in a flat world by leading and supporting the national effort to expand U.S. capability through increasing the number of successful African American, American Indian, and Latino young women and men in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers.
  • National Society of Black Engineers
    The organization is dedicated to the academic and professional success of African-American engineering students and professionals. NSBE offers its members leadership training, professional development activities, mentoring opportunities, career placement services and more.
  • National Society of Black Physicists
    Founded in 1977 at Morgan State University, the mission of the National Society of Black Physicists is to promote the professional well-being of African American physicists and physics students within the international scientific community and within society at large.
  • Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals
    The mission of the Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals is to enhance, advance and promote educational opportunities in aerospace and to develop and sustain a process for mentoring of youth from cradle to career.
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
    The Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) was founded in Los Angeles, California, in 1974 by a group of engineers employed by the city of Los Angeles. Their objective was to form a national organization of professional engineers to serve as role models in the Hispanic community.

  • Society of Women Engineers
    The Center for Women In Technology (CWIT) is dedicated to increasing the representation of women in the creation of technology in the engineering and information technology fields.
  • Vanguard Women in Information Technology Scholarship
    The Vanguard Women in Information Technology Scholarship Program provides merit-based scholarships of up to $10,000 to female students entering their junior or senior year of college during the 2013 school year. The program's goal is to remove financial barriers for female students who demonstrate academic excellence and are pursuing studies in computer science, computer engineering, web design or other IT-related disciplines. Scholarship funds can be used for tuition, fees, books and supplies.
  • National Science Foundation
    The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." With an annual budget of $7.5 billion (FY 2016), we are the funding source for approximately 24 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America’s colleges and universities. In many fields such as mathematics, computer science and the social sciences, NSF is the major source of federal backing.

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