Welcome to Gavilan College STEM
STEM Academic support:
The STEM Center/Math Lab tutoring, Academic Excellence Workshops (AEW's), course embedded tutoring, pre-semester Math Bootcamps/Prep for Precalulus and Calculus Workshops, and mid-semster "Math Refresher" courses will give you additional academic support with the rigor of your STEM courses.
Spring semester starts Monday, Januaray 31st. Check back soon for updates on STEM workshop offerings for precalculus, calculus, and physics!
Accelerated Math Classes for Spring 2022:
Get two semesters of math completed in one! Develop confidence and mastery in math to provide a strong preparation for future courses.
Math 235 - Accelerated Algebra 1 & 2 (Math 430 & Math 240 combined) CRN: 40248
Math 11 - Accelerated Precalculus (Math 8A & 8B combined) CRN: 41122
Student Worker Employment Opportunities:
We hire student tutors for the STEM Center, the Math Lab, as Supplemental Instruction Leaders, embedded tutors who assist within select STEM classes, and as Peer Tech Support ("Tech Buddies") . Training is provided for student workers who tutor in-person as well as online through Gavilan College.
Here are some reasons to be a math tutor and/or an SI leader:
Interested in being a math tutor for the STEM Center/Math Lab? Email Erik Medina at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interest in being an SI Leader (Bio, Chem, Physics, etc)? Email Victoria Masey at email@example.com
Paid Summer Internships:
Students gain valuable work experience doing research with professors from San Jose State or working in private industry after the second or third year of coursework.
Summer interns will be paid an award for 120 - 160 hours of work over a 6 - 8 week time frame.
All interns will present the results of their work in a poster-board presentation to Gavilan Community in August.
Astrophyisicist and Gavilan STEM Alumna interviewed:
Dr. Melinda Soares-Furtado mentions Gavilan College in recent interview:
"SC: What might people be most surprised to learn about you?
Soares-Furtado: I don’t know if it is most surprising, but I had a very non-traditional road to academia. I went back to college later in life when I was already a mother. I benefited greatly from the high-quality instruction and student support services offered at my hometown community college (Gavilan College). I think that community colleges are national treasures."
Students listen to peer testimonials on the benefits of having a STEM faculty mentor during the STEM Academy Faculty Mentor meeting.
shared the morning presenting their findings. More than 20 students participated
in the program this year. News