Welcome to Gavilan College STEM
The STEM Academy
APPLY HERE: Fall 2021 STEM Academy Application
This STEM Academy program provides:
- -Stipends & scholarships
- -Access to the STEM Textbook and Tech Equipment Lending Library
- -A personal STEM counselor
- -Information on STEM careers and educational opportunities
- -Paid interships and conference travel
- -Internship and four year university application assistance
- -Accerlerated math courses and preparation workshops
- -Valuable faculty mentorship
- -Community and connection with other STEM students
Be sure to enroll in the qualifying math coursework to secure your STEM Academy membership:
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."
The STEM Center/Math Lab tutoring, Supplemental Instruction (SI) group sessions, 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.
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 email@example.com
Interest in being an SI Leader (Bio, Chem, Physics, etc)? Email Patrick Yuh at firstname.lastname@example.org
Accelerated Math Classes:
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)
Math 11 Accelerated Precalculus (Math 8A & 8B combined)
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.
Applicants must be STEM majors who are currently enrolled at Gavilan in Spring 2021.
Summer interns will be paid a $3000 stipend 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.
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