MESA, Ariz. – Dec. 3, 2018 – Mesa Community College received a $10,000 grant from the Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation Grant Program to encourage low-income, underrepresented groups of students to pursue degrees and careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. The Exploring STEM Degrees and Careers project provides opportunities for students to learn through interactions with STEM faculty, peers and professionals in the community; bolstering participants' critical networks for success at college and in their careers.
The project includes a series of workshops, campus tours and community forums for college students, high school students, junior high school students and their family members.
Faculty and staff from MCC STEM-related departments such as life science, physical science, mathematics, business and information systems, as well as the college’s student success programs, will collaboratively develop workshop curriculum and instructional materials. Community partners, such as Boeing, Apple, and TGen, will be invited to support the project and provide guest speakers for community forums.
MCC academic advisors located at each high school within the Mesa Public Schools system will engage high school students in the project. The proposed project will serve approximately 1,000 participants, including students, parents, teachers and community members. This project meets Fort McDowell’s funding priorities by addressing the community’s educational attainment and workforce development needs.
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Contact: Dawn Zimmer, (480) 461-7892, Dawn.Zimmer@mesacc.edu
Mesa Community College is nationally recognized for service-learning, career and technical programs, civic engagement and innovative approaches to education. The college serves as a resource for career readiness, transfer education, workforce development and lifelong learning. Host to 30,000 students annually, MCC offers more than 195 degree and certificate programs at its two campuses and additional locations. MCC is an emerging Hispanic Serving Institution with a diverse student body that enriches the learning experience. Award-winning faculty are dedicated to student success, providing the education and training that empowers MCC students to compete locally and globally. MCC, located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, is one of the 10 colleges that comprise the Maricopa County Community College District. For additional information visit mesacc.edu.
Mesa Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
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