Innovative Pathways to STEM Success Project Earns DOE Grant

El Centro College’s Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) division has received a Department of Education five year grant for it’s proposed project:  Innovative Pathways to STEM Success (IPSS).

Innovative Pathways to STEM Success (IPSS), integrates student services and transfer/articulation pathways that converge to support an increase in Hispanic and low-income students attaining STEM degrees.  These activities include: A) new STEM courses, programs and pathways – including an innovative Urban Agriculture and Renewable Resources program; B) a pipeline for STEM enrollment, math success and transfer from High School to University – focuses include math strategies, a joint “Evidence-Based Innovation Consortia”  with the University of North Texas at Dallas for faculty development, and new articulations for transfer;  C) Enhancements in STEM student learning including learning communities/cohorts and mentoring; and D) Strengthening of STEM advisement/counseling and creation of a STEM Ambassadors Honors Program.

Through these activities, the ECC IPSS project aims to increase enrollment and persistence of Hispanic STEM students, while enriching the learning experience of all students pursuing STEM degrees at El Centro College.

For more information, please contact Lenora Reece at 214-860-2700.

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