Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) is a national initiative
to prepare Americans for today’s and tomorrow’s jobs – and to ensure that our country
remains a leader in technology and innovation.
- Engage in community outreach activities to increase local high school students’ interest
in selecting AHC as their college of first choice for a STEM education
- Provide internship, research, and teaching opportunities for students
- Create joint outreach materials with Cal Poly that identify curriculum pathways
- Improve and streamline the transfer process
AHC is working with its partners to:
- Increase the number of STEM students
- Increase the number of highly qualified secondary teachers in STEM
- Increase AHC enrollment and graduation rates in STEM fields
View the STEM Brochure PDF
August 10-13, 2014
Launch to Success: STEM Week of Discovery!
This four-day program will introduce interested students to a variety of science,
technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors, as well as provide hands-on
activities related to these majors. Our main goal is to give students and introduction
to the world of STEM while also making them aware of the services that can help them
be successful college students. An introduction to STEM success strategies and student
support services aid in a smooth transition to a four year university. This four-day
interactive experience will help to build a strong network of peers, faculty, and
staff that will connect students with academic resources and encouragement needed
throughout their education at Allan Hancock College and beyond!
May 1, 2014
Friday Night Science
A family friendly event, sponsored by the HSI STEM & Articulation Grant, brings together
the community and Allan Hancock College to learn and interact with scientific activities.
Each event features different “learn-by-doing” science activities with varying themes.
AHC STEM students design and build the demonstrations, as well as explain the scientific
principles at work. The event is highly popular and is publicized in local media and
is even featured on YouTube. For the most up-to-date information about this event,
please refer to the website. We hope to see you there!
Summer, 2015 (TBA)
Allan Hancock College piloted the “Math Academy” in 2009 using Title V grant funds.
The Math Academy was such a huge success, that the academy has continued every summer
since then. Students who place in developmental range on the AcuPlacer (START) test
and who have already completed the equivalent to algebra 2 in High School (with a
passing grade of B or better) are eligible for this two week intensive math course.
After completing 40 hours of instruction using specialized math course software, students
are able to re-take the placement test in hopes of testing into a higher level math
course. This allows students to progress quickly to transfer level math courses.
Summer, 2015 (TBA)
College for Kids Science Academy
Learn-by-doing classes geared towards students from ages 8 through 15 and aim at exciting
kids about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Scientific principals
are explored by doing different hands-on-activities, and by actively discussing the
past, present, and future of scientific exploration. Classes are taught by both the
Endeavor Center of Vandenberg and by AHC Faculty on topics such as: Rocketry, Astronomy
& Telescopes, Engineering & Computer Science. More classes to come in the future!
For more information, please feel free to contact Siboney Guardado at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AHC STEM center is a focal point for student learning. Located on the Santa Maria
Campus, it provides students with a collaborative space which encourages student-to-student
interaction. Students can utilize free drop-in tutoring, study spaces, a large group
study room, academic counseling, etc.
- 12 computer workstations – internet access
- Study space
- Group study room
- Wireless internet access
- Small STEM Library
- Textbook loan program
- Anatomy Microscopic Review CD
- Anatomy Models
- Dis-articulated Skeleton
- Dis-articulated Skull
- Human Brain
- Knee Joint
- Muscle--Full Body
- Inner Ear
- Stellarium Software
- XNA Software
- Code Blocks Software
- Eclipse Software
- Java Development Kit
- Visual Studio Software
- Google Earth Software
- Google Chrome
- Geology Rock Study Sets
- Topographic Maps
- Head Phones
- Campus & Industry Field-trips
Location: STEM Center located on the Santa Maria Campus, in building W, Room 22.
Phone Number: 805-922-6966 ext. 3557
Monday - Thursday: 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 to 4 p.m.