STEM Education and Careers

STEM — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Edmonds Community College is providing more opportunities for STEM students. The college has received 19 National Science Foundation grants, and our three latest grants of more than $1.5 million over five years mean more support services and scholarships for students in STEM fields.

The college is working to increase the number of students studying science by reaching out to students who — without support — won’t enter college, won’t study math or science, and won’t complete a degree. These include many women, underrepresented minorities, low-income, and first-generation college students.

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Edmonds Community College Programs of Study Include:

We're Changing How Students Perceive Their Capabilities in STEM and Growing the Base of Available Talent in the U.S. for STEM Jobs. The College Is:

  • studentsEncouraging students in pre-college courses to choose further science studies and achieve science career goals by providing mentoring and tutoring;
  • Ensuring that students who have declared an intent to study science complete their Associate of Science degrees by providing scholarships, mentoring, and advising;
  • Creating a cohort of science students who are optimally prepared to succeed at the university level and who do transfer to universities to continue their bachelor’s degrees;
  • Helping math and science students to go above and beyond in their studies by offering undergraduate science research projects in acoustics, optics, string theory, and wind tunnels. Partners include CWU, UW, and NASA;
  • Giving students opportunities to apply what they’ve learned — engineering students have built and raced submarines and race cars and digital forensics students have worked on actual cases and interned at the state attorney general’s high-tech crime unit;
  • Creating community interest and offering events such as a science camp to connect with K-12 schools, students, and parents aimed at increasing interest in science studies and careers at an early age; and
  • Connecting students to professional organizations and employers such as The Boeing Company, Premera Blue Cross, Swedish Edmonds, and Crane Aerospace.

Edmonds CC President Joins White House Panel on Women in STEM

If you missed seeing Edmonds Community College President Dr. Jean Hernandez on the White House panel on Girls in STEM streaming live April 24, 2012, you can watch the video here.

Dr. Hernandez was on the panel with NASA astronaut Dr. Cady Coleman, Facebook's director of engineering Jocelyn Goldfein; and the president of Howard University's student Chapter of Engineers Without Borders, Bianca Bailey.

See more of the highlights and discussion on Twitter #GirlsinSTEM.

At the event, the White House showed its new video, "Girls in STEM: A New Generation of Women in Science," featuring inventors at the White House Science Fair.


Science Panel Presentation

4-5:30 p.m., Oct. 16
Woodway Hall, room 202

Join us for a Science Panel presentation featuring Joel Baker and John Stein.

This event is free and open to the public.

Joel Baker Impacts of Microplastics in the Assessing the Sources, Distributions, and Potential Global Marine Environment

For more than 20 years, Baker has led water and air quality assessments in a variety of complex ecosystems, including the Great Lakes, the Hudson River and Chesapeake Bay. Baker holds the Port of Tacoma Chair in Environmental Science at UW Tacoma, is the Science Director of the Center for Urban Waters, and is the Executive Director of the Puget Sound Institute.

John Stein Managing our region’s marine fisheries—The success and challenge in science information policy

Stein is the current Science and Research Director of NOAA Fisheries’ Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle. Currently, Dr. Stein oversees science to support ecosystem-based management of the California Current through NOAA’s Integrated Ecosystem Assessment program, as well as the Center’s efforts on impacts of ocean acidification on biological systems in Puget Sound. In addition, Stein serves on the Executive Committee for the West Coast Governors Alliance on Ocean Health and is the U.S. Delegate to the North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES).

Sponsored and hosted by the Puget Sound Partnership (www.psp.wa.gov) and Edmonds Community College.

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