STEM Education and Careers
SCIENCE * TECHNOLOGY * ENGINEERING * MATH
Edmonds Community College received a $592,240 grant from the National Science Foundation to provide scholarships and support to students studying science, technology, engineering, and math.
The application for EdSTEM$ Scholarships for Fall 2013 is now available! Complete applications are due by May 31! Click here for the application. Financial Aid files also must be complete to be considered.
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The grant will support a total of 45 low income students in their math and science studies. Students will receive a scholarship of up to $5,000 each year while they complete their degree. Approximately 15 new awards will be made in Fall 2013 for students who will graduate from EdCC in 2015 or later.
The scholarship recipients will receive additional support services including tutoring, advising, and assistance from faculty mentors. They will also have opportunities to participate in service learning and undergraduate research projects.
Students eligible to receive EdSTEM$ scholarships are those who are:
- experiencing financial challenges to attend college and are eligible for financial aid;
- attending college full-time (12 credits or more);
- maintaining a 2.5 GPA or better;
- have at least 5 quarters of full-time coursework remaining at Edmonds CC;
- planning to pursue a degree in biology, chemistry, computer information systems, computer science, computers electronics and networks, engineering, engineering technology, environmental science, geology, materials science, mathematics, or physics; and who are
- U.S. citizens or permanent residents.
Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. NSF DUE #1060590
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Science, Technology, Engineering, Math at Edmonds CC
Edmonds Community College is providing more opportunities for STEM students. The college has received a total of 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.
- houses the National Resource Center for Materials Technology Education, which provides curriculum for materials technology nationwide and an advanced technology lab, and
- operates the Washington Aerospace Training and Research Center, which provides short-term training and helps ensure a steady supply of qualified workers for Boeing and other aerospace companies.
Edmonds Community College programs of study include:
- Digital Forensics and Information Technology, and Computer Information Systems
- Engineering, Materials Science and Composites Technology
- Robotics, Computers, Electronics, and Networks
- Associate of Arts in Biology
- Associate of Science with five areas of specialty
We're changing how students perceive their capabilities in STEM and growing the base of available talent in the United States for STEM jobs. The college is:
- Encouraging 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 racecars 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.