About the Center of Excellence for Mathematics
This Center of Excellence (COE) is a cooperative effort based on community outreach, business and workforce partnerships, university transfer, college prep, and teacher professional development programs. Our center is a response to workforce needs for trained workers for high paying careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Scholarships & Career Development
- T-STEM Challenge Scholarship ($2,500/year). This scholarship is funded by the Texas Workforce Commission to encourage students to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and allied health programs. Click here fore eligible degree programs. Requirement highlights include: an 80 average for high school math and science courses, completion of 30 semester credit hours during award year, registration for Selective Service (males only), and 'financial need' is not required.
- COE Student Engagement Grant (SEG) ($2,500 max). The COE's SEG is a financial aid award given to selected students to assist the Centers in expanding awareness of the college's STEM academic and community activities. Now accepting applications.
- Fastweb Scholarships: High seniors and current college students
- 2013 Green Energy and Engineering Week (Feb 2014). In recognition of Engineering Week, the Centers partner with local school districts and community organizations to host engaging activities for fifth through twelfth grade students. The Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering will hold its local science and math competition as part of the event.
- Science and Math Summer Academy (July 2014). SAMSA offers 11-15 year old students the opportunity to see math and science in action. Classes and projects will be taught by certified teachers and math and science industry professionals. Participants will also hear from math and science professionals as guest speakers during their free lunch. For more information contact special projects coordinator, Ruben Prieto.
- Space TEAM Robotics Camp (August 2014). Our robotics camp is designed for 4th-6th grade students to learn basic principles of robotics competition. Students are taught how to program Lego Mindstorm NXT robots. Participants are also taught how to establish competition teams within their home schools. Applications not available.
- Women Breaking Through (Oct 12, 2013). WBT is an annual conference for teenage girls who are interested in pursuing academic and professional careers in STEM. Professional women leaders in STEM are invited to speak to our participants and share their academic and professional journey with our aspiring young women. Registration deadline is Oct 8th, 2013. Click here for a flyer.
- CORE4 STEM Family Day (Nov 16, 2013). This event is coordinated to inspire 6th -9th grade students and their families to pursue STEM degrees and careers. College STEM faculty will come together to present hands on activities to students at St. Philip's College laboratories. The event is free and open to the public. Click here to submit a registration form.
- 2013 Cyber Security STEM Symposium (Nov 20, 2013). This symposium is a single element in establishing a robust, sustainable framework for communicating the needs and interests of the greater San Antonio area. The focus of the symposium is integrating workforce and educational pipelines through partnering of resources.
- GIRLS ROCKIT TO THE FUTURE, (April 6, 2013). Applications are being accepted for the Centers of Excellence for Mathematics and Sciences student awards ($160) for participation in the event at the Rackspace Castle. Training (4 hours) and participation (4 hours) in the actual event will require a minimum of 8 hours engagement. Female students must be a declared major in a STEM (science, technology, engineering or mathematics) program or in a Teacher Education program and must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better to be eligible to apply. We are looking for at least eight volunteers for student funding to occur. Applications should be submitted ASAP.
- Camp Invention (Summer 2013). A week long summer enrichment program for children entering grades one through six. The Camp Invention program instills vital 21st century life skills such as problem-solving and teamwork through hands-on fun! (Summer 2013). A week long summer enrichment program for children entering grades one through six. The Camp Invention program instills vital 21st century life skills such as problem-solving and teamwork through hands-on fun!
Student Research Opportunities
- SACNAS Community College Day Conference, Oct 2nd, 2013. The Society for Advancing Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science is hosting their annual conference in San Antonio at the Henry B. Convention Center. Their objectives are to provide STEM community college students the opportunity to attend the conference and provide participants top quality information for academic/professional success. Community College Day gives students the tools to find research, internship and mentorship opportunities, and gain insight on your future STEM career. Interestested students should complete a conference scholarship application before September 12th, 2013.
- Summer 2013 CheMIE REU, ($4,500). Join the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas State University and engage in a traditional research experience while exploring how basic research contributes to molecular innovation, entrepreneurship and economic development in the molecular sciences! 2013-14 information coming soon!
- REU EXCITE! at Texas A&M University, ($5,000). Are you interested in gaining valuable research experience, learning about and working with the most diverse model system on the planet? Then the Texas A&M University’s Department of Entomology REU EXCITE program is for you! Join us for 10 weeks this summer as we unlock all sorts of entomological mysteries. 2013-14 information coming soon!
- Summer Institute For Training In Biostatistics, SIBS, (Full room/board). SIBS introduces quantitatively oriented participants to Biostatistics. Students learn about the applications of statistical methods to biomedical research through coursework and hands-on experience working with real data collected in major clinical studies. Participating universities: Columbia University, Boston University, University of Iowa, University of South Florida, NC State University, University of Pittsburgh and University of Wisconsin. 2013-14 information coming soon!