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St. Philip's College Library

MLK Campus: 210-486-2330
Location: Center for Learning Resources (CLR)

SWC Campus: 210-486-7023
Location: Building 1-C123


About the Center of Excellence for Science 

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). 

The Centers of Excellence are hosting their annual STEM youth summer programs and are seeking participation from a variety of community members. Faculty are being sought to join the instructional team, college students are needed to support faculty and staff and children are invited to apply to the various programs.

 1. Science and Math Summer Academy (SAMSA). Mon - Thurs, July 10 - 27, 2017. 9am - 4 pm. St. Philip’s College: Southwest Campus 

SAMSA is a three week program that focuses on expanding education and workforce pipelines by engaging 11-15 year old children with project based learning, field trips and guest speakers. Learn more     

2. Lego Robotics. Mon - Friday, July 31 - Aug 4. St. Philip’s College: Southwest Campus

4th to 8th grade students will learn how to design, build and program mini-robots using the Lego EV3 platform. Learn more



STEM Academic Disciplines

Health Sciences                                                             Mathematics   

Applied Electrical and Mechanical Technology        Business Information Solutions

Aircraft, Construction & Manufacturing                       Natural Sciences                         

Scholarships & Career Development

  • Student Instructional Assistant Opportunities.  Apply to assist the Centers in facilitating its informal STEM programs for children.  Students selected as facilitators will be compensated for assisting faculty with engaging hands on activities for 5th to 12th grade students.  Applications will be accepted until filled.  
  • STEM Summer Research Program.  Students will be part of the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations to better understand the ecology of the sub-seafloor as the global ocean comprises the Earth’s largest biome and will also participate in a bioinformatics course.  DEADLINE:  Feb 23rd, 2018
  • Carnegie Mellon University.  This 8 week program is designed to provide research opportunities to undergraduates who may be considering pursuing graduate training in the learning sciences. We encourage applications from students who would like to conduct research at the interface of the learning sciences and one or more of the following disciplines: psychology, education, computer science, and human-computer interaction.  DEADLINE Feb 23.
  • Special Projects Club is seeking new members to join their organization to assist in building, Tiger 1, an electric car project.  The club is seeking students with skills in engineering, mechanics, and data analysis.  They are also seeking assistance with public relations, management, fundraising and networking.
  • Student Engagement Grant is offered to students who are interested in joining the Centers of Excellence in their efforts to expanding STEM college and career awareness.  
  • FastwebHigh seniors and current college students

Community Outreach

  • Saturday Robotics (July 30-Aug 3, 2018).  This activity is designed for 4th-8th grade students to explore robotic design, construction and programming using Lego EV3 robots.  
  • Science and Math Summer Academy  (July, 2018).  SAMSA offers 11-15 year old students the opportunity to see math and science in action.  
  • Women Breaking Through (Oct 2018). WBT is an annual conference for teenage girls who are interested in pursuing academic and professional careers in STEM.  
  • CORE 4 STEM Family Day (Nov 5, 2017).  The event is coordinated to inspire 6-9 grade students and their families pursue STEM degrees and careers.   
  • STEM Symposium  (Dec , 2018).  The symposium is a single element in establishing a robust, sustainable framework for communicating the needs and interests of the greater San Antonio area. 
  • Green Energy and Engineering Day  (Feb,2019).  The Centers host engaging STEM activities for fifth through twelfth grade students.

Research Internship Opportunities

Please click on the links below to learn the latest developments for each of these opportunities.

  •  Campus to Careers - The National Council for Science and the Environment Clearinghouse enables students to search for environmental internships.   



Contact Information

Jo D. Duncan, Ph.D. 

Special Projects Coordinator 
Ruben S. Prieto, M.A.

Administrative Services Specialist
Stacie Coy-Mahula


Text 'STEM' to 55000


St. Philip's College,
Southwest Campus, Rm C-153
800 Quintana Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78211