Center of Excellence for Mathematics at St. Philip's College

The mission of the Centers of Excellence in Mathematics and Science is to increase student enrollment, engagement and success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) degree programs. To accomplish this purpose, the primary objective is to create innovative partnerships with local school districts, regional higher education institutions, businesses and industry that will result in a larger, more diverse and well-developed STEM workforce.

Our Spring Programs

Women Breaking Through (WBT)

April 12, 2024

An annual conference for teenage girls who are interested in pursuing academic and professional careers in STEM fields.



Our Fall Programs

STEM Career Day

Date: TBA

Teenagers are invited to the Center of Excellence for Math to engage with professionals in STEM fields to learn about educational and skill requirements to pursue the career of their dreams!




Our Summer Programs


Motivating & Engaging with STEM Activities (MESA)


MESA provides a summer of fun with Engineering, Robotics, Computer Programming, and Math activities for students from Elementary to High School. The student’s math skills are accessed and allowed to improve at their own pace toward subject mastery through EdReady.

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Mr. & Ms. Cipher

Originally an all-girls camp this event is now open to boys and girls in 2nd – 5th grade.  A one-week STEM summer program focusing on Coding, Robotics, and Computer programming.  Students will experience how to create games, build robots, and learn how to use storytelling as they code.

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For current SPC students interested in participating in MESA and supporting the youth of San Antonio, please apply for a Summer position with the COE Math.

CIMA Research

Students collaborate with a faculty mentor to participate in unique summer research opportunities with various local STEM university partners and industry leaders.

$3,000 Undergraduate Research Stipend

Please visit their site to learn more about the opportunities available at the Center of Excellence for Science at St. Philip's College.


Project SURE

Students can earn paid internships with local STEM businesses, and receive assistance with university transfers.

Faculty members incorporate experiential learning into the classroom, while students gain hands-on, real-world experience inside and outside the classroom.

For more information on Project SURE, please visit the webpage.

Project SURE

Contact Information

Administrative Program Specialist:
Katherine De Leon Morua
SWC Industrial Technology Center (ITC) (Building 1), Room C-153H
Administrative Assistant:
Stacie Coy-Mahula
SWC Industrial Technology Center (ITC) (Building 1), Room C-153A