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STEM Program

What is STEM Core?

STEM Core is a cohort-based learning community designed to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in STEM fields. STEM Core students are enrolled in cohort-based Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, and Engineering courses to help them develop foundational knowledge in the areas of mathematics, manufacturing, and engineering.

Program participants will take classes together, receive academic and career counseling, tutoring services, intensive math preparation, and the opportunity to apply to exclusive paid summer internships.

Overall, the program provides students the opportunity to become more involved in campus, build strong foundational skills, and explore different opportunities in the STEM field.

  1. Take the same core classes together with your cohort
  2. Embedded Supplemental Instruction
  3. Enrichment opportunities like career panels and field trips to local universities and tech companies
  4. Support with creating and developing your resume
  5. Academic, Personal and Career Support with a Stem Student Support Specialist that is dedicated to your cohort
  6. Opportunities to apply for exclusive paid summer internships (To be eligible to apply for internships, you must complete math 241 and math 260 before the start of summer 2023) *Students are not guaranteed paid internships because there are only limited spaces available

For more information on program enrollment, please contact Student Support Specialist Rosa Cortez and fill out the online application. The program is now accepting students enrolling in MATH 241 Trig, MATH 260 Pre-Calculus, or MATH 261 Calculus I in the fall.

Email: @email
Phone: (323) 780-6837
East Los Angeles College
Office Location: E7-210
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754


The MESA STEM Center is back open for in-person services.

Summer 2023 Semester Hours:
Mondays to Thursdays: 10:00AM - 6:00PM

For more information contact the MESA Front Desk at (323) 780-6730.

Office Information

Office Location

East Los Angeles College
Office Location: E7-210
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754


Email: @email
Phone: (323) 780-6730
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