STEM Transfer Program (STP) Orientation Ashley Brackett, STEM Counselor Welcome STP Students! • Overview for the day – – – – – – Who are we? What is STP? Benefits of STP membership Requirements of STP Helpful campus resources Tips for becoming a successful STEM student Who Are We? What is the STEM Transfer Program? • Program Overview – The STEM Transfer Program (STP) at Allan Hancock College is funded by an HSI STEM & Articulation Grant from the U.S. Department of Education. – The STEM Transfer Program was created to assist students who are interested in pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). The objective of the program is to assist Allan Hancock College STEM students by offering services that create a smooth transition to a four-year institution. Benefits of STP Membership • Just to name a few… – – – – – – – – – FREE Tutoring in STEM subjects University exploration trips STEM industry fieldtrips Access to academic counseling specialized in STEM transfer Opportunities to participate in professional conferences in STEM areas Access to STEM scholarships Access to networking opportunities Personalized career mentoring And Much More! STP Requirements • Read and sign STP agreement • Make a personal commitment to transfer to a university in a STEM major • Enroll and complete a minimum of 12 units each semester • Enroll in math and English courses each semester until transfer requirements are completed • Develop and keep a current SEP on file • Meet with the STEM Center Academic Counselor a minimum of TWO times per semester • Attend a minimum of ONE STEM workshop & ONE STEM activity per semester • Maintain a cumulative GPA of a 2.5 Helpful Campus Student Resources • Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) Program • Bridges to the Baccalaureate (BTTB) • Financial Aid • EOPS/CARE/CalWORKS • Trio/CAN- College Achievement Now • Learning Assistance Program (LAP) • Math Center • Writing Center/Tutorial Center • Health Services Being a Successful STEM Student 1) Start math and English courses early. Math and English sequences can take multiple semesters to complete. A late start in these sequences can delay transferring to a university. 2) Come to the STEM Center as soon as you are having any challenges in your STEM classes. DO NOT DELAY! 3) Form a weekly study group. Studying with other students who are in the same classes as you will increase your chances of success. 4) Utilize your instructor’s office hours. Remember that your instructors want you to succeed in your STEM courses 5) Always do assigned reading and homework. Teachers assign homework to help you understand subject material better…don’t skip it! 6) Don’t take the easy teacher. You need to think, “Will I learn the material I NEED in this class?” You will need to use the material you learn now, in your upper division classes later on. 7) Schedule specific study time in your weekly schedule. If you don’t schedule in the time, you will allow other activities to take up your study time. 8) Take Engineering 100 or Education 140. Great classes for STEM majors! 9) Choose a major that you LOVE! Remember the STEM Center is here to help you achieve your academic goals at Allan Hancock College and beyond. Start here, Go anywhere. You’re In…Now What? 1. Forward you AHC email to your personal email account 2. Complete STP requirements early 3. Get involved 4. Provide feedback for program 5. Come see us if you have ANY questions or concerns! Like Us On Facebook! Upcoming Workshops/Events • How to Have Your Best Semester Yet: Time/Stress Management & Study Skills – Thursday, September 11th: 5:30-6:30pm; G106 • UCSB Rep Appointments – Tuesday, September 23rd: 10am-2pm; UTC – Thursday, October 16th: 2pm-4pm; UTC • Scholarship Strategies for STEM Students – Wednesday, October 8th: 7-8pm; G106 • Landing a STEM Internship! – Thursday, October 24th: 9:45-10:45am; G106B Questions?