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Center for Engineering, Science and Mathematics Education

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CESAME Programs

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Learning Assistant!

Learning Assistants (LAs) are undergraduate students who help fellow students learn under the supervision of a faculty member.

Learn more about being a Learning Assistant

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Try Teaching!

The Try Teaching Resource Fair is in person this year on Dexter lawn! On October 21st come join us for giveaways, food and to learn more about our programs and opportunities.

Learn more about Try Teaching

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Learn By Doing Lab (LBDL)

LBDL facilitators engage visiting 5th-8th grade students in hands-on science and engineering labs on campus. Course credit only; Offered Winter and Spring

Learn more about LBDL
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Teacher Assistants in Mathematics and Science (TeAMS)

TeAMS assistants tutor or assist Math, Science, or AVID teachers in local middle school or high school classrooms. Assistants are paid and receive course credit. Offered Fall, Winter and Spring

Learn more about TeAMS
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Mentors in Out-of-School Time (MOST)

Mentors teach STEM-focused modules to students in an after school program at a local school. Mentors are paid and receive course credit. Offered Fall, Winter and Spring

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Inspire wonder and curiosity through engaging science experiences as a SciTrek Learning Facilitator. Learning Facilitators are paid and receive course credit. Offered Fall, Winter and Spring

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Communicating Ocean Sciences to Informal Audiences (COSIA)

COSIA students develop & deliver ocean science-themed activities to varying audiences both on and off campus. Course credit only; Offered Fall

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Substitute Training Course!

Free course for people who are thinking of substitute teaching or currently a substitute teacher.

Learn more about the Substitute Training Course

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SCM 300: Introduction to Math and Science Teaching (Early Field Experience)

Early Field Experiences in Science and Math (4 units, offered spring quarter) Structured observation and participation in K-12 public schools with attention to instructional practices for diverse learners.

Learn more about the SCM 300

Other Opportunities

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Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program

The National Science Foundation/California State University Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) Program is a comprehensive statewide project dedicated to increasing the number of students from underrepresented groups graduating from the CSU with baccalaureate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Learn more about LSAMP 
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Why I Teach Conversation Series

The format of our “Why I Teach” Conversation Series will be a fireside chat. The moderator will interview a local teacher about how they decided to be a teacher, their pathway to their current position, what impact they have on students, and how education has let them live their best life. After the moderated questions, there will be time for you to ask questions, and then food will be provided along with the opportunity for informal discussions.

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STEM Teacher and Researcher Program (STAR)

A paid 9-week summer research internship at national labs for aspiring K-12 STEM teachers. Earn $500/week for 9 weeks, must be have junior standing.

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Cosmic Evolution

Cosmic Evolution Project

Project participants may conduct secondary research on advanced topics in cosmic and global evolution including the cosmic web, the first stars and galaxies, interstellar and intergalactic medium, supernovas, remnant stars, planets, Earth’s geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, biosphere and/or complex life.

Learn more about the Cosmic Evolution Project

Financial Support

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Try Teaching STEM Scholarships

Math and Science Teacher Initiative (MSTI) are giving away $250-$4,000 in scholarships. Apply now!

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Noyce Scholarships

Noyce FIRST Scholarships

The Robert Noyce Scholars program is an NSF-funded program to provide $15,000 scholarships to students who are committed to teaching science or engineering in high need school districts upon the completion of a teacher credential program. Must be a junior or senior STEM major to apply.

Learn more about Noyce
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STEM Teach Scholarships

Financial reimbursements for CBEST and CSET exams, certificate of clearance, and fingerprinting for students interested in pursuing a career in teaching science and/or mathematics. 

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Joan S. Bissell Scholarship

Funds support scholarships for mathematics and science teacher education candidates who commit to work in high need schools.

Learn more about Joan S. Bissell Scholarship
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Wilson C. Riles Scholarship

Scholarship preference to first generation college students.

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