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Intro to STEM - High School Students

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Maria Zapien

on 9 February 2015

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Why YOU?

STEM Professionals
As a STEM professional you learn how to solve the world's problems.

You could be shaping the future on a daily basis.

STEM professionals require that you question how things are built, invented, and designed.

Create, discover, and apply new knowledge to make life better for all!
Why is STEM important in
San Diego?

Home to over 400 Biotech Companies.

San Diego is the hub of technology and jobs in telecommunications, programming, engineering and IT fields. They will always be rapid growers here.

61% of all jobs in California (12 million jobs) will require some sort of postsecondary training beyond high school in 2018

What's in it for me?
Employment Outlook
Employment & wages for largest U.S. occupations
Sony - 313

Yahoo - 512

CACI - 673

Cisco - 685

Qualcomm - 706

L-3 Communications - 789

Northrup Grumman – 1,037

Lockheed Martin – 1,418

Microsoft – 2,105

After earning a degree from a 4 year university, the average STEM professional earns:

Engineer: $52-83K

Software Engineer: - $85K

Chemist: $66K

Medical Scientist: $73K

Geoscientist: $79K

Environmental Scientist: $60K

Biochemist/Biophysicist: $83K

How does STEM affect you?
STEM Academic Offerings at Palomar College
Palomar College STEM Scholars
CSUSM Partnerships
STEM Student Standouts!
Help students succeed in their STEM courses
STEM Center study space
Workshops & seminars
Potential financial incentives
Student support provided by a STEM Counselor
CSU Mentor application fee waiver
Guaranteed seamless transfer into a CSUSM STEM discipline
Reference checkout
Internships & Undergraduate Research Opportunities
U.S. Citizen/Permanent Resident
Interested in pursuing an education in a STEM field
After you have enrolled at Palomar College you may apply to be a STEM Scholar. Visit us online at www.palomar.edu/STEM for more information
Remember, although you may not be majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics the STEM Center welcomes you. Stop by and take advantage of our great tutors & study space!
Gabriel Padilla is a Biology student at CSU San Marcos. He transferred from Palomar College in the fall of 2012. In the summer 2012, he was awarded the Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) Fellowship. He is currently working in the research lab of Dr. Deborah Kristan and his research focuses on the interactions between murine immune cells and intestinal nematode parasites.
Joanna Malfavon-Borja is a senior at CSU San Marcos majoring in Biology. She transferred from Palomar College in fall 2010 and that same year she was accepted as a Minority Access to Research Careers (MARC) fellow. She works in the lab of Dr. Denise Garcia and her research focuses on further examining the genes involved in the innate immune response. Joanna will be going straight into a PhD Program after getting her Bachelors at CSUSM

David Gonzalez, Ph.D. is currently an A.P. Giannini Foundation Research Fellow in the Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Diego, School of Medicine.

David is a native of North County San Diego who studied at Palomar College and received his
undergraduate degree at California State University, San Marcos where he majored in chemistry. He then joined the nationally ranked Ph.D. program in biochemistry at UCSD, completing his dissertation in the laboratory of Pieter C. Dorrestein.

Guaranteed Transfer Admission and Support Program (GTASP)
You will be provided with specialized guidance and assistance throughout the transfer process to CSUSM
Your CSUSM Application Fee will be waived!
Guaranteed admission into your STEM Major at CSUSM

OTRES Fellowship Programs
The Bridges to the Stem Cell Research Program

Bridges to the Future
To prepare underrepresented students in STEM for a baccalaureate degree from a 4-year university.

Behavioral Sciences


Computer Science & Information Systems
Computer Science -
Computer Science w/Emphasis in Video Gaming
Information Technology

Earth, Space, & Aviation Science
Aviation Sciences
Earth Sciences
GIS - Geographic Information Systems

Life Sciences


Physical Science

Drafting Technology
Computer Assisted Drafting
Drafting Technology
Careers In STEM
Agricultural & food scientists
Biological scientist
Conservation scientist & forester
Medical scientist
Atmospheric scientist
Chemist & materials scientist
Environmental scientist
Geoscientist & hydrologist
Physicists & astronomers
Science Technician

Software Developer
Software Technician*
Database Administrator
Web Developer
Computer Systems Analyst
Computer Programmer
Computer Programmers
Computer scientist
Computer Software Analyst
Database Administrator
Network & Computer Systems Administrator
Network & Data communications
Operations Research Analyst

Aerospace Engineer
Agricultural Engineer
Biomedical Engineer
Chemical Engineer
Civil Engineer
Computer Hardware Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Engineering Technician*
Environmental Engineer
Industrial Engineer
Materials Engineer
Mining & Geological Engineers
Nuclear Engineers
Petroleum Engineer

With a degree in mathematics you can work in almost any field - you are always in demand!
What are my options??
So you want to go to College...
Plan ahead!
Palomar is a public two-year community college and the main campus is located in San Marcos, California, approximately 30 miles north of San Diego.

Palomar College offers programs that prepare students for transfer you wish to complete an A.A. Program, Certificate Program, or transfer to a 4 year university.

Enrollment - approximately 30,000 full-time and part-time students

Tuition Costs: only $46 per unit

Six College Centers available

Over 200 associate degree and certificate programs

Complete the first two years of a bachelor's degree

Enjoy personal enrichment classes for lifelong learning

Learning formats
•Traditional semester-length classes • Convenient "fast-track" eight-week sessions • Late-start and self-paced courses • On-line courses • TV college • Weekend college • Four-, six-, and eight-week summer sessions

EAP (Early Acceptance Program) makes for an easy transition into college!

Summer Bridge Programs - 3 week programs to increase skills in math, English or ESL

FYE - First Year Experience

For more information contact:

Maria Zapien Rangel
STEM Outreach Coordinator
760.744.1150. ext. 2249

*Technicians are required and well paid. Some technician positions only require an A.A. degree.
*Technicians are required and well paid. Some technician positions only require an A.A. degree.
*Most STEM jobs require strong math skills - make sure to take math all 4 years of high school!
Registration Assistance
Financial Aid Application Assistance
Embedded Tutoring in Learning Communities
Access to our FYE Counselors
A student Activity card with many benefits
AMG - Accelerated Math Gateway
Algebra 2n1
Jump to Stats
Go from intermediate algebra to calculus in a year. Acceptance into the program is based on commitment, flexibility, & academic goals.
Accelerate from Math 50 to college level math in one semester. Algebra 2n1 is a 15 unit learning community.
For students planning on taking Math 120 (statistics), Take Math 47! Math 47 is a 4-unit course to better prepare you for Math 120 course content.
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