STEM Opportunities

Below are upcoming opportunities for our STEM Students. We will post opportunities as they come up, so please be sure to check this page regularly.  

NASA Workshops at Chabot! Hosted by current NASA engineer Dr. Mera Horne
Every Thursday, starting February 2nd
5PM-8PM
Room 1612
Learn how to design a device that travels into space!

Energy Workshops at Chabot! Hosted by Dr. Mahnaz Firouzi
February 3rd, 10th|March 3rd, 10th|April 14th, 21st|May 12th, 19th
2PM-3:30PM
Room 1612
Join and learn about energy systems and technologies from fossil fuels to renewables 

Field Trip: Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Development Unit
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab 
Friday, February 24th
Contact Dr. Firouzi for more information: mfirouzi@laspositascollege.edu

POWER Mentorship

POWER is an exciting program for community cMollege students interested in the physical sciences: chemistry, astronomy, physics, earth and planetary sciences, including environmental sciences. POWER supports students from marginalized genders, and we welcome participation from anyone who feels they would benefit. You will be matched based on your interests with physical scientists who are women or other underrepresented genders, so you can learn from someone you can relate to. 

This program will give you an opportunity to learn about what it is like to work in the physical sciences and will help you find the resources and support networks to be successful in your field! From choosing classes and internships to thinking about transferring, graduate school and beyond, having a network of peers and mentors will be invaluable support as you navigate your career. 

As a participant in POWER, you will:

  • Be mentored by a UC Berkeley graduate student or scientist and learn about their research through monthly one-on-one meetings

  • Attend a day-long in person event at UC Berkeley, which will be focused on helping you build your support network and to learn about the transfer process

  • Engage with the POWER community over Slack

  • Have the opportunity for in-person coffee meetups with fellow POWER mentees

To sign up for the POWER program, fill out this interest formPlease complete this form by February 3. 

BEST AT THE TECH (STEM Networking and Recruiting Event)

Friday, March 10th 4PM-8PM PST
The Tech Interactive in San Jose

Socialize with Engineers, Scientists and Techies while immersing yourself in exhibits that spark your imagination at the number one interactive museum in San Jose!

NICE Conference and Expo Scholarship Opportunities
Applications due by February 5th, 2023 11:59PM EST (8:59 PST)

The NICE Conference is the annual convening of community members and thought leaders from education, government, industry, and non-profits to explore ways of developing a skilled cybersecurity workforce ready to meet the challenges of the future. This event provides an opportunity to share best practices from around the world and across sectors in order to build the workforce we need to confront cybersecurity risks today and in years to come.

The NICE Committee is excited to announce we will be offering a limited amount of student scholarships to cover travel and lodging for the 2023 NICE Conference and Expo. To be eligible for the scholarship, you must meet the following requirements: 

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Currently a higher education student (i.e. community college, university)

Diverse Talent in Healthcare Virtual Diversity Career Fair

Wednesday, February 15th, 2023
11:00AM-4:00PM

Join to hear about the industry’s latest innovations, learn about career options (e.g., full-time roles, externships, internships), and connect with the leading biopharma research companies and health systems, such as Kaiser, Merck, Pfizer, Advocate Aurora and more. The Symposium is an opportunity for students and faculty from diverse audiences and backgrounds to engage with biopharma companies to discover potential internships, career opportunities, and other pathways to the industry.