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On April 20, 2024, College of San Mateo’s Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program proudly presented its Second Annual Day of Science in collaboration with the Community College Outreach Program (CCOP) at Stanford University. This vibrant event showcased the remarkable journeys of our MESA students, from scientific discovery to career exploration in STEM fields.

On April 22, 2024, as part of California Community College’s Black Student Success Week, CSM’s Title V Grant team hosted an event to celebrate our designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) while spotlighting Black excellence in higher education.

College of San Mateo is featured in the season 10 of The College Tour, a groundbreaking series from Emmy-nominated producers Alex Boylan, Lisa Hennessy, and Burton Roberts, which is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.

College of San Mateo’s Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program recently embarked on an enriching journey to the SACNAS (Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) Conference held in Portland, Oregon. This prestigious event celebrated as the National Diversity in STEM Conference, provided a platform for CSM MESA students to engage with luminaries in their fields, participate in STEM-focused workshops, explore career prospects, and gather insights into pursuing graduate education.

Earlier this month, the CSM Dual Enrollment team hosted a 2-day summer experience, “Strategies for Successful Teaching in Dual Enrollment” for the college’s new and returning faculty who will be teaching dual enrollment courses in the new academic year.

A discussion around minimum classroom sizes brought many concerned students and teachers to a recent Board of Trustees meeting with worries a higher threshold could have a negative impact on diverse class offerings. 

Five days of filming during finals week in May will provide a glimpse into the CSM student experience.

CSM’s Connect to College event on Thursday, May 4, was a resounding success, attracting over 300 attendees, including members from the local community and their families! The event was valuable for individuals interested in exploring the college’s numerous academic programs and student support services, including the college’s Free College enrollment fee waiver for qualifying San Mateo County residents. 

Student enrollment at the San Mateo County Community College District has increased in recent semesters, a trend officials hope and expect will continue as most students take advantage of the free class offerings.

College of San Mateo is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) Program. The AANAPISI award encompasses a cooperative arrangement between College of San Mateo, Cañada College, Skyline College, and San Francisco State University, with funds totaling $2,500,000.