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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.

College of San Mateo (CSM) and its Fire Technology Program hosted the NorCal Women in the Fire Service in an enriching collaboration with NorCal First Alarm Girls Fire Camp on Saturday, September 16, 2023. This groundbreaking initiative, offered without charge, spanned two days, targeting regional high school girls from grades 9–12. The event was curated to provide these budding professionals with a comprehensive introduction to the rewarding career field of fire service in the Bay Area.

In a recently unveiled study by one of CSM’s partnering organizations, United Way Bay Area (UWBA), the effectiveness of CSM’s SparkPoint Center is shining through. The study findings reveal that students who received SparkPoint’s robust services exhibited a significantly higher tendency to stay enrolled and attain their academic objectives.

The spirit of unity and empowerment was palpable as IX in Action, the dynamic learning community for female student-athletes at College of San Mateo (CSM), embarked on their second annual Half Moon Bay fall kickoff event. This eagerly anticipated event, held right before the start of the fall semester, marks the beginning of a new academic year filled with growth, camaraderie, and achievement.

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.

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Over 80 students, employees, and family members gathered on the afternoon of Thursday, April 27, 2023, to attend the inaugural Campus Life and Leadership Awards ceremony.

College of San Mateo’s Project Change Learning Community has positively transformed the lives of juvenile justice-impacted youth on CSM’s campus for many years. Project Change provides wrap-around student support services, direct access to postsecondary education for incarcerated youth, and in-person college instruction inside juvenile youth facilities.

The new and free CSM Shuttle service for students begins on Monday, April 3, 2023, with hourly pick-ups and drop-offs between the Millbrae BART/Caltrain Station and CSM. It will run Monday–Friday from 7:10 am – 2:15 pm and 4 pm – 10:25 pm. For a full schedule and the latest details, visit our CSM Shuttle website.