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A new College of San Mateo program promoting science, technology, engineering and math education is trying to open the door for some students typically shut out of the region’s wealth of desirable jobs.

Roach completed a fellowship at Stanford Global Studies in June 2016. The fellowship allowed her the opportunity to reenvision her introduction to research course so that it reflects the global nature of the information ecosystem and acknowledges the inequity within it.

CSM’s student-produced Honors Project newsletter, Labyrinth, has again won a top prize at the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC) conference. Labyrinth took second place publications for four-year universities and community colleges across the country.

Project Change student leader and CSM ambassador, Nick Jasso, had the great privilege of addressing Governor Jerry Brown and spoke regarding the need by our state and community colleges to recognize youth in the justice system as young people in need of pathways to higher education.

CSM has secured a $74,500 MESA grant (Math, Engineering, Science, Achievement) to expand services and academic support to educationally and economically disadvantaged students. The goal of the MESA program is to support student success and transfer to four-year universities for STEM majors.

The attendees had the opportunity to form into teams and compete in a cybersecurity competition. Two of CSM’s teams won the cybersecurity competition among 25 teams in the Bay Area. The third CSM team got to the “finish line” soon thereafter, making CSM the first college in the Bay Area where all teams staved off the simulated cyber-threats in the allotted time!

On Monday, April 24, 2017, the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) announced that College of San Mateo had won the Presidents for Entrepreneurship Pledge College of Excellence award.

Sometimes all it takes is one opportunity to change life for the better. Such is the case for 19-year-old Daniel Casillas, currently enrolled as a College of San Mateo student through Project Change, one of the first programs in the nation to offer a first-year college education to incarcerated youth.

The Spring 2017 Schedule of Classes is now available on our website and in print. We also encourage readers to take a look at our three feature stories, as they highlight our flexible Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs and resources.

CSM Ethnic Studies Professor David Palaita joins Robert Handa on Asian Pacific America to discus the development and growth of Pacific Islander courses at CSM and City College of San Francisco.