The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today named College of San Mateo as one of 150 community colleges eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges. Based on strong and improving in student outcomes—including in learning, completion rates, employment rates and earnings, and equity—15 percent of community colleges nationwide have been invited to apply for the Aspen Prize.
Nov 5 2019
Jul 23 2018
Beginning in June 2018, Bay Area Pathways Academy launched yet another successful six-week summer program at the College of San Mateo, serving more than 400 students in grades 6 through 9 from both near and far, including from San Mateo County, a cohort of middle school students from Japan, and a cohort of scholarship-support students from East Palo Alto.
Dec 7 2017
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.
Nov 27 2017
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.
Jan 31 2017
On November 13, 2016, a team of three College of San Mateo physics students took home a bronze medal in the seventh annual 2016 International University Physics Competition. Advised by CSM physics professor, Mohsen Janatpour, the students joined over 500 other undergraduate teams from colleges and universities throughout the world to compete in this prestigious event.
Jan 25 2017
The world-renowned doctor is returning home to share with his native community an unconventional journey beginning as a disengaged Mills High School student and leading to recognition as an icon in the study of genomics, biology and medicine.
Dec 5 2016
This fall, over 300 students were invited to participate in the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) Program at one of eight NASA centers. Out of the hundreds of students that were admitted, eight CSM students participated in the program and we’ve had the pleasure of speaking with two of the eight students.
Jun 3 2016
The makerspace at CSM hosted a Salsa and Merengue workshop—a student led session on “making” dance. The space itself has the 3D printers, of course, and the Arduinos, but no technicians or dedicated classrooms.
Apr 12 2016
Approximately 7,000 geographers, from all over the world, presented their latest research and exhibits on a variety of topics, ranging from urban gentrification, sustainable agriculture and climate change.
Sep 23 2014
As part of National Astronomy Day, the festival welcomes the community to learn more about astronomy, science and the wonders of the universe.