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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.

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.

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.

As part of National Astronomy Day, the festival welcomes the community to learn more about astronomy, science and the wonders of the universe.

The meteor that exploded in a brilliant burst of flame above the Bay Area on Wednesday was a lonely remnant from the birth of the solar system.

New hardware products and services and the makers creating them will be the focus of the second MAKE Hardware Innovation Workshop, presented by GE, May 14-15 at the College of San Mateo in San Mateo, CA.

Volunteers from College of San Mateo caught images that assisted in determining the path of the meteor that exploded over the Bay Area on Wednesday.

An innovative new program to boost science and math in the classroom called “Mentor Makerspace” kicked off at CSM yesterday.

CSM student Luis Alvarez is about to embark on what may be the ultimate hands-on homework assignment: this 20-year-old astrophysics major from San Mateo is preparing to spend three weeks in the subfreezing landscape of the Arctic as part of an astronomical research project.

CSM has been awarded two grants through the California Community Colleges State Chancellor’s Office for $300,000 and $148,000 respectively, under the Economic and Workforce Development Program.