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Student Resources

The STEM Center

Looking for a new place to study and to connect with other students who are taking similar courses? Need extra help with the homework in your introductory science and math courses? 

The STEM Center is now open in Academic Hall, Room 202. During the semester, the center is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to noon on Fridays. Free drop-in tutoring is currently available for selected courses in BIOL, CHEM, CS, MATH and PHYS. 

The STEM Center also houses Supplemental Instruction, offered through the Office for Training, Research & Education in the Sciences (OTRES). SI provides free, out-of-class study sessions for traditionally difficult courses.

Career Counseling

The Career Center offers information about resumes, interviewing, job search, grad school, career direction and other career related topics.  Workshops are offered throughout the semester. 

STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP)

CSUSM and Palomar College have partnered with a NSF STEP grant to increase the number of STEM graduates through recruiting and retention activities coordinated across both institutions. Learn more... 

**VETERANS & ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY** A component of this grant is to provide financial assistance not covered by the GI Bill. For math and science majors, you can qualify for a $1,000 scholarship to offset the costs of textbooks, parking permits and other miscellaneous expenses. More information about STEM Veterans and to fill out the online application.

Office for Training, Research & Education in the Sciences (OTRES)

OTRES is committed to increasing diversity in the STEM disciplines. Visit the OTRES website for more information.

Office of Graduate Studies and Research

The CSUSM Office of Graduate Studies & Research (OGSR) office is soliciting applications for the two prestigious Chancellor’s Office Programs: the Chancellor’s Doctoral Incentive Program (CDIP) and California Pre-Doctoral Program. These two distinct programs work together to assist the students of today become the faculty of tomorrow. Applications are available for both programs and details are listed on the OGSR website.

CSUSM Student Travel Funding to Present Research: OSGR offers opportunities for undergraduate students on an ongoing basis until funding is depleted.

Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities Fund: The Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities fund is designed to help undergraduate students capitalize on scholarship and creative activity completed at CSUSM. Appropriate activies include support for travel to a conference at which a student's paper or poster has been accepted.

Additional CSUSM Resources

Academic Requirements Report:  An informative video on how to run your ARR and What-If reports: ARR Training.

Schedule Assistant - Helps students find class sections that work around their personal commitments such as work, athletics, study groups, etc.  Want to learn more?  Watch the 4 minute Schedule Assistant How to Video or review the Student Guide in PDF format.

Student Field Placement: Student field placements encompasses a variety of opportunities, such as: internships, observations and field work. Please consult with your department intership coordinator/faculty supervisor. Visit the link for details.