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LXC STEM Initiative

Our mission is to create a welcoming, inclusive, and culturally diverse space at the LXC. We aim to strengthen our Latin@/x STEM communities with the goal to close disparity gaps between STEM and minority groups.

Latin@/x STEM Advisory Council    

The Faculty & Staff Advisory for the Latin@/x STEM initiative focuses on the academic progress and career pathways of 3rd and 4th year Latin@/x students.

Our mission is to increase academic/professional service outreach to Latin@/x students in STEM to establish a greater sense of belonging at CSUSM. Members of the Council include professionals representing education, equity and/or STEM mentorship.

Our Goals

  • Build a stronger sense of community and support between Latin@/x students and STEM pathways
  • Increase retention and graduation rates
  • STEM  resource Education
  • Personal, professional, and academic success
  • Empowerment and success through a holistic approach
Fall 2021 Event Calendar
Event Date/Time Location Description

Responsible Conduct of Research

December 3, 2021      2-3:30 PM


Passcode: 752231

Interactive and engaging discussion on research ethics and responsible conduct of research.

Collaboration: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion STEM Workshop

December 10, 2021     9 - 3 PM

TBD We have worked with a cross-divisional and cross-campus (CSUSM, Palomar, and Miracosta) team to design and develop a workshop for both faculty mentors and their undergraduate student mentees. The workshop is designed to be delivered as modules in a 6-hour training event.

STEM Related Events/Announcements:

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program (LSAMP) For Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior STEM majors in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science & Math. LSAMP Program are designed for talented and motivated students interested in developing professional careers as research scientists. These programs provide financial support ($300 - $11,000 per year) and specialized training for academically qualified undergraduates committed to pursuing careers in the biomedical and behavior sciences.
U-RISE Program The program is funded by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIH/NIGMS). The U-RISE Program is intended to prepare talented and motivated minority undergraduate students majoring in the sciences to enter and succeed in doctoral studies (Ph.D. or M.D. /Ph.D.).
TRIO McNAIR Scholars Program Turn your dreams of getting into research a reality! Students will join a prestigious network of professionals that spans the country and have access to a wide range of resources and opportunities. Applications are considered on a rolling basis.
STEM Success Center

Join them for drop-in tutoring in-person and on Zoom, no appointment needed! Pop in with a quick question or come hang out with them while you study.

Online Tutoring: M-Th: 9:00am-4:00pm, Friday: 9:00-3:00pm.
In-Person Tutoring: M/W: 9:00am-3:00pm, Friday: 9:00am-2:00pm.

Cultura STEM Specialists