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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 Faculty & Staff 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

Latin@/x STEM Student Advisory Council 

The purpose of the Student Advisory council is to increase academic, professional and personal peer-to-peer outreach to Latin@/x students in STEM to establish a greater sense of belonging within CSUSM. Our mission aims to provide equitable and sustainable systems of support that focus on Latin@/x student cultural empowerment and community building. 

As a Student Ambassador, you will provide insight and perspective on student outreach, peer-to-peer support, and build a sense of community for a greater sense of academic and personal support. You will also gain access to leadership development, communication skills, and add a competitive element to your resume.



2022-2023 Event Calendar
Event Date/Time Location Description

Super STEM Saturday


California State University San Marcos - Forum Plaza 


A free hands-on science festival for all ages! Full-outdoor festival; Rain or shine. 

Encuentros Engineering and Computer Science Academy


California State University San Marcos

The academy will take place at CSUSM and will offer first-hand experience seeing the latest technological advances in the field by some of the top engineers in the country. It offers motivated students a unique insight into the world of Engineering.


STEM Program Announcements:

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.

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.).

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.

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.

The SVFSIP is mobilizing a new generation of tobacco control researchers and advocates to enact change in their communities. 

Students will spend one year working with a research mentor on an individual prevention or treatment research project, including work with a community-based tobacco control specialist on a local advocacy project for a year. Scholars will receive structured education through a research class and weekly seminars and workshops on tobacco control topics and professional development, and receive academic advising, networking, and career guidance.


Cultura STEM Coordinator