STEM at Antelope Valley College


Currently, the majority of the funding for the Antelope Valley College STEM Program comes from federal grants. These grants not only provided the funds to institute the Antelope Valley College STEM Program, but they have also helped the program grow into what it has become today.  These funds help to pay for numerous activities, such as community STEM event, faculty & staff salaries, and student projects, student worker positions within STEM areas on campus and bringing STEM awareness to the valley.

Read more about the STEM Grant Project here!


Summer Research Opportunities for students


Master of Science in Electrical Engineering offered in the AV

Applicants are expected to have a core upper-division GPA of 3.0 or higher in a BSEE or BSCpE degree from an ABET accredited engineering program.

Applicants will be considered for conditional admission for the following reasons:

If the core upper-division GPAs are between 2.7 and 3.0
If the degree was conferred by a non-ABET accredited university
If the degree is in a related discipline
All conditional applicants will be required to take the GRE within six months of application and finish their first quarter with a 3.0 GPA.

The program will be offered at the Lancaster University Center in the Antelope Valley.


Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship Click here for details and to apply

The selection process for these awards is rigorous and highly competitive with approximately 85 scholarships awarded each year out of hundreds of applicants. A review panel of distinguished university faculty and admissions professionals judge the applicants using criteria including:

  • Achievement and academic ability
  • Financial need
  • Persistence
  • Leadership
  • Desire to help others.
  • Each award is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses – including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees – for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree.

    Please Note: Students who have attended a four-year institution in the past are not eligible for this scholarship.


High School Opportunity

Every year the AXA Achievement Scholarship in association with U.S. News & World Report awards $670,000 in scholarships to outstanding young people across the nation. Click here for details or to Apply Now.

The 2015 program will be accepting applications from September 8, 2014 until 10,000 applications are submitted or 11:59 p.m. CST on December 15, 2014, whichever comes first. Your application MUST be one of the first 10,000 submitted electronically by the deadline date.

The AXA Achievementsm Scholarship offers college scholarships of $10,000 and $25,000 to high school seniors who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in their activities in school, the community or the workplace.

National Community College Aerospace Scholars -
Now Accepting Applications for Spring 2015

Does it sound like fun to work on projects and share ideas with NASA engineers, educators, and scientists? APPLY NOW to become part of the National Community College Aersopace Scholars (NCAS) project and explore what could become YOUR future!

Community College students from across the nation will compete to become a National Community College Aerospace Scholar.

To participate, you must be:

  • A US Citizen.
  • At least 18 year of age and a high school graduate.
  • A registered community college student for either the summer,and fall or spring semesters during the application process and project.
  • Have at least a cumulative of 9 hours in a STEM discipline.
  • Able to commit to 12-14 weeks working with NASA.
  • Able to access the internet.


California State University Long Beach - Antelope Valley Engineering Program Second Graduating Class

(Dec. 2014) Second Graduating class of Engineers from the Lancaster Campus of California State University Long Beach. The program’s main office is at the Lancaster University Center (LUC) 45356 Division Street in Lancaster, CA 93535, providing unprecedented access to the industry, including internships with local companies and organizations. Participants must have completed their first two years of coursework at a community college or other university.


Internship Opportunities for Community College Students
Jacobs Community College Partnership Program (CCPP) strives to acquaint students with its mission and programs and to expand their academic training through work experience with Jacobs and NASA personnel in research management.


                                                AVC STEM Club

The AVC STEM Club meets Fridays durnig the semester 11:00a.m. in APL-120.

                                                                    STEM Club members - Science Center Trip December 2013



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