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.


National Community College Aerospace Scholars - Open Now

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.


Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway Promotion and Contest - Opening August 2014

Every student deserves a chance to realize their potential. That's why Dr Pepper gave away over $1,000,000 in tuition in 2013-14 to help students across the country pursue their dreams.

Since 2008, the Dr Pepper Tuition Giveaway has changed lives by giving away millions of dollars in tuition. With the challenges of rising tuition costs and studying full-time, we take pride in helping students achieve their goals.

You can meet the 2013-14 finalists at, and come back next year for your own chance to win!


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

(Dec. 19, 2013)  After only 2 1/2 years of the HSI Collaborative STEM Grant operation, grant funding through the STEM program (a collaboration between Antelope Valley College, Cerro Coso CC, and CSU Long Beach Engineering program) contributed significantly in delivering 10 BS in Mechanical Engineering and 8 BS degrees in Electrical engineering all at our new engineering facility in Lancaster CA. Six of those are Hispanics (30%), but only two are women (we have work to do on that aspect, but WE WILL get better!). The most amazing thing is that all had 1 1/2 years of internship experience under their belt, and all but one have already accepted job offers!!!

                                                2013 CSULB-AV Graduates

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

                                                          STEM Club members at RocStock November 2013


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