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Science and Research Initiative (SRI) - STEM Program



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​STEM Program Application 

for 2019-2020 is now closed*.

*2020-21 Application will open in Spring 2020.

Deadline to Apply was: 

Mon., May 20th, 2019 @8:00am

           Applicants will be notified of decisions in early June.


Science Research Initiative (SRI) Program Overview​

The Science Research Initiative (SRI) is an academic support program designed to assist students interested in pursuing Science, Technology, Engineering, or ​Mathematics (STEM) majors/careers.

The SRI program will help program participants successfully complete their studies​ at SMC, transfer to​ ANY baccalaureate program, and/or enter the STEM workforce. This program works closely with partners at UCLA, specifically the Center for Community College Partnerships and the Undergraduate Research Center.

Program Requirements & Important Dates for 2020-21

Type Frequency
Program Orientation June 17th/18th/or 19th, 2020 
​STEM Skills Week  ​August 17th - 22nd, 2020
​Counseling Sessions ​2 Per Semester​
STEM Workshops 1-2 Per Semester
Academic Support Programming Supplemental Instruction, Tutoring, Lecture Series, etc.
Peer Mentoring​ 2 meetings per semester

Additional Requirements​ (once in the program)

  • 1 STEM Course (minimum) every semester at SMC: Math (non-business), Co​mputer Science, Earth Science, Life Science, Physical Science, Sustainable Technologies, Engineering)

  • Maintain at least a 2.8 GPA each semester

  • STEM Career Courses (Counseling 12) and Job Strategies (Counseling 15) offered Fall/Spring.

  • Principles & Practice of Scientific Research Course (Science 10) offered Winter & Spring

If you have questions regarding the requirements above please contact us at 310-434-3988 or send an email to