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Engaging K-12 Students and
Teachers in STEM Activities at
St. Louis Community College
Ashok Agrawal, Amy Sonderman
October 30, 2012
Mission Statement
St. Louis Community College
expands minds and changes
lives every day.
We create accessible, dynamic
learning environments
focused on the needs of our
diverse communities.
About the College
• Largest community college
system in Missouri
• Over 27,000 FT and PT students
• Over 100,000 citizens served
through credit, non-credit and
workforce programs
• Ranks among the nation’s top 25
associate degree-producing
• District encompasses 718 square
STLCC is one of the nation’s top associate degree-producing institutions in the
About the College
Four campuses at Florissant Valley,
Forest Park, Meramec and Wildwood
Three education centers in
St. Louis County, north St. Louis City and
downtown St. Louis
Corporate College in Bridgeton
Administrative Center, 300 South
3,854 full- and part-time employees
Florissant Valley’s Emerson Center for
Engineering and Manufacturing
Forest Park campus
Wildwood campus
Meramec campus
Florissant Valley
Situated on 108 acres of rolling, wooded hills
in north St. Louis County
Nationally recognized for its art, child care,
engineering technology, chemical technology, and
advanced manufacturing technology programs, in
addition to a strong general education curriculum
Offers unique career programs in deaf
communication studies and Missouri’s only
associate degree program in biotechnology
Enrollment Profile
7,440 students are enrolled in credit programs
Median age: 24/Average age: 28.1
65% Female
Race and Culture (highest percentage groups)
– African-American students = 4,758 (64%)
– Caucasian students = 2,097 (28%)
– Hispanic/Latino students = 164 (2%)
The college’s new Center for Workforce Innovation houses labs, classrooms and support
space for cutting-edge workforce training programs in a facility located at the Florissant
Valley campus.
Emerson Center for Engineering & Manufacturing
•Missouri’s RTEC Initiative
•STLCC Center of Excellence
•Dedicated in November, 2004
• Transforming the Engineering and
• Connecting with regional and
Technology Department
• Partnering with Workforce
Solutions Group
• Outreach to K-12 students and
• Competing for state and federal
national institutions
• Globalizing our activities
• Fostering innovations and
• Serving Professional and
Community Organizations
Center for Workforce Innovations
• Opened August, 2011
• Public Access Computer Center
• St. Louis Aerospace Institute
developed through US DOL grant
• Metal Structures,
Mechanical/Electrical Assemblies
and Composites Labs
• IMT and PLC Training Labs
• TAACCCT Round 2 Grant
• STLCC is lead institution
for consortium of 9
Missouri community
and technical colleges
• Align curriculum with
NAM endorsed industry
MSET Division: Engineering &
Technology Dept.
Associate in Applied Science
- Civil Engineering Technology
- Computer Integrated Manufacturing
- Construction Management Technology
- Electrical/Electronic Engineering
Associate in Science
- Engineering Science
- Technology Teacher Education
- Computer Aided Design
Technology: Electrical, Electronic or
- Computer Aided Manufacturing
Biomedical Engineering
- Construction Office Management
- Mechanical Engineering Technology
- Land Surveying Technology–Geomatics
- Skilled Trades Industrial Occupations
- Maintenance Mechanic
- Quality Technology
- Sustainable Construction
- Sustainable Energy Technology
2+2 Articulations for Engineering
MSET Division: Biology, Chemistry
and Physics/Geology Departments
Associate in Applied Science
- Biotechnology
- Chemical Technology
Associate in Arts
- Life Sciences
- Biotechnology
- Chemical Technology
- Life Science Laboratory Assistant
Project Lead the Way
• STLCC is region’s leader
for implementing
• Articulations to
Engineering Tech
• CIM and EDD classes at
our facilities
• Annual Tech Challenge
FIRST Robotics
• Began in 2002 as a volunteer
• Host FTC and FLL state and
regional events
• Build and distribute FTC and FLL
game fields
• Provide incubator space for FTC
• Manage procurement of all
materials and $150,000 + in
private donations to support
robotics activities at the college
Academic Contests
• Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics, and
Science (TEAMS)
• Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE)
• Mathematics Educators of
• Greater St. Louis (MEGSL)
Excellence in Mathematics
• Math Counts
• mathleague.org
Summer Camps
• Cub Scout camp
• Girl Scout Science and
Engineering Day Camp
• Career Exploration:
Tutoring and Enrichment
Middle school students
participate in an afterschool
program providing math
enrichment and exposure to
a variety of community
college programs.
Expanding Your Horizons
• 300 – 500 girls from 7th – 12th
• Exposure to STEM fields
• 3 sessions during 1 morning
– Guest speaker with a STEM career
– A panel discussion of females
in STEM fields
– A hands-on STEM activity
Off Campus Activities
• Awareness days at St.
Louis Science Center
• Mobile Tech Center
High School Faculty Events
• High School Counselors Breakfast
• CONNECT event that brings high
school and college faculty together
So what
are you
• Ideas
• Suggestions

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