STEM students studying together

STEM Support

We invite you to partner with us to strengthen and enhance the many science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs and opportunities offered to El Camino College students as they explore, excel, transfer and graduate in fields and careers critical to the needs of our community and workforce. 

Support STEM Education

2019 Edison Scholars
Proud Edison Scholar recipients at the 2020 year-end celebration.Donate

Ongoing expenses and changing technology make STEM programs expensive to sustain.

Your donations will directly help fund programs and projects that directly support students pursuing STEM certificates, degrees, or transfer plans, including:

  • Maintain, preserve, update and replace equipment in all fields of science, technology, robotics, automation and engineering, including associated installation and structural modification costs
  • Technology upgrades to hardware and software, and associated installation costs
  • Enhance STEM curriculum and increase training for faculty and staff, to keep up to date on current trends
  • Outreach in STEM disciplines to local K-12 schools to create a pathway to El Camino College
  • On-campus STEM events, such as summer institutes, conferences and speaker series
  • Off-campus STEM events, such as seminars and conferences, including associated registration, travel, and accommodation costs

The STEM Center gave me a place not only to study and prepare for exams, but to learn how to succeed in STEM courses. Thanks to all of the amazing staff members, I gained the confidence I lacked when I first came to El Camino. It is thanks to this program that I never gave up on my dreams of becoming a software engineer and first-generation college graduate!”

El Camino College STEM Transfer Student Data

  1. UCLA
  2. CSU Long Beach
  3. CSU Pomona
  4. UC Irvine
  5. UC Berkeley
  6. UC San Diego
  7. CSU Los Angeles
  8. UC Davis
  9. UC Santa Cruz
  10. CSU Dominguez Hills
  1. Engineering
  2. Computer Science
  3. Mathematics
  4. Biology
  5. Physics/Astrophysics
  6. Chemistry
  7. Pre-Health
  8. Other Sciences
  9. Other

Edison Scholars

The challenges of pursuing a STEM major are as much financial as academic. Thanks to the financial support of Southern California Edison, students receive scholarships to fund a portion of their educational expenses at El Camino College as continuing students, or transfer-ready students at four-year colleges and universities. 


Ingrid Barrera

Omar Fayoumi

Joshua Rodriguez

Bryan Vela


Farimah Abdollahidahaki  

Brenda Fernandez Martinez

Anh Hoang

Aria Holmes

Rakkyun Kim  

Alexander Lopez

Ramya Swai Swathi Mangu

Jeewon Park

Sherry Zhou



Thank you to our very generous 2020-2021 STEM Donors!

Raymond Billig Northrop Grumman Foundation
The Boeing Company John Obataiye
Anthony Cruz Alice O'Leary
Ashley and Albert Danial The Pipkin Family
Leila and Donald Jennings Southern California Edison
Judy and Dan Keenan Yoshimi Takeuchi