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STEM Education

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

“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!”

- Yesenia G.


STEM Excellence Fund

Ongoing expenses and changing technology make STEM programs expensive to sustain. Your donations will help:
  • Maintain and preserve equipment in all fields of science, technology, robotics, automation and engineering
  • Update and replace laboratory equipment
  • Enhance STEM curriculum and increase training to keep up-to-date on current trends
  • Provide outreach in STEM disciplines to K-12 schools in our local area to create a pathway to El Camino College

STEM Endowment Fund

The Endowment for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics was created to fund programs and projects that directly support students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) certificates, degrees, or transfer plans. Earnings from the endowment will be used to support projects that directly support STEM students at El Camino College which may include:
  • STEM equipment (new and replacement) and associated installation and structural modification costs
  • STEM technology upgrades, hardware, and software and associated installation or training costs
  • STEM events on-campus, such as summer institutes, conferences and speaker series, associated training costs for faculty and staff
  • STEM student events off-campus such as conferences and associated registration, travel, food, and accommodation costs

El Camino College STEM Education brochure

Building Partnerships for the Future brochure


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 universities. 

2019 Edison Scholars

Proud 2019-2020 Edison Scholar recipients


2020 Edison Scholars:



2020 Edison Scholars:

Transfer Ready



Rogelio Barajas   Annaliza Balila-Heller   Ryan Park
Khoi Nguyen   Alyssa Eckley   Noe Rivera
Daniel Oforji   Danielle Hernandez   Joseph Salamante
Nathan Quezada   Ali-Rozac Jafri   Jose Santana
    Alexander Lomeli   Christopher Vargas       
    Mathew Mena    


Thank you to our very generous 2019-2020 STEM Donors

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