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    Apply for Fall 2015 NCAS!

NCAS students

NASA is currently seeking community college STEM majors for its Spring NCAS program!  NCAS participants are engaged in a rich STEM learning experience through interactions with NASA scientists and engineers, web-based activities and a three-day onsite experience at a regional NASA Center.  Community college students from across the nation are chosen to participate through a competitive process. Selected students are U.S. citizens (or LPR in CA) currently pursuing their initial undergraduate degrees at a community college who have an interest and aptitude for mathematics, science, engineering or computer science.


If you are an interested student and meet the following criteria, please apply by the June 24th deadline!:

  • U.S. citizen OR Lawful Permanent Resident (CA students only)
  • High school graduate and at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a registered community college student (at the time of application, and during Fall 2015)
  • Concurrent enrollment or completion of 9+ hours of STEM coursework (can be any courses)
  • Able to commit to a 5 week online session and a four-day onsite experience at a NASA Center
  • Internet access

Apply online:  https://ncas.aerospacescholars.org/

 * Travel, housing, and meals will be paid by NASA for the four-day experience






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Grant Outline 

Los Angeles Valley College was awarded a Title III Accelerated Pathways to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Articulation Grant from the U.S. Department of Education, for a total of $ 4.35 million over five years (October 1, 2011 to September 30, 2016).


The grant activities will be geared towards increasing the number of Hispanic and other low-income students obtaining degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics; decrease the amount of time in the mathematics pipeline; increase student interest, success and confidence in math and STEM-related fields; develop model articulation agreements with primary transfer institutions; and use high quality, timely data to improve participation outcomes in order to increase enrollment, persistence and completion in STEM degrees and transfer to four-year institutions.



  1. Redesign of STEM-critical mathematics curricula and development of Summer Bridge programs to decrease the time through the math sequence, increase math success, and the number of STEM degree completers and transfers into baccalaureate STEM programs, particularly among Hispanic and low-income students
  2. Curricular infusion of instructional technology, Supplemental Instruction, collaborative learning, and STEM advising across all mathematics course levels
  3. Development of model articulation/transfer agreements with LAVC's primary transfer institutions, California State University Northridge (CSUN) and California State University Los Angeles (CSULA); development of transfer resources and course-embedded STEM advising
  4. Continuous tracking, analysis and use of high-quality, timely data to improve program participant outcomes in the areas of enrollment, persistence, and completion, to make data-driven decisions and modify project components as needed to ensure the maximum impact of new initiatives
  5. Provide more professional development for faculty members in the use of technology and best practices in Foundational and Pre-Transfer mathematics instruction



Funded by Title III HSI STEM Grant P031C110014
Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA. 91401