Student Resources

Overview

Fundamental to the Mission of the Office of STEM Initiatives are deepening faculty engagement in college-wide STEM activities and supporting faculty in developing exemplary practices and policies in STEM education. The following list includes opportunities that are available to GPC faculty. To receive a brief overview of the opportunity, click on each title.

USG STEM Initiative II
The goal of the USG STEM Initiative II grant is to improve student access and success in the STEM fields and enhance existing instructional capabilities of STEM faculty in Georgia’s postsecondary institutions.  At GPC, faculty and students can benefit from the following:

PLUS Session Tutorials

The peer-led tutorial program provides students with peer instruction.  Tutorials are available on all campuses for the following classes:

CHEM 1211 & CHEM 1211L

CHEM 1212 & CHEM 1212L

 

STEM Student Scholar Recognition Program

The STEM Student Scholar Recognition Program is a way to honor GPC's high achieving STEM students who have excelled over and beyond their peers.  The awards program is held each spring semester.

 

College Career Day and TAG Fairs

GPC understands the importance of providing opportunities for students to understand more about STEM careers.  Therefore, each spring semester, the Office of STEM Initiatives in collaboration with the GPC Foundation host career day where panels of professionals discuss with the students career paths.  In the fall semester, TAG fairs are held to assist students who are transferring to four-year institutions with transfer and graduation goals and aspirations.

 

Student Internships/Research Experiences

In order to deepen student engagement and to provide students with opportunities that extend beyond the classroom, internships and research experiences are encouraged.  To view a list of current opportunities, visit the Institute for Broadening Participation.

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STEM Student Travel Award

 

The Office of STEM Initiatives offers a limited number of student travel awards up to $500.00 to enable students to attend STEM-related professional meetings/conferences/workshops. Travel awards will be provided on an as needed basis, pending availability of resources and are available for full-time students only who have declared a major in one of the eligible programs of study.  These awards are intended to partially cover conference expenses (i.e., registration, airfare, hotel), excluding meals and ground transportation.  Please see the following forms to apply:

 

STEM Student Instrumentation & Software Award

The Office of STEM Initiatives offers a limited number of student instrumentation and software awards up to $500.00 to enable students to purchase software, materials, and equipment related to conducting independent research or course-related research. The awards will be provided on an as needed basis, pending availability of resources and are available for full-time students only who have declared a major in one of the eligible programs of studyPlease see the following forms to apply:


STEM Student TAG Institution Visitation Award

The Office of STEM Initiatives offers a limited number of student TAG Institution Visitation Awards up to $100.00 to enable students who have signed a TAG agreement to visit TAG institutions.  Visitation awards will be provided on an as needed basis, pending availability of resources and are available for full-time students only, who have declared a major in one of the eligible programs of study.  These awards are intended to partially cover visitation expenses (i.e., registration, transportation, lodging) excluding meals.  Please see the following form to apply: