OC STEM PROJECT ACABADO PROGRAMS

Finish!  Project Acabado STEM begins with the end in mind.

A crowd of tomorrow’s innovative STEM professionals will point to the Oxnard Plains as their childhood stomping grounds and the birthplace of their professional passion.  This beautifully diverse community, with a valued mix of culture and language, is the backdrop of their story.

The story of their beginnings describe the aim of today’s educators, learners, families, community and systems thinkers.  

In 2032 accomplished STEM professionals exude passion for their area of expertise.  The seed of that passion was cultivated through the efforts of OC STEM Project Acabado. 

 

OC STEM CIRCUIT

OC STEM CIRCUIT makes effort to articulate a learning progression for families and learners from eighth grade to college

K-8 STE(A)M FAMILY NIGHTS

STE(A)M Family Nights strengthens home-school-community connections in an atmosphere of rigorous hands-on learning and fun.

SCHOOLYARD HABITAT EDUCATIONAL LEARNING LAB

SHELL engages your school in the Schoolyard Habitat program by restoring schoolyards back into natural habitat to serve as an outdoor hands on learning lab centered around Green STEM.

BEDTIME MATH

Bedtime Math’s mission is to help kids love numbers so they can handle the math in real life.

ROBOTICS-OUHSD

Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”

OC PROMISE

Strives to fulfill the academic potential of all youth in Oxnard by offering continuous support  through college.

ILLUMINEERS

Illumineers are STEM student mentors and tutors just a step ahead of the OC students they serve.  These passionate STEM undergraduates reflect on their own experience and share their learning.  By lighting a fire for others, one will brighten one’s own way.

OC ESTEEM SCHOLARS

OC ESTEEM Scholars: Enhancing Success in Transfer Education for Engineering Majors. ESTEEM is a scholarship and support program for academically-talented, low-income students majoring or intending to major in Engineering.

APERTURE

Sharpen your focus on STEM by diving  into research.

Welcome to your first glimpse of behind the scenes STEM.  Be a part of research in action at CLU.

Twenty OC STEM students will be immersed in the world of research for two weeks at CLU.  You’ll be introduced to work in the lab along with participation in a series of specially designed workshops, seminars and collegial events.  Topics include: responsible conduct of research, career development and innovation today.

Become a part of this scholarly community focused on undergraduate research.  You’ll be working and learning with a CLU faculty mentor and an upper class STEM mentor.

SNAPSHOTS

OC STEM students learn first hand about the work and environment of today’s STEM professionals by going out into the field and meeting them where work happens.

CAL/ACT INSTITUTE

Experts from the Center for Active Learning are driven to support educators in creating a dynamic learning environment that requires learners to ask questions of themselves and their peers in solving problems, in contrast to passively receiving information through lecture, reading and notetaking.

Active Learning.  Active Collaborative Transformative Learning and Teaching (ACT) is a pedagogy in which students are encouraged to develop their learning autonomously.

An Active Learning environment often incorporates a mix of the following components: peer-led team learning(PLTL); problem-based learning (PBL); process-oriented guided inquiry learning (POGIL) and investigative case based learning (ICBL).

TEACHER PREP-STEM

The Teacher Prep Track supports young people with a passion for teaching to become STEM education leaders in their communities.

FESTIVAL OF SCHOLARS

Showcases scholarly work with partners at California Lutheran University.

CROSS INSTITUTIONAL TRANSFER SUCCESS COUNCIL

The Cross-Institutional Transfer Success Advisory Council strives to illuminate and populate an articulated and welcoming path from college to university.  This work between Oxnard College and California Lutheran University aims to increase:

Applications from OC students to CLU

Acceptance from CLU

Student intent to register from OC to CLU