FAQ

What is the (STEM)2 Program?
Cypress College currently has a partnership with California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), which is designed to increase student participation, persistence and success in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The (STEM)2 Program is intended to create opportunities for you to become more informed about science study and diverse career choices. This program will help you succeed in our science programs and prepare you to transfer to a four-year university.  Program benefits include:  Counseling, transfer support to any 4-year university, peer mentoring sessions, textbook loan service, specialized workshops, networking opportunities and much more!

What majors apply to be a participant of the STEM Program?
Any major related to science, technology, engineering or mathematics, which can include many majors not commonly thought of as a scientific discipline.  If you are not sure if your major applies, please contact our STEM Director, Yanet Garcia at ygarcia@cypresscollege.edu or stop by the STEM Program Center in the Fine Arts Building, Room 136.

Where can I apply?
The online application is available via our STEM Website at www.stem2cypress.edu.  Please fill out the application including the Supplemental Form.  In addition, you will need to submit a copy of your current class schedule along with your current Financial Aid Award for the year you are applying.

Do I need to have a certain amount of units completed to be considered for the STEM Program?
Yes. Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units at Cypress College.

How soon will I find out if I have been admitted into the STEM Program?
Students will be notified the third week of the spring and/or  fall semester.

What are the minimum requirements to stay active in the program?
Students in the STEM Program will need to attend a mandatory orientation, a minimum of three STEM-related workshops and a total of three STEM Family Group meetings per semester. In addition, students must meet with a STEM Counselor once per semester and apply to at least one internship, scholarship, or research program per semester. The more you participate, the more benefits you are likely to receive!

What happens if I miss one of the requirements throughout the semester?
Students who do not complete the minimum requirements by the deadlines indicated, will need to re-apply to the STEM Program the following semester.  Please keep in mind that you will have several opportunities to attend a variety of workshops throughout the semester.  Those dates will be provided ahead of time on our STEM Website, Facebook page and emails.  This will give you plenty of time to plan ahead to successfully complete the program’s requirements.

Who can I talk to if I have questions?
If you cannot find an answer on our STEM Program website, please feel free to contact our STEM Program Director, Yanet Garicia at ygarcia@cypresscollege.edu or you may also contact the STEM Center with any questions in the Fine Arts Building, Room 136.