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About the Yo Soy STEM - Title III Hispanic-Serving Institution STEM Grant

"This competition specifically acknowledges the importance of student-centered programs that will increase the number of Hispanic and low-income students who graduate with degrees in STEM fields, as well as the need to promote support systems to ensure that community college students will continue to pursue STEM degrees once enrolled at a four-year institution.” (U.S. Department of Education, 2021) 

At San Diego City College, the Yo Soy STEM will:

  • Provide work-based learning experiences
  • Enhance academic success and academic program completion
  • Provide integrated student support services



Meet the Team

Director - Claudia Diaz Carrasco

Coordinator - Lawson Hardrick-Cervantes

Program Support Technician - Cecilia Thibeault

Curriculum Specialist - Clara Mateo and Heather McGray



San Diego City College is proud to be formally designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the United States Department of Education, giving us the opportunity to receive the “Yo Soy STEM” grant that focuses on both the intersection of HSI designation with STEM fields.

The purpose of the HSI STEM grant at San Diego City College is to expand educational opportunities and improve the academic attainment of Hispanic and low-income students, and to expand and enhance the academic offerings, program quality, and institutional stability of colleges and universities that are educating the majority of Hispanic college students. As an HSI, San Diego City College is committed to student success, educational equity, and social justice.

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Yo Hago Research Scholars Program


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STEM & Chicano/a Studies Course Collaborations

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Get Involved with STEM Experiences

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