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Summer means STEM at STCC!

Springfield Technical Community College offers many career exploration opportunities over the summer for middle and high school students as well as for students beginning their education at STCC in the fall. As the only technical community college in Massachusetts, STCC is a leader in Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) education. We hope you'll join us this summer to explore the many career opportunities available in the STEM field. STCC is committed to our community and we are pleased to invite you to spend part of your summer on our historic campus.

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Career Explorations in Health Care

A partnership between the STCC School of Health & Patient Simulation and Baystate Academy Charter School. This program will allow 10th & 11th graders the opportunity to explore career options in Health Care through hands-on patient simulation experiences and visits from experts and guest lecturers. Students will also receive certification in the American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support CPR. Courses will run June 4th - June 20th, 9am - 3pm. This program is open to students enrolled in the 10th and 11th grade at Baystate Academy Charter School. For more information please contact the School of Health & Patient Simulation at or 413-755-4510.


Engineering Technologies Math Boot Camp

A free, two-week program (August 13 – 24) on the STCC campus for students who have been accepted into Engineering Technologies programs (Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronic Systems Engineering Technology, Optics and Photonics, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Computer Systems Engineering Technology, and related certificate programs). The Math Boot Camp prepares students to succeed as they enter their math class in the fall semester. Criteria for participation in the bootcamp are 1) Accuplacer placement into Algebra I or Algebra II; 2) acceptance into one of these associate degree or certificate programs. For more information please contact Marta Burgos at or (413) 755-5424.


STEM Conference for Girls

On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, STCC will hold a free, one-day STEM conference for girls. Students will participate in workshops, do hands-on activities, and spend time with college students, faculty, and other community professionals to learn about opportunities within STEM.  Criteria for participation are 1) current middle school and high school girls (6th grade through 12th grade), and 2) past participation in STEM programming offered through HSI STEM, Urban League, and Latino Educational Institute. For more information please contact Marta Burgos at or (413) 755-5424.


STEM Starter Academy

Six weeks ( July 2 – August 10). An all-expenses paid summer program for recent high school graduates.  The STEM Starter Academy provides students with an introduction to STCC, two college-level courses, academic support and fun and interesting field trips so they are prepared and ready to hit the ground running when they start their fall semester.  Completing students also receive a $400 stipend for their own use! Open to new students who have been accepted to STCC and have graduated from high school in the last two years with a focus on those interested in a STEM program. For more information please contact the STEM Starter Academy Director, Dr. Reena Randihr at or (413) 755-4576.


The Big Three STEM Pipeline Initiative through Urban League

This summer program begins July 3 and exposes and educates 20 high school students to various STEM job, career, or entrepreneurial paths in three fast-developing fields, health, game science, and cybersecurity. Program benefits include discussions with content experts; visits to local businesses and higher education institutions; student special project development opportunities; and familial engagement. The program will be held at STCC on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00am to 1:00pm. Completed applications can be dropped off or mailed to Dinah Moore at the Urban League, One Federal Street, Bldg. 111-3, Springfield, MA  01105, or scanned and emailed to:  For more information: (413) 739-7211 ex. 102.


Topics in Biological Research  (BIO-117)

Topics in Biological Research (July 9 – August 9 from 8:00am – Noon) is an opportunity for students to be involved in hands-on open-ended research into the urban ecology of the STCC campus.  Students will learn concepts of urban ecology and will then develop their own questions, gather data and present their conclusions at a poster session.  An opportunity to present at a national undergraduate conference may also be possible. This is a college-level transferable lab-science course. BIO-117 is sponsored by the STEM Starter Academy with the goal of getting interested students involved in science.  To that end, STEM Starter Academy is subsidizing tuition and this course is free to qualified students. For more information please contact the STEM Starter Academy Director, Dr. Reena Randihr at or (413) 755-4576.