The School of Science, Math and Engineering (SME) at Salt Lake Community College provides general education, transfer education and career training in the sciences, mathematics, engineering, in health and lifetime activities, and in closely related technology fields.
The school also provides a diverse array of opportunities designed to enhance the educational experiences, career awareness, leadership development and professional success of our students. Some of these showcased below.
4th Annual Science, Math and Engineering Symposium
The SME Symposium is a forum for students to present their work or research in STEM fields. It is an opportunity for students to gain experience communicating their work via poster or oral presentation or written submission.
To help students prepare their submissions, workshops will be held in the fall and spring semester. Prospective participants can start submitting abstracts any time after Nov. 10.
In addition to student work, there will also be exciting STEM demonstrations by faculty and staff, industry vendors and career/major information. We are anticipating an exciting day filled with creative ideas, exceptional guest speakers and student presentations.
Visit the SME Symposium webpage at http://www.slcc.edu/sme/ for more information and submission guidelines.
Science Resource Center
The Science Resource Center is a one-stop shop for students in STEM fields. We offer FREE drop-in tutoring in biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics, and STEM-based writing. This writing assistance is available for students, faculty and staff. There are various levels of tutors and staff in the center, so students can get help from a peer or someone with a PhD at any given time.
We also offer various other resources and services, including textbook/solution manuals and model check out, study space, and computer access. It is a great place to meet up with classmates to study or work on group projects. Volunteer opportunities are also available.
The Math Lab offers FREE drop-in tutoring and computing resources. SLCC students greatly value the Math Lab because of its experienced math tutors and convenient location in the library.
Tutoring is available for all levels of mathematics, but our specialty is General Education courses including Statistics, Calculus and above.
GIS Lab and Geosciences Tutoring Center
Our goal is student success. To effectively contribute to that success we bring knowledge, experience, and encouragement. By assisting students with their questions, directing them to available resources, and demonstrating effective use of geographic information tools we create a culture of success.
The GIS Lab and Geosciences Tutoring Center, located in room SI 359A on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus, is available as a learning commons for all students providing a place to study, computer access, and information on GIS and the geosciences.
Experiential Learning Opportunities
Many opportunities exist to learn by experimenting. Some of these occur in the labs while others take students out into the field.
Anatomy students can obtain a deeper appreciation of the human body through the preparation (pro-section) of human cadavers (BIOL2900 – Special Topics) for anatomical study or by serving as peer tutors in the cadaver labs (BIOL2327).
Others interested in plant or animal biology or ecology can spend a few weeks immersed in an outdoor field studies course in a local environment (BIOL2350). Still others interested in geology can gain hands-on field experience in the field identification of earth materials, structures, surficial deposits, and geomorphic landforms (GEO2350).
For more information either visit the Division of Natural Sciences or the Biology Department, depending on your interests.
STEM Student Clubs
Are you interested in learning more about a career in a STEM field? Would you like to hang out with other students who have similar interests? Do you need to develop leadership skills and/or build your resume? Do you want to participate in community service? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you should consider joining one of the many STEM clubs!
Many of the clubs attend National and Regional conferences, participate in research, invite industry experts to speak and tour local companies. If you haven’t decided on a major, it is beneficial to join a few clubs and explore what those areas have to offer. Any of the following clubs would be glad to have you as a member, or even as an auditor:
- American Chemical Society-Student Affiliates (ACS-SA)
- American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
- Bruin Robotics Club
- Environmental Club
- Pre-Pharmacy Information Learning Society (PILS)
- Pre-Medical Professionals (PMP)
- Society of Women Engineers (SWE)