Science Foundation Arizona
The STEM Outreach Programs Leading to STEM Pathways grant from SFAz provides opportunities for fourth through 10th grade students to learn about STEM and STEM occupations. It also supports high school juniors and seniors taking college courses in mathematics, physics, engineering and applied technology.
National Science Foundation via Science Foundation Arizona
The Engineering Pathways Partnership Project: A Rural Model for a Modern World (EP3) grant facilitates connections with STEM industry partners to improve curriculum and provide internships for Cochise College students. It also creates a professional learning council composed of educators from middle and high schools, Cochise College and the University of Arizona South to conduct action research aimed at improving student progress through mathematics and engineering pathways.
Motivating Engineering Transfer Students
The METS Program strives to create an awareness and interest in engineering and computer science among students at the community colleges. It also provides assistance to these students as they prepare to transfer and provides resources to currently enrolled ASU transfer students to help them handle the transition to university life.
Community College Undergraduate Research Initiative
The CCURI grant was originally designed to fund only 16 partner institutions that would adopt their research model over a four-year period. However, the number of partner schools has been expanded to 26 with Cochise College being chosen among the 86 total applicants for funding. Our application for funding under CCURI is due to the originality and uniqueness of the proposal written by faculty and by the diverse student demographic at Cochise College. The CCURI grant promotes innovation and creativity in science education at the community college that will increase retention and promote completion.
National Center for Academic Transformation
The NCAT grant program, Changing the Equation, involved a major redesign of the remedial/developmental math sequences at Cochise College. The modularization of the curriculum allows for students to learn at a pace that will allow them to master the course content by using commercially available instructional software.