STEM

Roots to STEM logo
Roots to STEM Talks

Date Time Speakers Recorded Sessions
Friday, September 18 1:00 PM Reagan Beers, WVC Alum: Paid Science Internships with Federal Research Labs View Recording
Friday, September 25 1:00 PM Ashley De Alba, Antonio Arlia, Christian Leycam, and Christopher Hamamjy, WVC Graduates: STEM Life after West Valley: Conversations with Recent Alumni View Recording
Friday, October 2 1:00 PM Reshma Hyder, STREAM Advocate and Entrepreneur: Science and Technology: Access, Education & Entrepreneurship View Recording
Friday, October 9 1:00 PM Jonathan Tyson, Yale & UC Berkeley: The Fresh Professor on Chemistry and STEM Teaching/Learning View Recording
Friday, October 16 1:00 PM Dr. Yasmin Chandresekher, Coherus Bioscience: Medical Devices and Women in Biology
Friday, October 16 1:30 PM Claudio Silva, Amy Gutierrez, Howard Miller
STEM: Resume & Cover Letter Workshop
View Recording
Friday, October 23 1:00 PM Sofia Vartanian, UCLA: An Inquisitive Science Enthusiast Scout View Recording
Friday, October 30 1:00 PM Dr. Jade Bing, Corteva Agriscience: Synthetic Chemistry and Opening STEM Doors
Friday, November 6 1:00 PM Naomi Alterman: Computer Science and the Freelance STEM Life
Friday, November 13 1:00 PM Claudia Roberts, Princeton: From Apple to PhD in Artificial Intelligence
Friday, November 20 1:00 PM Andrea Antoni, UC Berkeley: Astrophysics, Black Holes and Academia
Internships Bulletin Board
Internship Overview
Abbott Internship for Students interested in Bioengineering, Environmental, IT, Software.
Caltech WAVE Program Calteach Wave Program is for (Sophomores interested in eventually doing research & getting a PhD).
Career Coach West Valley College Careers Page.
Code 2040 Code 2040 is for Black and Latinx College students interested in Computer Engineering and CS Majors.
CSU Monterey Bay Research Experience for Undergraduates. Internship is for students who are interested in CSU Monterey Bay’s Ocean Engineering, Robotics, Marine Bio, Oceanography, Marine Geology, Ecology.
Indeed Internship for all STEM students.
Intel Internship is for student who are interested in (EE, IT, and Software).
Internship Programs Internship for all STEM students.
NASA Ames Internships is for students interested in NASA Ames internship opportunities.
National Institutes of Health Community College Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research. National Institute of Health provides an opportunity for students to do an internship in Biomedical Research opportunity.
National Science Foundation Internship for all STEM students.
Pathways to Science Internship for all STEM students.
REU Finder Internship and resources for STEM Undergrads.
Rosetta Commons Interns in this geographically-distributed REU program have the opportunity to participate in research using the Rosetta Commons software. The Rosetta Commons software suite includes algorithms for computational modeling and analysis of protein structures.
UC Berkeley Transfer-To-Excellence (TTE) Summer Research Program Internship is for students who are interested in Biotech, Nanotechnology, and Robotics at UC Berkeley.
US Department of Energy Internship is for students who want to work at the US Department if Energy.
US Department of Homeland Security Summer Research. All STEM student can apply. Internships is for student who are interested in working for the US. Department of Homeland Security over the summer.
USRA: Community College Education and Development Program Community College Education and Development Program.
Internal Scholarships

West Valley College scholarships are designed to recognize accomplishments and to provide tangible encouragement to students who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, community service, and financial need.

The funds for these scholarships are provided from a joint investment of contributions from the private sector and from West Valley College employees.


External Scholarships
Scholarship Overview
Scholarships.com Scholarships.com is dedicated to help students find scholarships at the local and state level, major, ethnicity and gender identifying scholarships.
Community College Scholarships California scholarships and grants make it possible to attend an institute of higher education in this exciting state. Whether you long to go West or already live there, California scholarships help pay for tuition, books and necessary expenses.
Study Soup: Women in Technology Scholarship We launched the StudySoup peer-to-peer learning marketplace in 2014. When we were in school, we found that success in the classroom can be a pretty ambiguous thing. Every class has hours of lectures and dozens of readings. Come midterm time, most students are overwhelmed and have no idea how they should study. Without fail, however, there are always a few top students in the class who know exactly what it takes to be successful.
Engineering and Technical Science Achievement Scholarships Applicants for the Engineering and Technical Science Achievement Scholarship must be a woman undergraduate majoring in engineering or technical science. Applicants must have an overall grade point average of 3.0/4.0 or equivalent.
AfterCollege STEM Inclusion Scholarship AfterCollege provides quarterly scholarships to support current students who demonstrate professionalism and a passion for their future career.
Google Scholarships+ Explore our student and travel scholarships, both aiming to support and inspire pursuing careers in technology
Google Scholarships+: Generation Google Scholarship (North America) The Generation Google Scholarship was established to help aspiring students pursuing computer science degrees excel in technology and become leaders in the field. Selected students will receive $10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or $5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2021-2022 school year.
Hispanic Scholarship Fund The HSF Scholarship is designed to assist students of Hispanic heritage obtain a university degree. Scholarships are available, on a competitive basis, to: High school seniors, Undergraduate students (all years), Community college students transferring to four year universities, and Graduate Students.
PG&E Scholarship At PG&E we're focused on California's future. PG&E has a wide range of scholarships to help the next generation of Californians succeed and innovate in both Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) based majors and other disciplines.

Close to 150 scholarships were made available last year. These STEM-focused or Employee Resource Group and Engineering Network Group-sponsored scholarships range from $1,000 to $10,000.
SWE Scholarships: Society of Women Engineers The SWE Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to women admitted to accredited baccalaureate or graduate programs, in preparation for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science. In 2018, SWE disbursed approximately 238 new and renewed scholarships valued at more than $830,000.
National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering NACME is responsible for over $3 million in scholarships awarded annually to underrepresented minority (URM) students. NACME expects to support approximately 1,000 underrepresented minority engineering and computer students annually.
Sygma Technology: Scholarships We have helped forward-thinking organizations open the doors to their next incarnation using technology, creativity, and ingenuity. We are passionate about equal opportunities and understand that there is still progress to be made in minority representation and opportunity in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
Silicon Valley Community Foundation SVCF administers a variety of scholarship programs for high school seniors, college and graduate school students, and re-entry students. Annually, we award close to 500 scholarships totaling more than $2 million. Through scholarships established with SVCF by individuals, families and organizations, we have awarded nearly $17.9 million to students since 2007.
Last Updated 10/23/20