STEM Student Support
The STEM Center - A Place to Explore
Students who are pursuing STEM fields of study, or are curious about STEM, can find valuable resources, assistance and experiences at the STEM Center. The STEM Center, located in Wheeler Hall, Room 114, is an interactive playground of learning experiences where students can explore careers and enjoy hands-on experiences with technology.
STEM-supported resources available to students on campus include:
• Technology Assistance
• One-on-One Tutoring in STEM Courses
• Transfer Advising and Campus Visits
• Supplemental Instruction in STEM courses (PLUS Sessions)
STEM-supported Resources for Students
One-on-One Tutoring in STEM Courses
Students can receive free individual tutoring in all math and science courses. Math tutoring is held in the Math Center, located in McBride Hall, Room 129.
Supplemental Instruction in STEM science courses (PLUS Sessions)
Group tutoring and interactive experiences that supplement the classroom lecture and labs are held daily in the Student Success Center. Students can attend free of charge and gain the additional support and understanding they need for success in their science courses.
A full-time IT technician is available in the STEM Technology Center of the Learning Commons. Students can ask for assistance and explore the use of audio and visual technology at the Technology Center.
Transfer Advising and Campus Visits
Students who plan to transfer to a four-year university in pursuit of a STEM-related degree will find assistance from the STEM Transfer Advisor. The advisor will assist the student with researching colleges and programs of study. The STEM Transfer Advisor is also actively involved with the development of new articulation agreements between OJC and colleges where our students would like to transfer to that have unique programs of study.
STEM Center Resources
The STEM Center, located in Wheeler Hall, room 116, is a hub of activity on a daily basis. Students can drop in anytime to do experiments, play with the latest technology or do research on STEM careers and colleges. The full-time staff in the STEM Center are always available to answer questions and provide assistance.
OJC STEM Team
Susan Goettel, STEM Grant Project Director (719) 384-6868
Mark Allen, STEM Grant IT Activity Director, (719) 384-6830
John (Zeph) McLearan, Learning Commons Technology Specialist (719) 384-6995