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STEM Starter Academy: Supporting Post-Community College Success

In this video: MassBay President Dr. David Podell; Sanoli (Luisa) Sano, a MassBay Engineering student who transferred to Tufts University; and Rebecca Sendak, Ph.D. and Carlos Benitez from Sanofi. Sanofi is a biotechnology company that partnered and provides funding for the STEM Mentor Program at MassBay. STEM Starter Academy (SSA) is a Massachusetts Department of Higher Education funded initiative that began in 2013. The goal of SSA is to recruit, ready, retain, and graduate a diverse body of students earning STEM certificates and degrees who go on to transfer to a 4-year STEM program and/or enter the workforce.

Note that although the video stresses hands-on work, all of STEM Starter Academy programs are online/remote only in 2020, due to COVID-19.


Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) programs provide you with the academic background and training you need to pursue a bachelor's degree, or to immediately launch a career in technology or science fields. STEM programs cover a wide-range of exciting areas such as mathematics and computer science, engineering technology, biotechnology, and life sciences. Our graduates have transferred to top bachelor of science programs at Boston University, UMass Lowell, UMass Boston, Wellesley College, with many continuing to earn their advanced degrees. 

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Resources and Contact during Coronavirus

Read the Course Master for courses in CH-Chemistry, CS-Computer Science, EE-Electrical Engineering, ET-Engineering and Technology, EV-Environmental Science, MN-Mechanical Engineering, PY-Physics, and SC-Science for the current semester.

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