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What is STEM?

STEM is an educational focus in four specific disciplines — Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. 

Consider the benefits of STEM careers.
Few fields offer better job prospects than science, technology, engineering and math.  

  • You solve interesting and challenging problems
  • You are creative and work collaboratively with others
  • You work on projects that make a difference in society
  • You're on-demand in the job market
  • You earn a good salary and enjoy job flexibility

STEM Starter Academy at NSCC

The STEM Starter Academy helps students find their way into STEM pathways that lead to university programs and careers in high-demand fields. The Academy provides the next step for promising incoming college students to explore innovative careers, gain college classroom experience, and focus on important success skills in a supportive environment. 

Who can benefit from STEM Starter Academy?

Students from all backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a STEM program at NSCC are welcome to participate in programs supported by STEM Starter Academy. 

STEM Summer Academy

August 2023

Gain college success strategies that will give you the tools you need to be STEM-ready in college and in the workplace.


STEM Transfer

Start this summer!

Pursue bachelor’s degrees in a STEM field at one of Massachusetts’ state colleges or universities



October 17-21, 2022

Participate in STEM activities and learn about careers in STEM.



Advising and Coaching

Work with a STEM Academic Advisor for specialized course planning guidance and a STEM Coach for one-on-one personalized support.


Receive dedicated tutor support for your STEM courses.


Explore different STEM disciplines, careers, and educational paths while developing leadership skills.

More information


Ali Tateosian

For more information
Contact Ali Tateosian, Special Program Coordinator at



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