Public Speaking Workshops: Toastmasters Information Session

toastmastersDo you need to improve your public speaking skills? Would you like to gain leadership experience? Apply to take part in a free series of Toastmaster Public Speaking workshops! Space is limited, so apply quickly.

Toastmasters is a well-known, non-profit educational organization focused on enhancing public speaking and leadership skills. Their mission is to empower individuals to become more effective communicators and leaders. With more than 345,000 members in 142 countries, their clubs and workshops teach and refine the speaking and leadership abilities of their members.

  • Only 20 students may participate in the program for the fall semester. You must attend the information session to participate.
  • Toastmasters will offer 12 weekly sessions on Fridays from 10 to 11:30 am in SAS 101, starting September 9.
  • During the sessions, students will be encouraged to work on class presentations/assignments to receive coaching from the presenters
  • Toastmasters will provide workbooks at no cost; student services will provide coffee/refreshments for each session
  • The program will conclude with a completion ceremony on 12/9/16, that includes:
    • Speech contests
    • A certificate of completion
    • Awards
    • Refreshments

Moreno Valley College will host an Information Session on Friday, September 2 at 10am (Student Services Bldg. Room 101) to discuss the program to interested students.

For more information, view the Information Session flyer.

Calling all STEM Majors! Attend the STEM Entrepreneur Accelerator Summit!

Please note: waivers must be signed and turned in by Friday, April 29, 2016 to qualify. See end of article for more information.


05-16-entreprenuer-summitMVC STEM is taking a group of ACES Scholars and Moreno Valley College students to the University of California, Irvine on Saturday, May 21, 2016 for the STEM Entrepreneur Accelerator Summit.

This summit is a full day experience at UC Irvine’s Applied Innovation Center designed to inspire and instruct students why now is the best time to become STEM Entrepreneurs. The Summit day will include training and advice from top CEOs and Academia executives, as well as a unique opportunity to have students enter for a chance to become a part of Base 11 Revolution program.

The great speakers and panelists at the event include:

  • Darren Hardy, New York Times Best Selling Author and Former Publisher of Success Magazine
  • Brandon Andrews, National Casting Tour Director, ABC’s Shark Tank
  • Gregory Washington, Dean, UC Irvine School of Engineering
  • Richard Sudek, Executive Director, UC Irvine Applied Innovation
  • Regina Stanback, President, Skyline College
  • Landon Taylor, Base 11

Transportation is FREE. LUNCH is provided.

Don’t miss this amazing opportunity.

PLEASE COMPLETE THE BELOW FORMS AND RETURN THEM TO Student Services 112 or Science and Technology 164 by Friday, April 29, 2016.  You will also need to complete the online application and short essay at: sites.uci.edu/stemeiworkshop

Please print, fill out the relevant information, and sign:

Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio visit MVC STEM

On April 15, 2016, MVC STEM welcomed the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio. Made up of young women from schools around Riverside and San Bernardino counties, these scholars toured the MVC campus, learning about college opportunities and careers in STEM.

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The Girl Scouts had an opportunity to look through MVC STEM’s LSX 200 10” ACF telescope with a polarized lens,

The Girl Scouts spent time in MVC’s STEM Student Success center, learning about the services offered to MVC STEM students as well as the impact of women in STEM. The young women also toured the STEM Mobile Innovation Lab, MVC’s mobile science platform. They walked through the science lab classrooms, and had hands-on experience with MVC STEM’s LSX 200 10” ACF telescope, provided through Edison International. Their tour guides and presenters were all current and former MVC STEM students.

Below is an excerpt from the San Gorgonio Girl Scout’s website:

Time Warner and Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio present STEM-To-Go

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The Girl Scouts participated in hands-on science activities led by the STEM Mobile Innovation Center team.

It’s 9:30am on the morning of April 15, 2016 and Carrie Raleigh, STEM Program Manager, is welcoming a group of students from Riverside and San Bernadino counties. She’s speaking to them at the STEM Student Success Center at Moreno Valley College (MVC).

Ms. Raleigh introduces the girls to a group of MVC science, technology and engineering students who take them on a tour of the science labs. Afterwards, the girls visit the MVC STEM Mobile Innovation Center – a mobile science laboratory that conducts a wide range of experiments with the kids.

The young women learned about STEM at MVC and the impact of women in STEM.

STEM-To-Go is a part of ImagineYour STEM Future, a collaborative effort between Time Warner Cable and the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council’s award-winning Classroom To Career program, where middle and high school students gain insight into careers through behind-the-scenes tours.

Current and Former MVC STEM students with STEM Coordinator, Armone Lochard
Current and Former MVC STEM students acted as tour guides and presenters.

The new STEM-To-Go component will offer engaging, hands-on projects and career exploration activities for girls 5 to 17. And the program isn’t limited to classroom field trips. STEM-To-Go is literally that – portable, easy-to-use kits that will introduce girls to engineering and science. San Gorgonio Girl Scouts will soon be able to borrow these kits from their Council offices (much like a library check-out system) and take them home to explore, brainstorm and design numerous projects – all at no cost.

Read the entire article >

Images courtesy of the Girl Scouts of San Gorgonio Council

The 13th Annual UC Davis Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference

ucdconfThe 13th Annual UC Davis Pre-Health Student Alliance Pre-Medical and Pre-Health Professions National Conference provides community-college, university, post-bac, and high school students, parents, and counselors with the information and skills necessary to succeed in the medical and health-professions school admission process. It provides a unique opportunity for direct contact with medical school deans of admission, admission officers, financial aid officers, faculty, and staff.

The 2015 Conference will be held at the University of California, Davis on October 10-11, 2015.

This event is OPEN to EVERYONE, regardless of level of school completed: high school, community college, state university, private university, post-baccalaureate, graduate, and professional level students are welcome.

This is a great opportunity for MVC STEM students! But please remember, registration fills up quickly. 

Are you interested? For 95$, the All Inclusive Package will cover your meals, transportation, housing, admittance to the conference, and more. The registration deadline for this package is October 4, 2015.

Smart Start STEM Institute Now Recruiting

The Moreno Valley College STEM Student Success Center is excited to announce their Third Annual Smart Start STEM Institute! The Smart Start STEM Institute consists of two learning communities, one in the summer and one in the fall. In summer students take a Math 35 prep session and a Guidance 45 – Introduction to College course. In the fall, students take Math 35-Intermediate Algebra and a Guidance 48 – College Success Strategies course. The ultimate goal of the program is to prepare students for college courses, like Math 35 – Intermediate Algebra in the fall.

2015_smrtstart100% of the students that took both the summer and fall Smart Start STEM institutes last year, passed math 35 with a C or better.

The Guidance 45 course will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from June 22-July 29 and 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. The math prep session is on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 am – 1pm. Days and times for the fall institute are TBA.

View the program flier by clicking on the image to the left or viewing the PDF.

Visit the Smart Start STEM Institute page to learn more about the program and how to apply.