Fall 2023 HSI STEM Events (events appear newest to oldest)

Come learn about scholarships for current and transfer students. Presented by representatives from the Ventura College Foundation. Co-hosted by Project S:AIL in STEM and MESA. 

Money for College Flyer

Money for College

Tuesday, November 27, 2023

11:30 AM SCI 223

Presented by the Ventura College Foundation

Join us to receive support for your scholarship application. Get information about the eligibility requirements, application process, and application tips from an AHSIE council member. 

The Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institution Educators will be awarding several scholarships for students, which will include the registration to attend the 16th Annual 2024 AHSIE Best Practices Conference scheduled March 17-20, 2024 at the Hyatt Regency, Monterey, California.The award package includes a cash scholarship, conference registration, travel & hotel expense, and recipients will be honored at the AHSIE Conference.
More details and online application at www.ahsie.org/scholarships

Deadline: MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2023, 5:00 P.M. PST

AHSIE  Seed to Tree Scholarship Workshop

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

10:00- 11:15 AM SCI 223

Presented by Adrienne Arguijo, Grant Director
HSI STEM & AHSIE Councilmember

We are excited to have Melanie from UCSB Smithsonian Scholars come throughout the month of October to host Internship workshops and drop-in sessions. 

  • 10/16/2023 -10:00am-2:00pm
  • 10/17/2023 -9:00am- 11:00am
  • 10/30/2023 - 10:00am-2:00pm

Event Flyer

Interest Form

About the program: 

A collaboration between the UCSB Office of Education Partnerships and the Smithsonian Institution to engage 1stgeneration, low-income, and underrepresented minority STEM students in biodiversity, conservation, and data science research.

  • ¡ERES! Summer Program-data science skills in R and hands-on field research training.
  • Professional development workshops and research seminars during the academic year.
  • Internship and fellowship opportunities.

UCSB- Smithsonian Scholars Program Workshops.

Multiple Dates

STEM Harbor (SCI 223)

Advance registration requested for this event. This is an event for Ventura College and Ventura College East Campus students.

Semillas de Crecimiento: Student HSI Leadership, Advocacy, and Activism

Keynote: Monique Limón, M.A., Senator, California 19th District 

Sponsored by: Project S:AIL in STEM and ASVC 

Students are invited to be at the center of Ventura College’s Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) identity, centering a holistic, collaborative, and strategic approach to our campus wide effort to become an intentional HSI. This inaugural event will develop and empower students to feel a sense of ownership in curating our campus’ HSI identity and initiatives and will increase their knowledge of HSI servingness. As central members of the VC community, participants will contribute to the development of VC’s capacity to better serve its students, particularly those from Latine/a/o and historically marginalized backgrounds.

Inaugural HSI Student Summit

Friday, Sept 22, 2023 

8:30 AM-12:00 PM

Applied Science Center

View our National HSI Week Calendar of Events 2023

HACU announces National Hispanic-Serving Institutions Week to be observed Sept. 11-17, 2023. The observance takes place during National Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated Sept. 15 - Oct. 15.

HACU-member HSIs are encouraged to observe the week with campus activities to heighten awareness of the important role HSIs play in improving access to education and advancing equity for traditionally underserved students.
Celebrate National HSIs Week and Tag @HACUNews on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram and use hashtag #HSIsWeek.

National HSIs Week 

Monday, Sept 11-Friday, Sept 15, 2023

HACU Flyer

Advance registration is requested for this event. This is an event for Ventura College and Ventura College East Campus employees.

Our Journey of Metamorphosis: Emergent HSI Leadership Through Pride, Corazón, & Joy

Keynote: Moving from Serving to Transforming

Wil Del Pilar, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, The Education Trust 


Light Breakfast: 8:30-9:00 AM

Welcome: 9:00-9:10 AM

Keynote: 9:10-10:10 AM

Session 1-HSI developments: 10:10-10:40 AM

Break: 10:40-10:45 AM

Session 2-Metamorphosis: Butterfly Life Cycle and Transformation: 10:45-11:45 AM

  • Kammy Algiers, Biology Faculty, Ventura College
  • Paloma Vargas, Ph.D., Dean Mathematics, Science, Health Education, Kinesiology and Athletics and Biologist, Oxnard College 

Break: 11:45-11:50 AM

Session 3-Best practices, strategies, and action planning: 11:50 AM-12:30 PM

2nd Annual HSI Summit for Faculty & Staff

Friday, Sept 8, 2023 

8:30 AM-12:30 PM

Applied Science Center 

Join us as we come together with our partners from VC, MC and CSUCI. 


We are welcoming faculty, staff, and students from OC, VC, MC, and CSUCI. Feel free to join us and meet great leaders from across the district and our local university. 

Welcome and Mixer Flyer 

OC+VC+MC+CSUCI Welcome and Mixer

August, 30th, 2023

4:00 - 6:00 PM

Oxnard College STEM Center

Considering a major in STEM Field?

Join us to learn about services that support your as a STEM major or in a STEM class.

Registration Link

STEM Welcome Day Flyer

STEM Welcome Day -VC Main Campus

Co-hosted with MESA

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Time: 11am - 1pm

Ventura College Main Campus

Considering a major in STEM Field?

Join us to learn about services that support your as a STEM major or in a STEM class.

Registration Link

STEM Welcome Day Flyer

STEM Welcome Day -VC East Campus

Co-hosted with MESA

Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Time: 11am - 1pm

Ventura College East Campus

Fall 2023 The California Central Coast Community College Collaborative (C6) Alliance Events

Academic Success Strategies for STEM Students

Presented By  Angelica Eulloqui, STEM Counselor, Allan Hancock College

Come learn strategies designed to help you, as a STEM student, excel in your coursework and achieve success to successfully earn a competitive GPA for university admissions.

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Wednesday, October 4,

5PM – 6PM on Zoom

Maintaining Balance and Avoiding Academic Burnout as a STEM Student

Presented By Angelica Eulloqui, STEM Counselor, Allan Hancock College 

how up and explore how to engage in effective practices that assist you in finding balance and endurance as you navigate your way through the demands of a STEM major.

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Wednesday, October 25, 5PM – 6PM on Zoom 

Finding and Applying for STEM Scholarships 

Angelica Eulloqui, STEM Counselor, Allan Hancock College

Do you want money to help with the cost of your education? Join us and find out how to locate and complete the application process for STEM scholarships.  It will be time well spent that pays off in the end.

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Wednesday, November 15, 5PM – 6PM on Zoom 

Strategies for Obtaining a STEM Internship

Angelica Eulloqui, STEM Counselor, Allan Hancock College
Interested in developing your professional skillsets, establishing a strong STEM network, and strengthening your resume to compete effectively for internship opportunities?  Attend this workshop and learn strategies for exploring and obtaining summer internships

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Wednesday, December 6, 5PM – 6PM on Zoom