Project PROMESAS Outreach

Project PROMESAS Outreach seeks to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income, first-time students enrolled in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)

For K-14 educators, administrators and partners:

Project PROMESAS provides the following outreach activities within the community:

Science Carnival is a FREE community event that engages students in kindergarten through 8th grades in over 100 hands-on science activities in a spooky, carnival setting.  The annual event is held either the weekend before or after Halloween.  Learn more about the Science Carnival. 

 STEM Pathways Workshops for parents of middle and high school students.  Workshop attendees will learn about pathways to a STEM career, the benefits of a STEM career, methods to search STEM career options and Project PROMESAS's recommendation to students to better prepare for a STEM pathway.  Requests for STEM Pathways Workshops should be submitted at least 2 months prior to the event for consideration. All requests for the 2017-2018 academic year have been filled.  Please return July 1st, 2018 to complete an application request form for the next academic year.  Thank you!

Contact: Sandra Birmingham, Associate Director for STEM Educational Outreach                            Email: or 805.437.3597

For CI students:

Apply here for a STEM Outreach Assistant position (positions currently filled)


The STEMpact program is for freshmen students at Channel Islands High School (CIHS) and Hueneme High School (HHS). The students in the program are STEM enthusiasts and are committed to pursuing a postsecondary education. PROMESAS is dedicated to supporting these students by providing Mentors, known as STEMpact Mentors. The STEMpact Mentors are CI undergraduate students with STEM majors. The STEMpact Mentors visit the high schools to provide mentorship and support, and to foster students’ enthusiasm to continue on a STEM college path. The STEMpact Mentors plan and facilitate activities such as: PSAT preparation, Science Carnival activities, First Robotics competition, Science fairs, and hands on STEM activities.

The STEMpact Mentors Are…

  • Peer mentors
  • Role models
  • “Big Sisters/Brothers” with boundaries
  • Learning facilitators
  • Student engagement coaches
  • Co-educators with faculty, specializing in topics such as time management, study strategies, accessing resources
  • Leaders


Katia Nava
College Readiness Coordinator