STEM at RRCC
Begin your path to transfer into a STEM field at RRCC
RRCC provides students with strong academic programs in STEM fields, and many opportunities to get hands-on experience both in and out of the classroom. Whether through a biology research experience, Engineering Club workshop, or real world project in the IDEA Lab, RRCC has many programs where you can develop friendships with students who share similar academic and career goals, find support for your learning, and gain confidence in STEM!
Got an idea? Come to the IDEA Lab!
The IDEA Lab is a design and makerspace that provides STEM students with hands-on experiences through tools, technology, and workshops. Want to learn how to build a drone, or program a Raspberry PI, or print in 3D? Come to the IDEA Lab in the library.
Intern with RISE this summer and work on projects that bring about innovative and sustainable change
RISE Summer Interns will work in teams to identify a problem, develop a project plan, and recruit an industry and/or community partner to advance an innovative solution. Past projects have included building an aquaponics for the RRCC greenhouse, developing a project-based engineering course, and working with a women's farm in Mali West Africa. RISE interns will participate in workshops, such as Design Thinking, video-making, and social media. RISE interns are responsible for driving their project and providing weekly progress updates. This experience helps you build employability skills in teamwork and collaboration, creative problem-solving, project management and persevering through chaos to arrive at a feasible product.
Engineering students - New mentoring programs!
Become part of a community of STEM students who share the goal of transferring into an engineering program by joining the Engineering Transfer Program on D2L (click here for directions on how to self-register). There you will find resources for transfer advising, guidance on internships, scholarships and networking opportunities, as well as general learning support.
Students who identify as either low-income and/or first-generation (LIFG) are encouraged to apply to STEM Scholars. The college has received a $500k grant from the National Science Foundation to provide mentoring, research experiences, and learning support to enhance success of LIFG community college students in STEM. STEM Scholars are eligible to apply for paid positions in the STEM Scholars Summer Research Experience.
Cyber Security Scholarship Program (CSSP)
Red Rocks Community College (RRCC) is implementing a Cyber Security Scholarship Program (CSSP) to enroll academically achieving, but financially needy incoming freshman and current students, as full-time Computer Information Systems (CIS) majors with an emphasis in Computer Security Specialist, Programming Specialist, Web Development or Networking Specialist.
STEM at RRCC includes:
- Associate of Science degree with areas of study in Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Physics, Mathematics, and Engineering Transfer
- Associate Degree programs in Computer Technology
- Associate Degree Program in Engineering Graphics Technology with an engineering design course (Introduction to Design and Engineering Applications (IDEA) ) that transfers to Colorado School of Mines’ EPICS program
- IDEA Lab – technical design challenge and collaboration space in the library
- RISE incubates and launches transformative innovations in STEM education. RISE provides mentoring, education, and trainings for faculty and students to build a community of STEM innovators.
- STEM Clubs – get involved!