Cerritos College was part of the California Space Grant Consortium Microcomputer & Robotics internship that ended in 2016. "This is a fabulous opportunity for students. Many of the students that have participated in the previous grant program have gone on to pursue related fields," said Janet Mclarty-Schroeder, chair of physics and astronomy. "Students in this new program will be able to connect with researchers that can help them move forward in their fields of interest."
"I am very excited Cerritos has received the grant," said Connie Boardman, instructional dean of science, engineering and mathematics. "This grant will allow us to provide hands on experience for students in planning and carrying out research, and programming using the Arduino machines."
California Space Grant Consortium implements NASA's National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program in California that provides aerospace-related activities and opportunities to pre-college to university students.
About Cerritos College: Cerritos College serves as a comprehensive community college for southeastern Los Angeles County. Communities within the college's district include Artesia, Bellflower, Cerritos, Downey, Hawaiian Gardens, La Mirada, Norwalk, and portions of Bell Gardens, Lakewood, Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and South Gate. Cerritos College offers degrees and certificates in more than 180 areas of study in nine divisions. Annually, more than 1,200 students successfully complete their course of studies, and enrollment currently averages 23,000 students. Visit Cerritos College online at http://www.cerritos.edu/.
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