Deadline to Register: 
Monday, July 8, 2019 - 5:00pm

Deadline to Register: Monday, July 8, 2019 - 5:00pm

The Umoja Community will host a S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, And Math) Transfer Academy for our students. This event will expose future transfer students to discipline faculty, university student mentors, industry professionals, and others who will provide them with foundational skills in math, engineering, science, and other related fields.


Registration Instructions:

Colleges can send up to three students and one chaperone. If no chaperone is available, colleges/districts can coordinate with other colleges/districts in the region to attend the S.T.E.M. Transfer Academy. There can be up to 10 students per chaperone.

Please register each student and include their names and email addresses as well as any dietary or ADA accommodations that are needed. These students will then be included in the confirmation email. Please make arrangements with the faculty from your region and enter their information in the registration form.

Cost: Registration is free and includes lodging and meals, and travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Attire: Attendees are encouraged to dress comfortably. One day event will be to off site locations to observe S.T.E.M. industries in action. Students are encouraged to bring business type attire for this trip. 


Email general questions to



University of California, Los Angeles

405 Hilgard Ave

Los Angeles, CA 90095

Travel and Lodging


Travel Information: Coordinators are responsible for making travel arrangements for themselves and their students and will be reimbursed for the most reasonable method of travel. Please make travel arrangements well in advance as reimbursements will only apply to arrangements made three weeks in advance.

Southwest Airlines Group Travel: For schools traveling from farther, coordinators may consider using the Southwest Group travel option. This allows for groups to book travel in advance and make name/traver information changes up to 72 hours prior to travel date. Groups can also pay a deposit upon booking and the remaining balance at a later time. As this is only available for groups with a minimum of ten travelers, schools are encouraged to partner with other coordinators traveling from the same airport. More information can be found here.

Bus: For schools traveling in a bus, be aware that there is no bus parking on campus. There will be signage to designate a drop-off area at the beginning of the event.

Van/Car: Parking permits will be available to the driver of the vehicle. This permit will allow day and overnight parking. Please note that no parking permits will be issued to students driving their personal vehicles.


Lodging Arrangements: Students will reside in the De Neve Plaza student apartments on campus. Students will reside in double apartments and faculty chaperones will reside in single apartments.


Schedule Description: 

Day 1, Wednesday, July 17, 2019

10:00 am – 12:00 pm     Housing Registration

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Lunch

1:30 pm – 2:15 pm        Welcome, Ritual

2:15 pm – 4:00 pm        Workshop 1: Exploring STEM Majors
 Jewel Bourne, UCLA Admissions, Facilitator

Students will explore STEM majors and understand how to navigate the university system. 

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm        Break

4:15 pm – 5:30 pm        STEM Student Panel
Jahvry Bailous, Facilitator  

Students in the STEM fields will share their experiences including challenges and suggestions.

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm        Dinner

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm        Evening Activity – Science Competition


Day 2, Thursday, July 18, 2019

7:30 am – 8:30 am        Breakfast

8:30 am – 10:00 am      Workshop 2:  Navigation Student Life as a STEM Student
Teresa Aldredge, Umoja Counseling Faculty
Other Umoja Coordinator

Student will learn about how to create a road map from transfer to graduation including how to balance daily life, course load, and work.  

10:00 am – 12:00 pm    STEM Lab Tour
Students will tour the labs for biology, medical school, and engineering. 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Lunch

1:15 pm – 1:30 pm        Load Buses to Tour  

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm        Tour of Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator

Students will tour the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, visit with entrepreneurs, and watch demonstrations of industry tools. 

5:00 pm – 6:00 pm        Dinner


Day 3, Friday, July 19, 2019

7:30 am – 8:30 am        Breakfast

8:30 am – 10:00 am      Workshop 4, Professional Profile
Jonathan Henderson, Facilitator

Students will learn the importance of developing their professional profile early in their career and how to do it. 

10:00 am – 12:00 pm     Workshop 5, Industry Panel
Jahvry Bailous, Facilitator  

                                    Student will hear from a panel of experts currently working in STEM fields. 

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm      Lunch

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm        Closing Ritual and Conclusion
Facilitator, Garcel Zardes

Student’s will provide feedback about the three days including what they learned, if they made any decisions about their career direction, what they will take back, and information about other interaction.