National Science Foundation Technical Assistance Grant

LA Harbor College is the recent recipient of a three-year highly competitive Kickstarter Technical Assistance grant funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Kickstarter supports LAHC STEM planning, research concept develpment, grant proposal and submission for NSF funding opportuntities.

About the National Science Foundation


The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.

LAHC STEM Pathway Plan & Concept Development

STEM Planning Graphic

LAHC STEM Pathway Goals

  1. Demonstrate value of Supplemental Instruction (SI) on student persistence and success in math and science classes

  2. Demonstrate the impact on students of work-based learning experiences – internships, externships, clinics – and on increasing and improving industry engagement with the college

  3. Establish informal student communities such as STEM Center, study groups, project based activities, etc., that strengthen social engagement and acclimation to the college, career development student persistence an success in STEM programs

  4. Strengthen student recruitment pipeline through comprehensive outreach strategies

LAHC Kickstarter Documents

LAHC Kickstarter Presentation: PRESENTATION - LAHC KickStarter_011917_PDF.pdf
LAHC Kicstarter Bragg Sheet: NSF Kickstarter Bragg Sheet Submitted.pdf