What is STEM Impacto?

The STEM Impacto Program supports Hispanic and low-income students in building their futures with a career path in Biotechnology, Computer Network Systems Engineering or Biology.

Moving Forward Together

All students who identify as Hispanic OR are eligible for the Pell Grant pursuing a degree, certificate or transfer in Biotechnology, Computer Network Systems Engineering (CNSE) or Biology at Moorpark are eligible to join. As a cohort member, you will receive an instant friend group, deep connections with lead faculty, a peer mentor, specialized counseling services, access to academic tutors, and opportunities for both research and work-based internships. Financial incentives are also available for those who meet minimum requirements. Our job is to help you succeed, whether that means landing the perfect job or getting into your dream school.

Why Join?

As a member of the STEM Impacto cohort, you will:

  • Find your people here at Moorpark
  • Create a customized safety net of faculty, staff and peers all dedicated to your success
  • Build a community of students within your major who can help you decide on future classes, share work experience and study for exams.
  • Have access to paid internships through the STEM Impacto grant. These internships look great on transfer applications and will make you competitive in the job market.
  • Gain skills on everything from time management to paying for college.
  • Be eligible for the semester-end financial incentive.

How Do I Join?

Applying is easy. If you are a Hispanic OR low-income student pursuing a degree or certificate in Biotechnology, CNSE or Biology at Moorpark (or planning to transfer in one of these disciplines), STEM Impacto is for you! Applications for the Spring 2022 semester are now open If you have any questions about whether Impacto is right for you, or when to apply, please contact Melissa Johnson at or 805.553.4764.


Blue Impacto logo features an icon of molecule over a computer chip