What is STEM Impacto?

The STEM Impacto program seeks to increase the number of Hispanic/Latino and Pell Grant eligible students in STEM. At Moorpark College, this means helping students graduate (or transfer) and find great careers in Biotechnology, Biology, or Computer Network Systems Engineering

Our job is to help you succeed, whether that means landing the perfect job or getting into your dream school. 


How Do I Join?

Applying is easy. If you are a Hispanic/Latino OR Pell grant eligible student (you do not need to be both) actively 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 Fall 2023 Now Open!


Qualify for STEM Impacto but not sure if Biology, Biotechnology or CNSE is right for you? Attend one of our free summer workshops.


Why Join STEM Impacto?

As part of STEM Impacto, you are eligible for a $350 financial incentive each semester and paid internships. You will also create deep connections with lead faculty, connect with a peer mentor and have access to both a specialized counselor and academic tutors. 

You will:

  • Find your people here at Moorpark.
  • Have a team of faculty, staff and peers all dedicated to your success.
  • Build a friend group to share successes and challenges.

If you have any questions about whether Impacto is right for you, please contact Laura Maldonado at or 805.553.4984.


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