School of Mathematics and Science

  • CCBC enrolls over 35,000 credit students a year, 62 percent female, 43 percent minority, and 91 percent 20 or older.
  • All CCBC students are required to successfully complete at least one physical science general education course as part of the science general education requirement for earning an Associate’s degree

Grant highlights

  • Redesigned introductory Math, Biology, and Chemistry courses. Statewide results indicate a 20% increase in student pass rates.
  • Over the two year period, 99 students benefited from STEM scholarships, 37% of the awards were made to women.
  • Increased educators knowledge of research and effective practices to address issues concerning women and underrepresented student in STEM programs.

Sample of funded grants

New and Continuing Grant Awards 2013/2014

Grant title

Total

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Sub-grant with University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC): Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Four-Year Degree Completion $314,000
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) Secondary Education, Two-Year Post-secondary Education and Agriculture in the K-12 Classroom (SPECA) Challenge Grants Program: Strengthening CCBC's Horticulture Program $21,851
University System of Maryland (USM) and the Lumina Foundation Course Redesign Biology 110
$19,987
Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Developmental Math Course Redesign 083/135 Intermediate Algebra/Applied Algebra & Trigonometry
$35,000
Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) DMCR Developmental Math Course Redesign 083 Liberal Arts
$28,361
University System of Maryland (USM) and the Lumina Foundation Course Redesign Math 081
$20,000
University System of Maryland (USM) and the Lumina Foundation Course Redesign Chemistry 107/108
$20,000
National Science Foundation (NSF) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Program: Community STEM Scholars
$497,000
National Science Foundation (NSF) Sub-grant with Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) Northeast Biomanufacturing Center
$185,497
Total $1,141,696

New and Continuing Grant Awards 2014/2015

Grant title

Total

Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)  Developmental Math Faculty Professional Development (DMPD)
$2,260
National Science Foundation (NSF) Sub-grant with NAPE Educators Equity in STEM
$154,755
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Sub-grant with University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC): Creating a STEM Community
$302,500
Total $459,515