6,380 CSU students, faculty, and staff spent 133,841 hours involved in VISTA-supported programming including trainings and events supporting student opportunities in service learning, internships, and undergraduate research.
394 volunteers contributed 6483 hours of service supporting VISTA events and activities, such as providing tutoring, serving as peer mentors, and leading workshops.
526 CSU students, faculty, and staff spent 677 training hours attending one of the 60 trainings coordinated by the VISTAs.
4354 K-12 students spent 1252 hours in STEM enrichment programs and events organized by VISTA members.
And Now, Our VISTA Spotlight!
A special peak into the third quarter accomplishments of the 2016-17 CSU STEM VISTA members.
California State University, Bakersfield
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
VISTA member Casey McCullough provided 518 hours of training for 163 faculty members on the obstacles and challenges imposed on undocumented students through campus, state, and national policies and how faculty can support undocumented students in navigating systems at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Fresno State University
At Fresno State University, VISTA members Lillian Senn and Miranda Lopez developed training for six Instructional Student Assistants (ISA) who are mentoring 63 STEM students. These initial trainings set the foundation for the peer mentoring program and included topics such as student rights, professional writing, public speaking, effective peer mentoring, and team building.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
At Cal Poly Pomona, VISTA members Cheyanne Ramon and Tiffany Seik-Ismail are strengthening recruitment efforts for the Maximizing Engineering Potential (MEP) Program. Tiffany created a video to recruit incoming engineering students to join MEP. Cheyanne recruited industry partners to facilitate U-Hour workshops designed to support students in the College of Engineering and MEP through professional development, industry mentorship, and graduate school presentations.
California State University, Stanislaus
VISTA member Miriam Ureno recruited and trained 16 student volunteers to facilitate hands-on experiments on gravity and planetary orbits and provide campus tours to 300 K-12 students who participated in CSU Stanislaus’ Physics Day. The experience was rewarding for all involved.