Armen Toorian, an engineering professor at Glendale Community College, is one step closer to developing a hands-on curriculum for students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics, which are otherwise known as the STEM fields.
With Toorian’s help, Glendale College received a $335,687 grant for the 2017-18 school year from the California Community College CCC Maker project, which helps college’s establish maker programs where STEM students can prepare for their careers.
Based on performance, the college could receive $336,361 for 2018-19, according to Paul Feist, vice chancellor of communications for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.
Makerspaces are centers where students can collaborate with peers and faculty to work on projects using equipment such as 3-D printers, computer-aided-design software and laser cutters.
Earlier this year, 34…