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DECA Students Take Awards

On Saturday, November 3rd, South Mountain Community College Collegiate DECA sent 6 members to the Fall Leadership Conference at Grand Canyon University. At the conference, the students attended business related workshops and participated in case study competitions against 7 other colleges and universities. At the conference South Mountain Community College Collegiate DECA students brought home awards. The SMCC Collegiate DECA students will compete again at the Arizona Career Development...

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ASU’s Massive “Walk on Mars” Map to be Displayed as Part of Hermanas Conference at South Mountain Community College

Since 2001, Arizona State University’s THEMIS camera has been taking infrared images of Mars, collecting more than 200,000 pictures over 17 years. The Mars Space Flight Facility has taken the best images, cropped and stitched and blended them together, and printed out a global map of the red planet at full resolution. It’s the size of a basketball court. But that’s the point of ASU’s “Walk on Mars” map:...

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The Future is Written in Code!

Maricopa Community College students now have the opportunity to learn to code thanks to a new partnership announced with Galvanize Inc. The Denver-based data science and software engineering school and the Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) have launched a new program allowing students to earn academic college credit at South Mountain Community College for completing the Galvanize Web Development Immersive (WDI) program. Through this partnership, students who complete...

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South Mountain Community College “Excelling” in Serving Hispanic STEM Students

  Demand for student success in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields has never been higher, and South Mountain Community College has made serving students pursuing careers in STEM fields a top priority. Those efforts have not gone unnoticed. Dr. Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, Director of the Office of Community College Research and Leadership (OCCRL), has identified SMCC as “excelling” in its support for Hispanic STEM students, and to learn...

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Imposter Syndrome: SMCC Professor to Speak About Overcoming that Little Voice that Tells You You’re a Fraud

“This is crazy,” you think. “I shouldn’t be here. They’re going to find me out, and I’m going to get fired.” Or thrown out of the building. Or laughed off the stage. If these types of thoughts have ever crossed your mind, you’re not alone. It’s called Imposter Syndrome, and South Mountain Community College geoscience professor Dr. Sian Proctor believes that it’s a nearly universal phenomenon that we all have experienced...