The Title V-STEM Outreach, Access, and Retention (SOAR) Program is a federally funded grant program focused on helping students, from community colleges, high schools, and TAMUCC succeed in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics field of study. This is done with several outreach and retention services both in the community and on campus, as well as a partnership with the College of Science and Engineering. 

Mission Statement

SOAR aims to support Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi’s federal designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution by closing the educational gaps in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields with innovative services for students, faculty, and staff geared toward academic and professional success in the global community.

Vision

SOAR has a vision: Learners for Life. To earn our students loyalty, we must listen, anticipate their needs, and add significance to their successes. We strive to be known for our innovative services, transparency, resourcefulness, and overall dedication to our students.

Goals

  • To increase the number of students, especially Hispanic, who will succeed academically and professionally in obtaining degrees in STEM fields. 
  • To increase the strength of current articulations with community colleges to a STEM program at TAMUCC.
  • To increase the quality of classroom instruction through the use of state of the art technology and equipment, as well as professional development for STEM faculty and staff.

Programs Include:

Students

  • Peer Success Program  - retention program geared toward providing academic and social support
  • Supplemental Instruction – peer led study groups providing content mastery
  • Lending Libraries – equipment and textbooks lent out for various lengths of time
  • Career Development– Career exploration to align major and career while gaining professional knowledge and experience
  • Conference Funding – a set amount of funding to travel to conferences/workshops
  • Undergraduate Research Experience- research component giving students the ability to gain understanding and appreciation for research and encourage students to apply for graduate school
  • Some services available via online media for distance learners

Faculty/Staff

  • Conference Funding – a set amount of funding to travel to conferences/workshops
  • Lending Programs – ability to check out MobiView tablets and ipads
  • University Betterment Funding – ability to apply for renovation funding for a classroom or piece of equipment, up to $20,000

Fall/Spring Hours of Operation

Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Our Location

The SOAR STEM Program is located at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, Glasscock Student Success Center (GSSC) left entrance. Go to map