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Lakeland Showcases New STEMM Labs and Classrooms

Posted: August 29, 2016 | Updated: August 30, 2016

Lakeland Community College is inviting students and the community to visit the newly remodeled classrooms and laboratories in the college’s A-Building, on the main campus at 7700 Clocktower Dr., and learn more about the opportunities available in STEMM fields.

STEMM refers to science, technology, engineering, math and medicine.

The state-of-the-art classrooms and labs will be open Thursday, Sept. 1 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Faculty will be available to answer questions and share information about courses and programs offered by the Arts and Sciences Division.

“Scientific innovations and discoveries not only improve our way of life, but impact our country’s prosperity and competitiveness from a regional to a global scale,” said Steve Oluic, Ph.D., dean of Arts and Sciences Division. “There is a national priority placed on educating students to be part of that future,” said Oluic.

The event is supported in part by a grant from the CCStars! Ohio Space Consortium.

About CCStars! Ohio Space Grant Consortium (OSGC)

The OSGC was established in 1989 by the U.S. Congress. It is part of the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program known as “Space Grant” administered through the Office of Education at NASA Headquarters. There are 52 consortia, one in each state, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.

Lakeland received funding to promote Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) programs from the OSGC as a part of the Community College-STEM Training and Retention of Students (CC-STARS) program. The grant award totaled $28,300 and runs from Jan. 1, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2017.

About Lakeland’s Arts and Sciences Division

Lakeland Community College is accredited through the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and participates in the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP). Students who want to earn a Bachelor of Arts and/or Bachelor of Science degree often begin with an associate degree before transferring to a four-year college or university. The requirements for the A.A. and A.S. degrees also satisfy all requirements for what is known as the Ohio Transfer Module (OTM). The OTM consists of credit hours in introductory English, mathematics, arts/humanities, social science, and natural science courses. These courses are guaranteed to transfer to state colleges and universities in Ohio.

Lakeland’s Associate of Arts Concentration Areas are:

  • Art, music and modern languages
  • Business and economics
  • Education
  • English, journalism and communication
  • Geography
  • History, political science
  • Psychology, sociology and social work

Lakeland’s Associate of Science Concentration Areas are:

  • Biology (life science/environmental science)
  • Biology (pre-professional, for example: pre-med, pre-veterinary, pre-physician’s assistant, etc.)
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

For more information, contact Lisa Stanich at or call 440.525.7785.

By: Colleen Marble, Marketing Communications Spcls

Media Contact:
Kerry Jonke