2013 Science Symposium
Dr. Jay Sunga, assistant professor of science department, took the entire 3rd grade science curriculum, and in a year’s time, he and his students developed 18 stations where science concepts come to life and students learn the key words and concepts that appear on the test and in the Guam Department of Education’s core standards for their level. Students learned how to use microscopes, made goop out of glue and other chemicals, explored the concepts behind magnetism, and saw how an aquifer works. For 180 Tamuning Elementary School third graders, science came alive in the Guam Community College Multipurpose Auditorium Thursday, April 18, during the first annual GCC Science Symposium.
The Math Kangaroo Competition is an annual event, always on the third Thursday in March. The Math Department has been hosting this International Competition on Guam since 2009. The math department is making an effort to encourage all students from grade 1 to grade 12 on Guam to participate. Through this activity, students will be able
- to master their mathematical knowledge,
- to build confidence in their ability for comprehending mathematics,
- to help them understand how mathematics applies in nature's laws and human activities,
- to develop their ability to derive pleasure and satisfaction through intellectual life,
- to show that mathematical education is significant in every part of the world, and
- to enjoy the fun and excitement of solving mathematical problems.
The GCC Math and Science Department aims to advance student knowledge, understanding and use of math and science by offering courses that enhance skills in developmental, associate degree, diploma and certificate requirements, college transfer prerequisites and a variety of individual academic and personal goals. We strive to provide a high quality basic program in science and mathematics for students in academics and vocational technical training as well as in the community. We encourage our students to continue educational endeavors beyond GCC and believe that our courses provide the foundation needed for higher learning.
How can math and science courses help you in your career?
Mathematics and Science courses provide a foundation for those pursuing degrees in the areas of mathematics, statistics or science. These fields provide individuals with the opportunity to make a lasting contribution to society by helping to solve problems in diverse professions such as medicine, management, economics, government, education, physics, psychology, engineering, social science, etc.
The GCC Advantage
Our department acquires the latest technology and contains laboratories with dynamic instruction to help you navigate the world of math and science. Whether you are looking to pursue a degree in one of our areas, meet certificate or degree requirements of other programs, or just brush up on your knowledge, GCC’s math and science instructors will offer you quality learning experiences designed to meet your needs.
The Math and Science Department is always ready to assist you. All of our faculty are willing to sit down with you and discuss your academic plan and career path. Please give us a call or send us an email. We are here to help you have a great experience at GCC.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
All courses offered in our department have clear and sound student learning outcomes (SLOs). Every one of our faculty strives to assist you to achieve the SLOs of the courses that you choose. Please refer to the course catalog for the SLOs in each course.