STEM Oriented Student Programs

STEM Oriented Programs & Student Organizations

San Jose State is committed to providing the widest set of opportunities in the fields of cyber security and big data as they relate to STEM.  SJSU hosts many events, programs and clubs on campus each term.  Here is the current listing:

Students working on their projects!

  • Hosting Technology Student Association (TSA) TEAMS competitions for Silicon Valley High School students:  The TEAMS program is an annual STEM competition that helps high school students discover their potential for engineering.  The theme for the 2013 TEAMS competition was Engineering a Secure Cyberspace. SJSU hosted 96 high school students for a day-long event where students competed for division, state and national awards and certificates through the TEAMS competition, while experiencing the SJSU environment.  The day’s events also included presentations and forums by SJSU Science and Engineering students aimed at engaging high school students in STEM fields.


  • YOUTH/GIRLS STEM NETWORK: Computer Science/Cyber Security programs: Initiated in Fall 2013, the Youth/Girls STEM Network: Computer Science/Cyber security (Y/GSN:Cyber) programs are collaborative efforts among SJSU’s Jay Pinson STEM Education program and youth-serving, community-based organizations.  The programs create all-female and co-ed learning environments where youth (4th through 8th grade) can increase their computer science/cybersecurity content knowledge and skills and develop strong relationships with mentors.  The programs also provide opportunities for SJSU students to gain experience in STEM-focused teaching and mentoring.  The programs provide 20 hours of computer science/cybersecurity-focused content integrated into afterschool programs and has served over 150 youth to date.  Populations served by the Y/GSN:Cyber programs are high need with where the majority of students qualify for free or reduced priced lunches, 78% of residents speak a language other than English at home and the average family income is 66% of the median income of the surrounding City.