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STEM and Health Sciences

Academic Unit
Nawal Benmouna
Nawal Benmouna, Interim Vice President for STEM and Health Sciences

Our unit offers degrees and certificates in physics, chemistry and biochemistry, computer science, cybersecurity, engineering, cloud computing, network and wireless technologies, mathematics, data science, environmental science and policy, biological science, bioinformatics, and biotechnology. We also offer Health Sciences, Health, and Physical Education, including nursing, sonography, fire science and emergency services, surgical technology, health information management, mental health, physical therapist assistant, polysomnography, radiology, and physical education.

STEM programs lead to some of the most interesting, in-demand, and well-paying jobs and careers in the country and in the world. Students who complete STEM programs enter the workforce upon completion or transfer to four-year colleges or universities to complete the last two years of their undergraduate degree.

Montgomery College has transfer agreements with many four-year schools to ensure that the coursework you have completed counts toward your bachelor's degree and prepares you to continue your studies.

Not all STEM jobs require a four-year degree, however. With Montgomery College's certificate programs, such as those in biotechnology and cybersecurity, you can obtain certification to pursue in-demand jobs in Montgomery County and the surrounding area.

Program Areas

Opportunities, Partnerships and Special Programs

Opportunities Available to Students
Transfer Opportunities
  • Community Colleges Collaborating in STEM (C3STEM)new window:  This program, in partnership with Mount St. Mary's University, provides scholarships and support to STEM majors who transfer from either Montgomery College or Frederick Community College to complete their bachelor's degree.
  • STEM Transfer Student Success Initiativenew window: This program supports STEM students in making a successful transition to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. 

Partnerships and Special Programs 
  • Bio-Tracnew window: This partnership offers graduate/post graduate level hands-on laboratory training workshops for research scientists
  • BIOTrainnew window: This partnership, led by Montgomery College, brings together biotechnology companies, government entities, and nonprofits to shape a technical workforce that is ready for today and tomorrow.
  • Spectrum Lecture Seriesnew window: A science-oriented lecture series aimed at a non-scientific audience.
  • K-12 STEMnew window: Many young students begin to develop interest in STEM before they start college. There are many activities and programs that are available to young students with an interest in STEM.

 Who We Are

Academic Unit Leadership Team and Office Staff
Interim Vice President

Office Staff


Deans and Department Chairs
  • Mathematics, Statistics, and Data Science, Dr. Milton Nash, Collegewide Dean
    • Luc Desir, Chair, Germantown Mathematics Department
    • Ingrid V. Brown-Scott, Chair, Rockville Mathematics Department
    • Kim Fouche, Chair, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Mathematics Department
  • Science, Engineering, and Technology, Dr. Muhammad Kehnemouyi, Dean
    • Alla Webb, Chair, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Computer Science, Cybersecurity, and Networking Department, Germantown and Takoma Park/Silver Spring 
    • Helio Zwi, Acting Chair, Rockville Engineering, Physical and Computer Science Department
  • Chemical and Biological Sciences, Dr. Jim Sniezek, Collegewide Dean
    • Jennifer Capparella, Chair, Germantown Biology, Biotechnology, and Chemistry Department
    • K. Rebecca Thomas, Chair, Rockville Biology Department
    • Laura Anna, Chair, Rockville Chemistry Department
    • Valerie Lantz, Chair, Takoma Park/Silver Spring Biology/Chemistry Department
  • Health Sciences, Health, and Physical Education, Dr. Monique Davis, Dean
    • Monique Davis, Director of Nursing
    • Timothy Fuss, Chair, Health Sciences
    • Brenda Knopp, Chair, Nursing (T)
    • Beth Ridings, Chair, Health Enhancement, Exercise Science, and Physical Education (Collegewide)