College of Science


Quality Unites Engineering and Science Teams (QUEST) is a 4-week commuter program for incoming freshman and transfer students, and who are enrolling in majors in engineering, math or science. Funded by the National Science Foundation, LSAMP QUEST offers students an opportunity to enhance their academic skills while assisting them in making the transition to Cal Poly Pomona.

Features include preparatory courses in mathematics, engineering, applied physics, or chemistry; as well as academic excellence workshops, college survival skills workshops and field trips to industry. Collaborative group work and the use of the graphing calculator are integral parts of the program. All teams participate in a research project and make presentations to the faculty and their families. At the conclusion of the program, students are invited to a recognition luncheon to acknowledge their accomplishments.

Who Can Apply?

First time freshman and transfer students who will enroll in Cal Poly Pomona beginning the Fall Term.


  • Passing score on the ELM (>50)
  • MDPT score sufficient for Math 105 and above
  • Admitted to Cal Poly Pomona in a STEM discipline for the following Fall quarter
  • Must have applied to either MEP - Maximizing Engineering Potential (Engineering majors) or SEES (Science majors)


QUEST personnel consist of Cal Poly Pomona mathematics, science or engineering faculty, MEP staff, and knowledgeable upper-division undergraduate science and engineering students who serve as facilitators. In addition, Quest staff conduct workshops to provide essential tips on navigating the campus. LSAMP QUEST also offers tours/field trips, academic advisement, college survival skills sessions, and academic excellence workshops. You will have the opportunity to attend LSAMP QUEST for a small fee. In addition, a graphing calculator (TI-84+) is provided free to all participants. At the conclusion of the program, a stipend will be awarded to those who satisfactorily complete the program and enroll in Cal Poly Pomona, as well as meet the NSF criteria. Participants must be a US citizen or permanent resident to be eligible for the stipend.

QUEST 2010

July 11-Parent and student opening session
July 12-QUEST classes begin
July 16,23,30-Company Tours/Field Trips (This year:TBD)
Aug. 6 -QUEST classes end
Aug. 7 -Presentations & Closing Ceremony

Deadline to Apply

Priority: May 28, 2011.
Final: June 18, 2011.

For more information, please call the MEP office at 909.869.2482 or email us to: