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Science Learning Institute

Diversifying STEM

Mission and Vision

The Science Learning Institute (SLI) is committed to diversifying STEM fields, including science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Research shows that women, people with disabilities, and people from historically marginalized communities are underrepresented in STEM courses, STEM majors, and STEM-related companies. 

SLI aims to increase diversity and support retention and persistence in STEM disciplines and in the career pipeline. 

Our Programs

SLI Internships — summer and academic year internships supported through scholarships.

TechCore Summer Institute —  for graduating seniors and equivalency earners to participate in an intensive summer program to prepare for college enrollment and a computer science track.  

TechCore Program — a two-year cohort program to support students in completing an Associate Degree to transfer in Computer Science.  

STEM Resources

STEM Scholarships — a listing of both Foothill sponsored and external scholarships available to STEM students

External Internships - tips and resources for external STEM internships available to community college STEM students.

Our Team

Meet  SLI Director Sophia Kim  and our advisory board members.


STEM Resources & Opportunities

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Sophia Kim, Director Science Learning Institute