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Program for Readiness and Exploration in STEM


The Program for Readiness and Exploration in STEM (PRE-STEM) is a learning community at Foothill College focused on increasing the persistence and retention of students, especially from underrepresented groups, in STEM fields. The program goals are for you to

  1. Explore STEM fields to get a better idea of what you want to major in.
  2. Explore careers in STEM fields that you might want to pursue.
  3. Be in a supportive learning environment, taking English and math classes together and participating in regular cohort sessions.
  4. Understand how STEM disciplines are connected to social issues and social impact.
  5. Successfully major in a STEM field and transfer to a four-year institution.

PRE-STEM is becoming MESA in fall 2023. Therefore, we are no longer accepting new students into PRE-STEM. Please check out MESA to see if you are interested in and eligible!

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