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STEM Core

About the Program

STEM Core is a learning community for students interested engineering and computer science. You'll take a three-quarter math sequence with embedded tutoring and have the opportunity to apply for paid engineering and computer science internships. 

Requirements

  • Interest in STEM
  • Full-time student
  • Eligibility for MATH 105: Intermediate Algebra 

Benefits

Academic & Social Support

  • Guaranteed placement in STEM Core courses
  • Take classes with the same group of students 
  • Free textbook loans, calculators, and supplies 
  • Help writing resumes and scholarship essays

Math Bridge to Calculus

  • Advance from Intermediate Algebra to Calculus in three quarters
  • STEM Core cohorts around the state pass classes at 20-30% higher rates than non-STEM Core
  • Embedded tutoring and math workshops

Internships and Field Trips

  • Compete for paid summer internships at Nissan, Lockheed Martin, NASA Ames, Jabil and other employers (many internships are exclusive to STEM Core participants)
  • Visit local engineering and computer science employers
Donna Miranda

Questions?Please Contact Me!

STEM Core Coordinator Donna Miranda

650.949.7665

mirandadonna@foothill.edu

 

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