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About the Program

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


SCHEDULE FOR 2018-2019

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  • Interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Eligibility for Math 48A: PreCalculus I for Fall 2018


Academic & Social Support

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

Math Bridge to Calculus

  • STEM Core cohorts around the state pass classes at 20-30% higher
  • Embedded tutoring and math workshops
  • One instructor for all three quarters of pre-calculus

Internships and Field Trips

  • Compete for paid summer internships at Lockheed Martin, NASA Ames, Stanford Linear Accelerator and other  employers (many internships are exclusive to STEM Core participants)
  • Visit local engineering and computer science employers (Tesla, SAP)
  • Job shadowing opportunities at NASA Ames




Donna Miranda

Questions?Please Contact Me!

STEM Core Coordinator Donna Miranda




Main Campus and Sunnyvale Center Closed Monday, Nov. 19

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Campus Closed Monday, Nov. 19