The Physical Sciences &
Engineering Center (PSEC) — Building for the Future
On June 6, 2006, voters in the Foothill-De Anza District's service area approved, by a 65.69 percent margin, a $490.8 million bond (Measure C).
Chancellor Linda Thor states that, "Measure C now enables Foothill College
. . . to renovate . . . classrooms, laboratories and offices with a modern infrastructure that will provide updated electrical, heating and ventilation systems, convenient access for people with disabilities, and 21st
century technology critical for delivering quality instruction and services to our students."
The Physical Sciences & Enginering
Center (PSEC) opened in January 2013.
The Foothill College Science Learning Institute (SLI)
PSEC is the home of the Foothill College Science Learning Institute (SLI)
, which will create an environment of collaboration and innovation, allowing dedicated faculty to teach, inspire and transform how STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math) are taught and learned. In addition to increasing the transfer rates of students studying STEM subjects, the SLI will develop a STEM work force prepared for jobs opening in biotechnology, nanotechnology and renewable energy systems. Download the FC_SLI.pdf.
For more information on how to support the Foothill College Science Learning Institute, please call the Foothill-De AnzaFoundation at (650) 949-6232
or visit our website at