PSEC Building

About Us

Mission and Vision

Our Mission

The Science Learning Institute’s mission is to advance equity and diversity in STEM at Foothill College by supporting students from underrepresented groups in their academic and career pathways in STEM and through initiatives working with faculty, within the institution, and in partnership in the community.

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

Our Vision

SLI's vision includes the following outcomes:

  • The number of STEM students from underrepresented groups at Foothill College increases through the programming of SLI.
  • STEM students leave Foothill College prepared for college and the workforce with the skills and experiences they have gained.
  • Local companies and institutions look to Foothill College when recruiting students with a STEM background. 


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I'm Here to Help!

Sophia Kim, SLI Director


Bldg 4400, Office 4408