Science Learning Institute
Majoring in STEM?
Check out PRE-STEM, formerly TechCore, a learning community program for students pursuing STEM majors at Foothill College.
Accepting interest applications now! Deadline July 5, 2021.
Want to get more involved with SLI?
Check our our summer job listings AND
Consider joining the SLI Student Advisory Group!
Mission and Vision
The Science Learning Institute’s mission is to advance equity 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 and within the institution.
Research shows that women, people with disabilities, and people from historically marginalized communities are underrepresented in STEM courses, STEM majors, and STEM-related companies.
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.
SLI Internships — summer and academic year internships supported through scholarships.
TechCore Summer Institute — for graduating seniors and equivalency earners to participate in an intensive summer program to prepare for college enrollment and a computer science track.
PRE-STEM — a learning community for students interested in majoring in a STEM field (formerly TechCore).
SLI -hosted events - SLI plans and collaborates on events for the Foothill campus to elevate issues of diversity and equity in STEM:
- STEM Equity Seminars for Owl — join us for talks on equity, diversity, and inclusion issues in the STEM field, open to all interested students, faculty, and staff.
- Diversity in Tech - targeted at students, these are interactive presentations focused on issues of diversity and equity in tech.
STEM Scholarships — a listing of both Foothill sponsored and external scholarships available to STEM students
External Internships - tips and resources for external STEM internships available to community college STEM students.
STEM Outreach Events - workshops and sessions for students in STEM disciplines to learn and build community.
STEM Resources & Opportunities
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