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Science Learning Institute

Diversifying STEM

Welcome, STEM Students!

SLI is a resource for STEM students at Foothill College. Here are some shortcuts to important resources for you:

  • PRE-STEM - a learning community for STEM students at Foothill.
  • SLI STEM internships - school year and summer internships for Foothill students. 
  • Get Involved with SLI - jobs, volunteer opportunities with SLI.
  • Email list - weekly emails sent about internships, scholarships, events, and other opporutnities for STEM students. 

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. 

Our Programs

SLI Internships — summer and academic year internships supported through scholarships.
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 Resources

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.

Our Team

Meet  SLI Director Sophia Kim  and our advisory board members.

 

STEM Resources & Opportunities

Sign up to receive emails about internships, scholarships, conferences, and other opportunities for students in STEM.

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Questions?
Please email me!

Sophia Kim, Director Science Learning Institute

kimsophia@fhda.edu


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