The Disabled Students Navigating STEM (DSNS) cohort program is part of the RISE Learning Institute at Bellevue College. DSNS is a cohort program that accelerates the growth of students in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. You will learn skills and make connections that will help you succeed as a STEM student and STEM professional. DSNS is a sibling program to Bellevue College’s STEM to Stern cohort program, and we often hold classes and events together.
The DSNS cohort program focuses on helping you identify, prepare for, and apply to experiential learning opportunities like internships and research experiences as a disabled student and ultimately professional in the field of STEM.
In the first year of DSNS, you will take a two-credit course with other disabled STEM students in the winter and spring terms. In addition to a focus on disabled identity development in STEM, you will meet mentors, including disabled mentors, from companies such as Boeing, Microsoft, Puget Sound Energy, Fred Hutch, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). This course (EXPRL 194) will be on Wednesdays at 2:30-4:20 pm for Winter Quarter 2022 in the S building (students can attend in person or via Zoom.)
In the second year of the program you will take a one-credit course each quarter during fall, winter, and spring terms. These courses will help you identify and apply for internship and research opportunities, participate in project teams, and prepare your applications to begin a bachelor’s program.
We share curriculum, events, and more with our sibling program, STEM to Stern. See the video below for a quick view of some of what you’ll experience in the Disabled Students Navigating STEM cohort!Apply to Join Now!
To get an idea about what you’ll be doing in DSNS, watch this video about our sibling program STEM to Stern: