About Us

The Disabled Students Navigating STEM (DSNS) cohort is part of a larger initiative of both Bellevue College and Microsoft Corporation to bridge the achievement gap for student populations who are often left behind due to inaccessible educational, interviewing, and work environments. This includes, and is not limited to, students with disabilities.

The DSNS cohort, along with other accessibility initiatives, was started with a grant from Microsoft Corporation as part of their Accessibility University Initiative. Working together with other universities and Microsoft, our goal is to support Microsoft’s efforts to “create best-in-class Universal Design Learning (UDL) environments in STEM education” while making a difference for our students right here, right now.

DSNS is part of Bellevue College’s Navigators Programs, which includes Neurodiversity Navigators, an award-winning cohort program serving neurodivergent students at Bellevue College. Navigators Programs are part of the RISE Learning Institute, along with the Center for Career Connections, and the STEM to Stern cohort program.

Come join us, and be part of the accessible and diverse future at Bellevue College and your STEM career!

This program is serving current students only, and is not able to enroll new students.

Last Updated January 1, 2023