Are you headed for a career in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math?
The STEM to Stern program is part of the RISE Learning Institute at Bellevue College. STEM to Stern is a 2-year-long cohort program that accelerates the growth of students in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The cohort is a supportive learning community and a powerful resource where you will learn skills and make connections that will help you succeed as a STEM student and STEM professional.
The classes help you build skills and connections that will enable you to succeed as a college-level STEM student and as a professional.
Specifically, this program will help you:
- Sustain enthusiasm for STEM fields by connecting to STEM professionals and STEM alumni.
- Develop “STEM Smarts” techniques, such as forming study groups that allow students to support one another and hone problem-solving skills that help you succeed in math and science courses.
- Acquire and practice professional skills needed to successfully compete for jobs, internships, and scholarships.
- Strategically plan your career paths after reflecting upon your interests and strengths and conducting hands-on research about STEM pathways and jobs.
- Explore and connect to STEM opportunities on campus, in the Puget Sound area, and across the country.
- 2-credit course during fall, winter, and spring terms
- Wednesdays, 2:30-4:20pm
- Meet mentors and build a professional network
- Examine STEM fields to see which match your interests, values, and skills
- Build a resume and learn interviewing skills
- Identify and apply for internships and research experiences
Second-Year (aka STEM Squared):
- 1-credit course during fall, winter, and spring terms
- Wednesdays, 2:30-3:20pm
- Participate in team projects and learn project management techniques
- Prepare for transfer to 4-year institution
- Apply for NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates across the nation!
Be curious! Our STEM students join different clubs at Bellevue College to organize events and work on projects. Bellevue College is a member of the Washington NASA Space Grant Consortium, you can get funds for rocket parts through the Rocketry & Aerospace Club, a group of students who build and launch high-powered rockets. Or become a Space Grant Scholar.