The STEM Center serves as a centralized location at Palo Alto College for STEM programming and academic support services. We integrate a variety of resources and instructional support to students interested in STEM to make informed decisions related to their academic journey.
Visit the STEM Center Canvas page to access additional services.
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Funded by the Department of Education Title III HSI STEM Grant, the peer mentor program provides academic and student support services. Mentors can assist in one-on-one or group tutoring (supplemental instruction) and can assist with directing students to the correct student support services based on their needs.
During remote teaching and learning, students can request the following from academic peer coaches through the STEM Center canvas course:
- Tutoring - Tutoring in math and science is available via the STEM Center canvas course or Brainfuse by logging in to ACES.
- Careers - Students can explore career options with the guidance of peer mentors, and get help to write a resume, fill out job applications, and prepare for interviews or presentations.
- Internships - Peer mentors can assist students in locating an internship or job shadowing opportunity.
- Scholarships - Students can get the help they need to apply for the Alamo Colleges Foundation Scholarship application or locating outside scholarships.
Palo Alto College offers a variety of scholarships for students pursuing a degree in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) fields. Students can apply for each of the following scholarships through the Alamo Colleges Foundation scholarship application.
External scholarships available exclusively to STEM majors:
In addition to providing dedicated resources to support students enrolled in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs, the STEM Center promotes the advancement of STEM education by hosting various events throughout the year.
Prominent events include:
Black History Month: STEM Panel
February 16, 2022
Engineering Week Speaker
February 23, 2022
Woman History Month: STEM Panel
March 23, 2022
March 24, 2022
The Women in STEM/Advanced Manufacturing and Technology (AMT) program was created to help support female students who are interested in going into AMT with financial, academic, and career support.
Experiential Learning Opportunities
Career Learning Opportunities
|Female students will also have a STEM Center Academic Peer Coach to help guide them through their academic journey.|
Possible Career Areas and Employment Positions:
|The STEM Advising Center assists students who are studying programs in the science, technology, engineering, and math areas.||Visit STEM Advising »|
|The STEM Center at Palo Alto College is funded in part by the SEEDS of Excellence in STEM Project (PR#P031C160167) from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title III, Part F Hispanic-Serving Institutions—Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (HSI STEM) and Articulation Program.|
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday – Thursday:
Friday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday and Thursday: