STEM Education and Careers

Resources for STEM Students

STEM Open Study Space

The Edmonds Community College STEM Division is dedicated to helping our students succeed! We offer several on-campus support programs specifically for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math students, including RiSE (Relationships in Science Education) and MESA (Mathematics, Engineering, Science, Achievement).

Whether you need academic help, career advice, or want to get involved in our campus community, Edmonds CC faculty, staff and students are ready to connect with you. 


Relationships in Science Education

RiSE is a free Edmonds CC program that supports STEM students by connecting members to a faculty mentor, funding field trips to local universities, industry, and cultural centers, providing academic tutoring in the STEM Study Room (SNH 126), and offering community-building events such as a quarterly STEM kick-off, STEM Café conversations, and advising panels. Visit the RiSE Page to find out more and to join.


Math, Engineering, Science, Achievement

MESA supports underrepresented student achievements in STEM fields. Benefits of membership include being a part of the safe and supportive MESA community, connections with students in other MESA programs across the state, use of the private MESA study room, and MESA-sponsored career panels and events that highlight the importance of creating a diverse and empowered STEM community. Visit the MESA Page to find out more and to join.

STEM Open Study Room

Snohomish 126

The STEM Open Study Room is open each afternoon whiles classes are in session. It is free to use for all STEM students and features group study space with whiteboard tables and wall-mounted screens, faculty office hours and advising, math, physics, and chemistry tutoring, STEM advising/course planning, and free snacks! For a detailed schedule of what times specific services are available, visit the STEM Main Page. and scroll down to the calendar.


The Math Division offers free preparation for the math placement test. To learn more or to sign up for a series of on-ground classes visit the Math Placement Page.

STEM Student Support and Retention Specialist

If you're unsure where to start, would like to get connected to services, or have general questions about STEM, student support, campus programs, or other resources visit the STEM Student Support and Retention Specialist in Alderwood 233 or email We look forward to working with you!