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Relationships in Science Education (RISE)

About RISE

The Relationships in STEM Education (RiSE) Scholars Program is a student support program for Edmonds Community College students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).

Through personalized college-to-career support and community building, RiSE aims to increase the number and the diversity of students successfully earning degrees in STEM fields.

Resources and Benefits

RiSE Scholars will have access to

  • A faculty advisor/mentor in their intended STEM field
  • Field trip opportunities to universities and industries
  • Academic and transfer workshops
  • Career exploration events
  • Personalized college-to-career guidance
  • and a community of peers in STEM


Edmonds Community College student pursuing a 2-year Associate's degree and/or intending to transfer to a 4-year institution in a STEM related field. Part-time students and running start students are eligible to join! If you have questions about your eligibility, please email rise@edcc.edu

The following are general categories of what we consider STEM: 

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Computer information systems
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Science
  • Geology
  • Mathematics
  • Physics

Apply to be a RiSE Scholar

Students can apply to join the RiSE Scholars Program and receive direct support in STEM degree completion.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  After your application is processed you will receive a welcome email containing information about a short orientation and resources available to you. If you have any questions, or would prefer to apply in person, email rise@edcc.edu. 

Apply Now!

Support for STEM Students

STEM Study Room (Snohomish 126)

Fall 2019 Hours

Monday 12:30-5:30 p.m.

Tuesday/Thursday 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Wednesday 12:30-7 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Join us for Group Study, Tutoring, and Faculty Office Hours and Advising. For more information and to view the schedule visit the STEM main page.

RiSE Site for Students

Current and prospective RiSE students should visit the RiSE student site to learn about RiSE, sign up for upcoming events, apply to be a RiSE Scholar, and explore available resources for STEM students.