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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 students have access to:

  • Individualized mentoring and advising from a STEM faculty member in the student's major area of study
  • Field trips to universities and industries
  • Academic, professional development, and transfer support workshops
  • Internship and career exploration events
  • College-to-career guidance
  • A community of peers in STEM


Any 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 is eligible for RiSE (including part-time, international, and Running Start). If you have questions about your eligibility, please e-mail 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

Become a member of RiSE!

Membership forms are accepted on a rolling basis.  After your information is processed, you will receive a welcome e-mail and invitation to a brief orientation with the RiSE Director.


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, and explore available resources for STEM students.