STEM Resources


    Academic Excellence Program (ACE)

  • ACE is an academic support program dedicated to increase the diversity of UCSC students earning bachelors' degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. A community of scholars who strive for and commit to academic excellence.


  • Baskin School of Engineering Inclusive Excellence Hub

  • The Baskin School of Engineering Inclusive Excellence Hub provides access and academic excellence to historically underrepresented students through high impact practices and initiatives, changing the climate, and supporting faculty to implement innovative ideas for inclusive pedagogy. We strive to provide technology and engineering workforce with a diverse cohort of employees because a diverse workplace creates a range of ideas, added value, and excellence. 


  • Cal Teach

  • Cal Teach embodies UC Santa Cruz’s commitment to improving K-12 science and math education. In California, only 35% of high school graduates are prepared for college-level science classes. Cal Teach addresses this problem by placing university science, math, and engineering majors in K-12 classrooms and helps many of these Cal Teach interns go on to become teachers. As a result, school children benefit from innovative and engaged teachers who are committed to meeting their educational needs.

  • Center to Advance Mentored, Inquiry-based Opportunities (CAMINO)

  • The Center to Advance Mentored, Inquiry-based Opportunities (CAMINO) is an inclusive community that aims to propel excellence by diverse undergraduates in ecology and conservation. They support UCSC students from the first day of class to graduation and beyond by linking them with resources that prepare them for careers or graduate school in ecology and conservation.

  • Learning Support Services (LSS)

  • Learning Support Services (LSS) provides academic support for all undergraduate sudents. LSS's goal is to enable students to maximize their academic potential. LSS does this by working closely with UCSC faculty on designing various academic support programs. These programs are peer-guided, fostering interactive learning and contibuting to undergraduate's scholarly experience at no additional cost. The various programs can be found in the LSS webpage.

  • Multicultural Engineering Program (MEP)

  • MEP provides a variety of academic and personal support to encourage the academic success of aspiring engineering students many of whom are first in their family to attend college, enroll in computer science or engineering programs, or from family backgrounds of limited financial resources and less educational opportunities.


  • Division of Physical and Biological Sciences Student Academic Support Programs

  • Find Student Support at the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences Student Academic Support Programs. Need academic advising? Want to work with the world’s coolest mentor or get tutoring help? What about finding like-minded peers? UC Santa Cruz Science offers student resources that support your educational goals in and out of the classroom.


  • Pre-Health Coaching

  • The Career Center offers the opportunity for Pre-Health Coaching. You can connect with a coach through drop-ins, appointments, e-Newsletter, workshops and events, and other resources. Topics covered include but not limited to preparing and applying for medical and other professional programs, personal statements, career advice, and extracurricular experiences. This can be a great segway into understanding pre-health requirements and what steps you can take to get to where you want.

  • Research Mentoring Internship (RMI)

  • Students who participate in the UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute Research Mentoring Internship (RMI) can expect to gain a realistic picture of academic research careers based on actual experience in these roles. The UC Santa Cruz Genomics Institute Research Mentoring Internship exposes undergraduate students to the nature and rigors of a research environment under the close supervision of faculty mentoring, thus enhancing preparation for and success in graduate school and beyond.

  • STEM Diversity

  • The STEM Diversity Programs is committed to promoting diversity in the sciences by providing direct services that support students, bolster their science identity through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) research training, professional development, and academic support. They support students from underrepresented and underserved backgrounds to achieve their educational and career goals by providing students with hands-on research experience and fostering a sense of inclusion, acceptance, community The STEM Diversity Programs has mentored over 1600 students over the past 35 years with over 180 Ph.D in the STEM field as of January 2020.

  • Undergraduate Research

  • Undergraduate Research (UR) is a beneficialy opportunity for those who are interested in conducting an inquiry or investigation that makes an original intellectual or creative contribution to the discipline. Undergraduate Research is done in each division and department at UCSC. Undergraduates benefit both academically and professioanly by providing opportunities for career exploaration, knowledge, creativty, amongst much more.