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Relationships in STEM Education (RiSE)

The RiSE Peer Mentor Program offers peer mentorship to first-year students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), with a specific focus in biology/pre-nursing, computer science, and engineering. Mentors are knowledgeable guides who act as a role model and can connect you to the right people and resources on campus to help you succeed.

Benefits for RiSE students: 

  • learn about resources and opportunities and where to get the support you need
  • increased confidence and self-efficacy
  • knowledge of your program and career opportunities 
  • connect with another student and have someone to talk to  

Program Eligibility

You are eligible for RiSE if you are:

  • in your first year at Edmonds College
  • earning an associate degree and/or intending to transfer to a four-year institution in one of the following fields of study: biology, pre-medicine, pre-nursing, computer science, or engineering. If you are earning another type of STEM degree, feel free to apply as applications are reviewed on a case by case basis.
  • full-time, part-time, international, non-resident, and/or Running Start (ANY status!)


Our application is open any time that our mentors have capacity. If our application is closed, please contact the RiSE director at rise@edmonds.edu to get notified when the application reopens.

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Current RiSE Students

Visit the RiSE student site to learn about RiSE and explore available resources.

Additional Support for STEM Students

MESA Program

Underrepresented minorities and women seeking transfer degrees can get support through our Math, Engineering, Science, Achievement (MESA) program.

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STEM Study Room

Free tutoring in all STEM subjects from STEM student tutors, faculty office hours, Chromebooks, snacks, and more!

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