Palomar College STEM Program

Science * Technology * Engineering * Math

STEM Academies

We are excited to offer the STEM Academies, which will provide the necessary resources for you to get a jump start on your STEM education. This innovative program will have you transfer ready in 2-3 years! Included is a paid research experience during summer and winter sessions (STEM Academies: Summer and Winter Institute), along with clearly laid out schedules for each semester for the duration of the STEM Academy.

The STEM Academies is a full academic year (fall, winter, spring, and summer semesters) commitment for the following 2-3 years, depending on which academy you participate in. During the Summer and Winter Institutes, you will be participating in hands-on research projects with other like-minded students in either Biology or Computer Science/Engineering. Upon successful completion of your first year’s Summer and Winter Institutes, you will receive a $1,000 stipend for research project for each institute, for a total of $2,000.

During the summer, you will participate in important math and chemistry review workshops, giving you a head start for your fall STEM classes. In the fall and spring semesters, you will be guaranteed a spot in specified STEM courses, along with academic support services such as tutoring and counseling to support your academic success.

If you are serious about your future success in STEM, we highly encourage you to apply to participate in the STEM Academies. Please review the STEM Academies Brochure for more information. If you have any questions, please contact the STEM Program at or call us at (760) 744-1150 extension 2265.


STEM Academies Extended Deadline Brochure

STEM Academies Extended Deadline Application

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*Priority review for acceptance of applications received by Friday, June 16th