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STEM Success Center

Study Lab Rooms and Hours

The STEM Center is divided into four lab areas of study. You will find Foothill College instructors ready to help you understand the concepts you are studying. Be sure to strike up a conversation with your instructor! Many are here after full careers in industry, and have valuable experience to share.

STEM Center Room 4213



2018/11/26/Mon thru 2018/12/12/Wed

(STEM Center Main Lab Room 4213 and adjacent rooms)

(Tutors available at all hours STEM Center is open) 

Monday - Fri: 7:30am - 10:30pm 

Saturday: 10:00am. - 10:30pm

Sunday:  11:00am - 10:30pm

2018/11/13-14/Thu-Fri: 7:30am - 4:00pm, No tutors.

The STEM Center is an inviting and comfortable place for students to  get help with astronomy, mathematics, physics, chemistry, computer science, engineering and biology.

    • Want to grab lunch while you work?  We’ve got a microwave, and you are welcome to eat while you work with our instructors.
    • Need a quieter space?  We’ve got a place for that.  The whisper room and our small study rooms allow for quiet conversation without distraction.
    • Need some help with a vexing problem?  Our instructors are scheduled throughout the day to help you one-on-one, and we can also schedule time to help your study group on a weekly basis.


Need to reach us?  Call the STEM Center front desk at 650.949.7042 or email Eric Reed, STEM Center director, at

Foundations Lab Room 4201 (Math up to 48A, Chem 30A/30B)


Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Saturday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

The Foundations Lab provides help for students in the introductory Math courses, including Math 48ABC, MATH 180, MATH 105, MATH 10 and MATH 217/57, as well as Chem 30A, Chem 30B, and Chem 25.   English Tutoring is also available every Mon and Wed 5-8 p.m. 

You’ll find computers and software in this lab, as well as dedicated math instructors who are patient and happy to help you.  If you are enrolled in one of these courses, you can even check out a calculator for the quarter - free of charge!

Accounting and Economics Lab Room 4203


Monday - Thursday 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Experienced instructors are available to help you with concepts in any of your accounting or economics courses.

Computer Lab Room 4204


Monday-Thursday: 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

Friday: 9:30 a.m - 4 p.m.

Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Instructors are here to help you better understand general computer science concepts.

You can get help with programming and debugging, as well as support for your C++, Java and Python classes. Instructors will also help you find useful online resources.

Online Computer Science Tutoring


Sunday: Noon - Midnight

Monday - Thursday: 8pm - Midnight

Tutors can assist you when you encounter late-night or weekend obstacles with your computer science assignments. Learn how to access online computer science tutoring.

Biology Lab (Room 4206)

Biology tutors are available to help you master content from your human anatomy and physiology, microbiology, and other related biology courses.

This lab also features a human skeleton model, human muscle models, and a microscope to view various tissue slides.

Sunnyvale Center (Math & Computer Science)


Friday: 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.


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STEM Success Center


Building 4200, Room 4213