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For over thirty years, the Academic Excellence (ACE) program has been increasing the diversity of students earning their bachelors degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at UC Santa Cruz. ACE advances educational equity by engaging students in active learning, peer mentoring, skill-building, and community development. At ACE, students work together to commit to and strive for academic excellence.

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Academic Excellence Program (ACE): Collaborative active learning


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We bring STEM students together in active learning problem solving sessions that supplement several large math, science, and engineering courses. We help you master the content and skills from your course through interactive worksheets and activities that you and your classmates work on as a team.