Engineering, Physical & Biological Sciences

Genentech Foundation grants support UCSC STEM diversity programs

UCSC’s Academic Excellence (ACE) Program has for decades been helping students succeed in their classes and graduate with degrees in STEM fields. The $450,000 grant from the Genentech Foundation is enabling the program to expand its services and provide the resources students need to succeed in the remote learning environment, with the aim of disrupting the widening equity gaps in STEM retention caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.