Welcome to TRIO STEM3

Our vision is for all TRIO STEM3 students to graduate within 6 years with the skills they need to navigate academic, career, and life challenges successfully.

We support your learning with these free academic and personal services:

  • Course advisement
  • One-on-One tutoring
  • Graduate school exploration and application
  • Help filing the FAFSA
  • Help finding scholarships and other aid
  • Budgeting and financial literacy

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Office hours

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and by appointment


TRIO STEM3 is located on the FLC campus in the modular buildings north of the Student Life Center

Trio location

First to go to college is an honor!

We serve 120 eligible students who have one of the following declared majors:

  • Anthropology
  • Athletic Training Education (major discontinued at FLC, but students currently in this major are still supported by TRIO STEM3)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biochemistry Secondary Education
  • Biology
  • Biology Secondary Education
  • Chemistry
  • Chemistry Secondary Education
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Information Systems (Katz School of Business)
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Conservation and Management
  • Environmental Science
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Exercise and Health Promotion
  • Exercise Science (major discontinued at FLC, but students currently in this major are still supported by STEM3)
  • Exercise Science K-12 Education
  • Geology
  • Health Sciences
  • Math
  • Mathematics Secondary Education
  • Nutrition Science
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Sport Administration
Willem Martin, Geology student, '22

"I will graduate with a B.S. in Geology with a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems. After graduation, I will be moving to Albuquerque to work with the New Mexico Wilderness Alliance as a GIS Analyst Intern with the opportunity to make it a permanent position. I am grateful to have found a position with an organization whose mission and values strongly align with mine. College is a rewarding yet challenging experience. I would like to thank my STEM3 TRIO community for supporting me on my journey through college. The ability to register for classes early and get advised in a timely manner helped me graduate on time. I would like to give a special thank you to Cacia and Tim, they have been the most friendly and supportive advisors I have had here at Fort Lewis. "

Alexis Mitchell, Psychology, '22

"The help from y’all at TRIO STEM3 has positively transformed my performance and experience at FLC. I can’t thank you enough!"

Our Mission

We positively impact the FLC TRIO STEM3 retention, graduation, and graduate school transferability rates of first-generation students, students from low-income backgrounds, and students with disabilities.