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PSME Center: The Caring Help You Need to Succeed

When you need help completing a math, chemistry or physics assignment, find yourself confused about a concept or want to improve your study skills, visit the on-campus Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering (PSME) Center in Room 4215.

Offering you a supportive environment for study, the PSME Center is staffed by Foothill faculty as well as science and math graduate students from Stanford, San Jose State University and CSU East Bay. Open weekdays, the center also has numerous computers with the latest math, chemistry and physics software applications.

For more information about the PSME Center, call (650) 949-7042.


Learning Beyond the Classroom

Silicon Valley Astronomy Series

Foothill’s PSME Division also offers exciting opportunities for students and community members to learn outside of the classroom. Under the leadership of founder and Foothill Astronomy Instructor Andrew Fraknoi, Foothill College enjoys a national reputation for bringing science’s best and brightest to speak to audiences at the outstanding and free Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series.

For more Silicon Valley Astronomy Lecture Series information, access the Astronomy Department or call (650) 949-7888.

Please note: The Smithwick Theater is closed for renovations until January 2012. Our Atronomy Series will resume upon its reopening.


Physics Olympics

Each year, Foothill’s PSME Division invites Foothill College students and local high school students to test their knowledge of physics, challenge their creativity and have fun by competing for prizes in the annual Foothill College Physics Olympics.
Learn more about the Physics Olympics


Physics Show
Are you interested in seeing fun, vivid demonstrations of the laws of nature? Check out Foothill’s Physics Show.
Learn more about the Physics Show