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Science and Math Enrichment Program (SMEP)


Krzysztof Slowinski
Associate Dean
(562) 985-8064

Program Overview

Each summer, first-time freshmen are accepted into the Science and Math Enrichment Program (SMEP) of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM). The program assists with the academic and social transition to university life by pairing each freshman with a peer mentor and providing activities with enriched learning experiences throughout their first year at The Beach.

Freshmen participate in pre-semester activities designed to help them adjust to college life. Students tour research labs, meet CSULB faculty, participate in community-building activities, work with upper-division CNSM students who serve as peer mentors, and attend workshops that prepare them for success at CSULB. During the academic year, students continue to be supported by SMEP peer mentors and professional staff. Freshmen also attend events to maintain connection with the program. The events may include an academic advising appointment with a staff advisor, attending the annual CNSM Student Research Symposium, a social event (e.g. CSULB Homecoming, Movie Night, Beach Bonfire, CSULB athletics or performing arts events, etc.), or a professional development workshop (e.g. Applying to Graduate School, Health Professions Workshop, etc.).

In order to participate in the Science and Math Enrichment Program, freshmen are required to:

  • Be a declared pre-major or intend to be a science or math major
  • ATTEND Science and Math Enrichment Week: Monday, August 15 through Thursday, August 18
  • ATTEND meetings and events during the academic year (calendar of activities will be provided at a later time)

Application Information:

  • The Application for the 2016-2017 academic year will be available starting June 13.

Science and Math Enrichment, 2013-2014

Science and Math Enrichment, 2013-2014.