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Student Research Opportunities

The table below lists student support programs and opportunities.

There are other activities on campus which do outreach/support for K-12 STEM (like Young Scientists Camp, Science Learning Center, Mobile Science Museum and more). This table only includes activities which support CSULB students.

Visit the program websites for eligibility requirements, application deadlines and additional information.

Program Description Student Level
Program Description Student Level

BISC

 

This program trains advanced bachelors, post-baccalaureate, and masters students in the theory and techniques of stem cell research for the development of therapies. Ten interns will be selected annually to complete the paid second year of a two-year stem cell track of Biotechnology Certificate Program at CSULB. These interns will each receive a $30,000 stipend plus up to $7,000 tuition to perform full-time research on one of more than thirty laboratories at Cedars-Sinai, City of Hope, or UCI.

Junior

Senior

Transfer

Graduate

BUILD

Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity
CSULB BUILD Program offers intensive research training opportunities for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a research career in health-related research. Health-related research uses innovative methods to examine the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases to improve health and wellbeing. It is conducted across a number of different disciplines (e.g., engineering and the behavioral, biological, clinical, physical, public health and social sciences) and can include basic, applied, and translational approaches to studying several health issues facing our communities and our nation. Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Graduate
Transfer
PSMS

Physical Science & Math Scholarship Program
Program is to improve the retention and graduation rates and to prepare students to enter STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) workforce or graduate study. Our goal is to develop a cohort that will be a part of the college-wide learning community and be a student leader in the respective department. Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Transfer

Must have two or more years left in degree
MARC

Maximizing Access to Research Careers
Training program offers an extraordinary opportunity for students seeking careers in biomedical research. It aims to increase the number of disadvantaged students populations (including: ethnic minority, students with disabilities and low-income students) who can successfully gain acceptance into graduate programs leading to the Ph.D. degree in a biomedical science (biology, chemistry, psychology, epidemiology and other social and behavioral sciences). Sophomore
Junior
Transfer

Must have two or more years left in degree
RISE

Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement
Its goal is to increase the interest, skills, and competitiveness of students in pursuit of biomedical research careers. Sophomore
Senior
Graduate
Transfer

Must have two or more years left in degree
HSI STEM

Hispanic Serving Institutions
The Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program at CSULB helps first generation educated Latino students successfully pursue degrees and careers in STEM fields. Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Graduate
Transfer
H2OLA

Hispanic Health Opportunity Learning Alliance
Program aims to ameliorate the lack of highlyqualified first-generation-educated Latino graduates prepared to engage in graduate degrees in health disparities research in both biomedical and health science-related disciplines. Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Graduate
Transfer
LSAMP

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation
CSU-LSAMP is sponsored both by the National Science Foundation (HRD-1302873) and the California State University, providing a statewide program for the enhancement of math and science skills for students have faced or face social, educational or economic barriers, majoring in science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM). LSAMP at CSU Long Beach includes academic year research fellows, summer research fellows, and a summer calculus workshop for students preparing to take Calculus in the fall. Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Graduate
Transfer
Psychology Honors Program Highly motivated Psychology undergraduate students who wish to obtain intensive and rigorous training in psychological research may to apply to the Psychology Honors Program (PHP). Students will complete an Honors Thesis, and participate in a series of four Psychology Honors courses over three consecutive semesters as well as other required advanced Psychology courses. Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Transfer
TRIO TRIO is Educational Opportunity for Low-Income and Disabled Americans.
  • Upward Bound (UB) - College Prep
  • Talent Search (TS) - College Prep
  • Student Support Services (SSSP) - College
  • College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)- College
Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Transfer
UROP

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program
A 1-2 year program that offers first and second-year students the chance to participate in the research and creative process with faculty. Freshman
Sophomore
CHAAT

Center for Human Factors in Advanced Aeronautics Technologies
Performs ongoing research to measure human performance in complex systems such as the Next Generation Airspace Transportation System (NextGen). We also participate in the training of the future workforce in aeronautics and other NASA-related disciplines, through the training of students in human factors Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Transfer
Engineering Honors Program Offers an opportunity for academically successful and motivated students interested in completing their program of study in four years. In addition to honors-level courses, students will be engaged in the application of engineering through a year-long research project, culminating in a thesis. The purpose of this program is to prime students for success as practicing professionals in engineering industry as well as strengthen their potential success in graduate studies. Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Transfer
Bridges to the Baccalaureate 9 week summer science research experience for community college students from LBCC and Cerritos. Transfer

Must have completed 24+ units
EB

Engineering Bridge
Program is offered to incoming freshmen as a Learning Community Cluster. This type of structure enhances the opportunity for students to build community among students, among student and faculty, and among faculty involved with these students. The goal of the program is to improve students' academic performance and increase their ability to graduate in four years. It is an academic year-long program commencing with the Summer Bridge Program in late August. Students who are accepted into EB will participate in a 5-day Summer Bridge residential program and continue through the academic year as a single cohort thru Fall and Spring. Freshman
PhysTEC

Physics Teacher Education Coalition
Supports physics majors & minors considering a teaching career. Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior
Graduate
Transfer
HOGAR

Hispanic Opportunities for Graduate Access and Retention
Increase the number of Hispanics and underserved students obtaining graduate degrees Graduate
Graduate Studies Resource Center (GSRC) The GSRC is dedicated to enhancing post-baccalaureate opportunities, program completion, and student success at CSU Long Beach by providing academic and professional support services for current and prospective post-baccalaureate students.

Undergraduate
Graduate
Non-CSULB students