The CSULB HSI STEM Team would like to send you and your loved ones our best wishes for continued wellness and safety during this unprecedented time. In the wake of this pandemic, we are rethinking and redesigning our programs, which will include virtual participation opportunities. Our website will continue to be updated as necessary. Be sure to check out our resources for Fall 2021.
 
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Summer Bridge to The Beach

After a disappointing cancellation of last summer’s events, we are excited to announce that we will offer a modified 2021 Summer Bridge to The Beach Program to students who have participated in the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 EXCEL Transfer Learning Community and are in good academic standing. The current campus social distancing requirements and the safety protocols established in the labs for this summer necessitates modifications for this year’s program. Eligibility for this year’s program has changed.

 

Program Dates:

June 9, 2020 – August 6, 2021

Application Deadline:

May 7, 2021 @ 12pm

 

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 Program details

2021 Summer Bridge to The Beach is a 9-week program for current CSULB STEM transfer students who participated in the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 EXCEL Transfer Learning Community (completion of NSCI 390) and are in good academic standing. In this program, you will attend a three-day online orientation that includes: research-focused trainings (such as lab safety and ethical conduct) and professional and research career development opportunities. You will be required to attend online weekly Brown Bag Meetings throughout the remaining 8 weeks of the program introducing you to various research currently conducted on campus and to research careers. At the conclusion of 8 weeks, you are invited to attend an online recognition event where you will present your research and experience.

Program goal

The goal of the program is to provide you with an understanding and appreciation for research, while encouraging your transition to other campus research opportunities.

Project objectives

  1. To increase your ability to apply content and skills learned in the classroom to research
  2. To increase your understanding of the research process and the notion that science is a creative process that advances further knowledge
  3. To increase your knowledge of ethical conduct in your field, and
  4. To increase your ability to interpret results in research and draw conclusions

View our current and past cohorts of Summer Bridge to The Beach students.
View highlights from our previous Summer Bridge to The Beach.

Benefits

  • In-person or virtual hands-on research with a faculty member in your college based on PI preference
  • Build a network and research community with faculty and other students
  • Professional and research career development workshops
  • $ 5,000 stipend (paid in three monthly installments)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current CSULB STEM transfer students who participated in the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 EXCEL Transfer Learning Community (completion of NSCI 390)
  • 2.8 GPA or above, Good Academic Standing
  • Declared major in the College of Engineering or the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics once at CSULB
  • Cannot be a participant in a concurrent funded research program
  • Hispanic/Latino or Pell Grant eligible
  • U.S. Permanent Resident or U.S. Citizen
  • Available during program dates

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Your Application Packet MUST include:
Completed 2021 HSI STEM Summer Bridge to The Beach Online Application

  1. Transfer Students beginning Fall 2020
    • Fall 2020 GPA
    • List Spring 2021 Courses and Instructor Names
  2. Transfer Students beginning Spring 2021
    • Fall 2020 GPA from Community College
    • List Spring 2021 Courses and Instructor Names
    • List institution attended in Fall 2020

    *HSI STEM Team will verify academic grades.

  3. Two references – must be the names and contact information for a STEM professor, lab instructor, or STEM program director/coordinator only (excluding HSI STEM Project Director and staff)
  4. 1 – 2 page Resume – must be submitted in PDF Format ONLY.

Note: Review your Application Packet CAREFULLY! You must honor ALL requirements and deadlines. Incomplete packets will not be considered for the program.

Testimonials

"Learned how to be a better programmer and researcher, algorithm design, optimal path planning, and the work-flow of a professional in the field."
2019-10-07T13:59:02+00:00
"Learned how to be a better programmer and researcher, algorithm design, optimal path planning, and the work-flow of a professional in the field."
"This program positively changed my life. It cemented my career choice and made me realize that I love science even more than I already did. I look forward to joining the beach in fall and becoming part of the community." 
2019-10-07T13:59:38+00:00
"This program positively changed my life. It cemented my career choice and made me realize that I love science even more than I already did. I look forward to joining the beach in fall and becoming part of the community." 
"My mentor exceeded my expectations.  [He] was really great at helping me throughout my research.  He let me work on my own and make the mistakes necessary to grow in the field of research. He was quite exceptional."
2019-10-07T14:00:12+00:00
"My mentor exceeded my expectations.  [He] was really great at helping me throughout my research.  He let me work on my own and make the mistakes necessary to grow in the field of research. He was quite exceptional."
"My mentor was very knowledgeable about his field. He offered great career advice, and he recommended graduate programs which have never crossed my mind. He was inspirational, and he encouraged me to pursue higher education."
2019-10-07T14:00:48+00:00
"My mentor was very knowledgeable about his field. He offered great career advice, and he recommended graduate programs which have never crossed my mind. He was inspirational, and he encouraged me to pursue higher education."
"I am more confident in my ability to become a scientist. I have learned more about what it takes to become a scientist."
2019-10-07T14:01:18+00:00
"I am more confident in my ability to become a scientist. I have learned more about what it takes to become a scientist."
"I have enjoyed being part of my lab. My mentor and peers have been approachable when I needed help with my project. It feels as if I am actually doing some ground breaking research.  The HSI-Stem peers and coordinators have been friendly which has made this a very fun experience."
2019-10-07T14:01:48+00:00
"I have enjoyed being part of my lab. My mentor and peers have been approachable when I needed help with my project. It feels as if I am actually doing some ground breaking research.  The HSI-Stem peers and coordinators have been friendly which has made this a very fun experience."