Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program
The SUNY Upstate Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program at Binghamton University,funded by the National Institutes of Health MORE (Minority Opportunities in Research) Division provides support to institutions to help students make transitions at a critical stage in their development as scientists. The program is aimed at helping students make the transition from 2-year junior or community colleges to full 4-year baccalaureate programs. The program targets students from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral research enterprise of the nation and/or populations disproportionately affected by health disparities (targeted groups).
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF PARTICIPATING IN THE BRIDGES TO THE BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM?
At the community college:
- Personal contact with a Bridges mentor
- Increased access to tutoring
At Binghamton University:
- Two-day hosted orientation at BU in spring.
- Paid ($2500) 5-week summer research experience at BU.
- Opportunity to attend the McNair Research Conference in Niagara Falls, July 19-21, all expenses paid. MORE INFO
- Guaranteed admission to BU provided at minimum 2.7 gpa is maintained both in science courses and overall at the community college.
- Customized, 1 credit course, "The Culture of Science" in first fall semester at BU
- Guaranteed access to support programs at BU including C-STEP, LSAMP, McNair Scholars, Charles Drew, Student Support Services, Center for Academic Excellence, and more.
Some Past Bridges Faculty Mentors:
- Dr. Christopher Bishop, Psychology
- Dr. Anne Clark, Biological Science
- Dr. Carol Miles, Biological Science
- Dr. Peter Gerhardstein, Psychology
- Dr. Eriks Rozners, Chemistry
- Dr. Omowunmi Sadik, Chemistry
- Dr. Lisa Savage, Psychology
- Dr. CJ Zhong, Chemistry