Undergraduate Research Conference
12th Annual TLSAMP Undergraduate Research Conference
"Gateways to Graduate Excellence in Science, Technology,
Engineering and Mathematics"
Summer Bridge Program
The four-week summer residential experience focuses on providing incoming college freshmen an opportunity to achieve a smooth transition from high school to college life. This holistic approach consists of two main components: academic activities and life skills seminars. Academic activities and life skills activities are performed Monday through Friday in a classroom and/or laboratory setting from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Study habits used to achieve high grade averages in high school frequently do not work as well in the college setting. This summer Bridge Program will help the incoming college freshmen in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) adapt to the academic, social, and emotional pressures experienced in the transition from high school to college.
The Bridge Program seeks to provide a unique educational experience for each student. In addition to classroom instruction, students will have the opportunity to hear outstanding speakers, participate in group activities and field trips. The participants can receive Bridge applications from the TLSAMP office at their home university or by downloading it here.
Students selected to attend the TLSAMP summer Bridge Program do so at no cost to their families. Support is provided by funding from the National Science Foundation and the participating universities. Boarding room, supplies, and a meal card are provided for each student. The students only need money for laundry and other personal expenses. Students and their families are responsible for transportation to and from the TLSAMP Bridge host institution.
Students will be selected to participate by the university they will be attending in the fall. Minority students (African American, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, Alaskan, and Native American) who have an interest and have been admitted to a partner institution in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math are the focus for this TLSAMP Bridge program. Participation is by invitation only and a maximum of 50 students (total) will be accepted from all six partner institutions. Specific dates and location information will be provided in early spring.
Applications will be available the week of March 18. Bridge camp dates are June 7-28, 2013 hosted by the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Additional information can be found at UT-TLSAMP Summer Bridge Program.
Each year, researchers at TLSAMP member institutions make available summe research training opportunities for STEM undergraduate majors enrolled at alliance institutions. <For additional information>