The Cooke Bridges program brings science, engineering, and mathematics community college students to the UC Santa Barbara campus for a one week science intensive residential program hosted at CNSI for a hands-on experience in a dynamic research environment. The students chosen for the program work with graduate student researchers in UCSB science and engineering laboratories, gaining first-hand experience in how scientific research is conducted. They will also gain experience in preparing and presenting talks to disseminate their research findings and network with science, engineering, and mathematics researchers and industry professionals through social, academic, and professional development activities.

Program Activities & Career Exploration

  • Work in a team on an introductory research project in Nanotechnology, Bioengineering, Materials, Energy Efficiency, or Drug Design
  • Network with University scientists and Industry Professional
  • Tours of Industry and UCSB Major Instrumentation
  • Mentoring and advising by UCSB faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, staff, and Industry Professionals
  • Identifying strategies for transfer and academic success at the University

Skills Development

  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Technical Training
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Science Communication - design and delivery of an oral scientific presentation

Summer Program Details

  • Program dates are July 12 - 19, 2015
  • University housing is provided at the Santa Ynez Apartments
  • All meals provided in University dining halls
  • No cost for participating in the Cooke Bridges Program
  • Students are required to attend and actively participate in the entire program, weekends and evenings included

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