Bridges to the Baccalaureate

Important Dates

Mandatory Two-Day Orientation:
Friday, April 19 - Saturday April 20, 2024
The 2024 Summer Research Program:
Tuesday, May 28 - Friday, July 19, 2024
Application Deadline:
Friday, March 29, 2024 or until all positions are filled

Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program

Bridges provides tutoring and financial support for a eight-week, paid summer science research experience to help underrepresented students transition from a 2-year community college to a 4-year institution.

Partner Schools

  • Monroe Community College
  • Onondaga Community College
  • Westchester Community College

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Science and Diversity: Bridges brings community college students into Biomedical Research.

Sharlita Hayden spent part of her summer researching the role of biofilms in eczema — virtually.

The coronavirus pandemic didn’t keep the recent Monroe Community College graduate from participating in the Bridges to the Baccalaureate program, which offers talented community college students from underrepresented groups the opportunity to conduct research with Binghamton University faculty in biology, chemistry and psychology.

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Photo of Bridges scholar Alison Lara working in Dr. Huiyuan Guo's lab in Chemistry
Alison Lara working in Dr. Huiyuan Guo's lab in Chemistry Image Credit: Jonathan Cohen.