Bridges to the Baccalaureate

Important Dates

Mandatory Virtual Orientation:
TBD
The 2022 Summer Research Program:
May 31 - July 22, 2022
Application Deadline:
Friday, March 25, 2022 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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Image: Rebecca Agosto Matos of Onondaga Community College and a scholar of the Bridges to the Baccalaureate program works with graduate student Chetan Joshi at the Smart Energy Building.
Rebecca Agosto Matos of Onondaga Community College and a scholar of the Bridges to the Baccalaureate program works with graduate student Chetan Joshi at the Smart Energy Building. Image Credit: Jonathan Cohen.