The STEM Transfer Summer Bridge Program is an initiative of the Louis Stokes Mississippi Alliance for Minority Participation and is funded by the National Science Foundation. As a member of the Mississippi Alliance, MSU is one of nine state sponsored institutions of higher learning working to promote the LSMAMP model of broadening the participation of underrepresented minority students (URM) in STEM across Mississippi and reducing the rate of attrition among these students.
The program will host a summer bridge session aimed at providing programming for URM transfer students entering STEM disciplines at Mississippi State University. The program will provide incoming transfer STEM students the opportunity for a smooth transition into the university environment by building capacity for student interaction between students and faculty, increase socialization of science among participants, provide adequate support and work to foster an environment that is more inclusive of STEM URMs.
As a part of the STEM Transfer Summer Bridge Program, students will complete a one-week introduction to MSU as well as an intensive overview of common classes taken as a 3rd year STEM student. Participants will explore undergraduate research opportunities and engage in STEM professional development micro-workshops.
Housing and meal stipends will be provided to all participants to reside on the MSU campus for the program dates of June 29-July 6th. If you are interested in getting a jump start on the Fall semester, please complete the application provided!