STEM LEAPs Grant Projects at RCC
RCC participates in three of the STEM initiatives that are led by the Leadership
These initiatives are:
Bridges to the Baccalaureate (Bridges)
The Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program is funded by the National Institutes of Health. Its goal is to advance the careers of underrepresented minority students who are interested in careers in biomedical research. In this program, community college students are paired with mentors in a four year college or institution. The students are encouraged to complete an Associates degree program in a STEM field at the community college, then transfer to a baccalaureate degree program in the sciences at a four-year educational institution. Roxbury Community College partners with the University of Massachusetts Boston in this endeavor.
Students in the Bridges program receive summer internship assignments where they are trained in laboratory techniques and obtain valuable experience. These interns work on research projects alongside experts in biomedical research. Selected Bridges participants also attend the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students (ABRCMS). See here for past RCC student posters at this event.
In addition to Summer internships, students benefit from participation in Facilitated Study Groups (FSG’s) where they are tutored in STEM courses.
For more information about this program, please contact:
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