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Summer STEM Bridge Program

Important Announcement Regarding COVID-19:

Summer STEM Bridge will be offered online this summer, during the pre-announced dates, June 14-July 31. This change will eliminate any uncertainty regarding the status of the program for you and your families, as you plan your summer.

Your Summer STEM Bridge team stands ready to deliver the exceptional educational experience that you expect and deserve.  All the signature features of Summer STEM Bridge including the classes and co-op visits are a part of the online program.  Additionally, we hope that making the program free makes it more accessible. We enthusiastically look forward to engaging with you in preparing for your undergraduate education with Summer STEM Bridge this summer. 

Summer Bridge is a seven-week residential program that enhances academic preparedness for your freshman year! Scholars participate in a series of student success activities and programs.

Program Objectives

  • Assist students in developing critical thinking skills for selfassessment in identifying their strengths and needed areas of improvement as related to their academic and professional development.
  • Build a community of learners with the goal of academic excellence by preparing students for the expectations and requirements of the engineering curriculum.
  • Facilitate student acclimation to college life for a successful transition from high school to college.
  • Introduce students to prospective co-op employers through annual field trips to GE Aviation, Johnson & Johnson's Ethicon, Inc., Procter & Gamble, and the Kroger Co.
  • Provide students with professional development skills and a connection to E3 alumni through interaction with industry partners.


June 14-July 31 2020

Registration Process

Registration is open for the 2020 Summer Program. To reserve your spot in Summer STEM Bridge, contact Ashantia Collins

The biggest thing gained was the sense of collaboration they created between the cohorts of students. Most schools try their hardest to break each student with “weed out’ courses and rigorous workload, but the summer program emphasized that as Underrepresented Minority Students we need to quit competing with each other and utilize our biggest resource.

Quoran Knights


Primary Contact

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Ashantia Collins

Program Coordinator Summer Bridge Program and Special Events

610A Old Chem

Secondary Contact

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C.J. Witherspoon, M.Ed.

Assistant Director-Retention & Strategic Initiatives, Inclusive Excellence & Strategic Retention

610E Old Chem