STEM Nexus: Connecting Massachusetts' STEM Community

2-to-4 STEM Transfer Bridge Program

STEM Starter Academy student from Bristol Community College

STEM Starter Academy has been supporting community college STEM students earn degrees and certificates since 2014.  The Department of Higher Education wants to continue to support community college students in their education as they pursue bachelor’s degrees at one of our public 4-year institutions. 

Students transferring from one of the fifteen community colleges in Massachusetts and transferring to a state college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field are welcome to apply to a summer bridge program. 

Summer bridge programs will allow you the opportunity to get a jump start on your time at the university.  Students who participate in summer bridge will:

Students who are interested in participating in the STEM Transfer Bridge program should apply to the bridge program at the institution where they intend to enroll for the Fall 2019 semester.  If you have applied to more than one institution but do not know where you will be attending, you may apply to more than one.  However, you should only attend the program at the institution you will be attending in the fall. 

How to Apply

To apply, download and complete the application. Please follow these steps to successfully fill out and save your information before submitting your application.

  1. Once the application opens up a new tab in your browser, click on the download button (down arrow located at the top right of your screen). This will open up the “save as” box.
  2. Save the application onto your computer. This is critical If you do not save it, then the file will not save anything you type into the application before you close it.
  3. Close the browser.
  4. Open up the application file you just saved. This is also critical. If you are typing into the file that is still connected to the browser, it will not save properly.
  5. Complete and save your application.
  6. Email completed application to program contact.

Be sure to check out the deadline for your institution’s program since they do differ. Once it is completed, please e-mail it to the program contact listed for the program you are applying to this summer. If you have any questions, please contact Allison Little, Assistant Commissioner of P-16 Alignment and Outreach, at alittle@dhe.mass.edu or the contact for your specific program.


Program Details & Contacts

Bridgewater State University
Program Dates

July 8-10, August 7-9 on-line course

Application Deadline

May 17, 2019

Majors

Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science,
Enviornmental Science, Mathematics, Physics

Contact

Kristin Porter-Utley
Dean, Science & Mathematics
k1porterutley@bridgew.edu

 

More Information

2019 Flyer

 

Online Application

http://bit.ly/SSA2to4_2019

 

Fitchburg State University
Program Dates

May 28–June 28

Application Deadline

May 17, 2019

Majors

All STEM majors

Contact

Heather Thomas
Mass Transfer Coordinator
hbthomas@fitchburgstate.edu

 

Framingham State University
Program Dates

August 19–30
8:30am–4:30pm, M-F

Application Deadline

June 1, 2019

Majors

Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth
Science, Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics, Food & Nutrition, Food Science

Contact

Dr. Larry McKenna
Associate Professor of Earth & Environmental Sciences
lmckenna1@framingham.edu

More Information

2019 Flyer

 

MassMaritime
Program Dates

Mid August–End of August, 8am–3pm

Application Deadline

May 17, 2019

Majors

STEM-students will be taking chemistry class

Contact

Captain Michael Cuff
Acting Dean, Undergraduate Studies
mcuff@maritime.edu

 

Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Program Dates

July 21–26 on campus, and
July 29–August 23 online

Application Deadline

May 17, 2019

Majors

Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science,
Environmental Science, Mathematics, Physics

Contact

Emily Williams
Vice President of Academic Affairs
mcla-ssa@mcla.edu

 

Salem State University
Program Dates

July 8–August 16

Application Deadline

June 1, 2019

Majors

All STEM majors

Contact

Gail Gasparach
Dean, Arts & Sciences
CAS@salemstate.edu

 

UMass Amherst
Program Dates

July 8–August 16

Application Deadline

June 1, 2019

Majors

All STEM majors

Contact

Tracie Gibson
Director of Student Success & Diversity
tracieg@umass.edu

 

UMass Boston
Program Dates

July 15–August 22
Mondays & Wednesdays
10 am – 1 pm

Application Deadline

June 12, 2019

Majors

Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics

Contact

Marshall Milner
Executive Director, Science Training Programs
marshall.milner@umb.edu

 

More Information

2019 Flyer

 

UMass Dartmouth
Program Dates

July–August

Application Deadline

May 17, 2019

Majors

All STEM majors

Contact

Joyce Yokel
Administrative Asst., College of Engineering
JYokel@umassd.edu

 

UMass Lowell
Program Dates

July 8–August 15

Application Deadline

June 1, 2019

Majors

All STEM majors

Contact

Julie Nash
Vice Provost for Student Success
Stem_Academy@uml.edu

More Information

2019 Flyer

 

Westfield State University
Program Dates

3 full days on campus (one in June, one in July,
and one in August), plus one summer course

Application Deadline

May 17, 2019

Majors

Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science,
Environmental Science, Mathematics

Contact

Jennifer Hanselman
Dean, College of Mathematics & Sciences
jhanselman@westfield.ma.edu

 

Worcester State University
Program Dates

May 28–June 20 (tentative)

Application Deadline

May 17, 2019

Majors

Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science,
Earth Science, Environmental Science

Contact

Daron Barnard
Director, Aisiku STEM Center & Professor of Biology
dbarnard@worcester.edu

 

 

 

 

 

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