Summer Bridge Program
The Summer Bridge Program is a six-week effort designed to facilitate the transition of Alabama minority students from high school to ALSAMP institutions where they have been accepted for the fall term. Students must be majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM). The summer residency program is held at The University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Program Components include:
Academic Enrichment – Students take six hours of regular college coursework.
Weekly Seminars – Students are introduced to ongoing scientific research in a variety of disciplines and to scientists and minority graduate students working in related areas of science. In addition, there are general interest seminars addressing such topics as Financial Aid Planning, Time Management, Ensuring College Success and Effective Communication.
Career and Academic Counseling - Students receive both group and one-on-one counseling. Information on career opportunities in the sciences, government and industry are presented to students in required mini-sessions.
Mentoring/Orientation - A well–designed college orientation program is provided with follow-up support, guidance and mentoring throughout the six week program. The concluding conference features a distinguished visiting guest speaker, student poster competitions in the areas of mathematics, English and essay writing. An award ceremony climaxes the Summer Bridge experience for the students and their leaders.