Bakersfield College

CV Pathways

CV PATH - Central Valley Pathways into Academic, Teaching and Higher Education

Summer Research Experience

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CV PATH – Central Valley Pathways into Academic, Teaching and Higher Education

Program Description

The CV PATH Student Summer Research Experience is a collaborative research opportunity for undergraduate students attending CSU Bakersfield, Bakersfield College and UC Merced starting Summer 2022. The CV PATH Summer Research Experience allows students from all three campuses to participate in a 4-week summer research project. Students from Bakersfield College and CSUB will have the opportunity to participate in academic research at CSUB or UC Merced and collaborate with other students, be mentored by distinguished faculty, and learn first-hand about research. The CV PATH Summer Research Experience will offer research projects in the STEM and Social Sciences disciplines.

Program Dates:

Monday, July 11th – Thursday, August 4th, 2022

Application Period:

Friday, February 11th – Friday, March 18th, 2022

Program Requirements for Bakersfield College students:

  • Bakersfield College students pursuing a transfer path in one of the STEM or Social Science disciplines: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology, Computer Science and/or Physics.
  • Completed at least 12 units at Bakersfield College.
  • Completed or currently taking transfer level English and Math
  • Be in good academic standing with the college, 3.0 GPA or higher is preferred.

Program Requirements for CSUB students:

  • CSUB students pursuing an Undergraduate degree in one of the STEM or Social Science disciplines: Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Engineering, Geological Sciences, Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology, Biochemistry, Computer Science and/or Physics.
  • Be in good academic standing with the university, 3.0 GPA preferred but not required
  • Completed at least 12 units at CSUB

Application Requirements:

  • Completion of online application
  • Response to one essay question: Please discuss why you are interested in CV PATH Summer Program. Explain how the CV PATH Summer Program relates to your academic interest and career plan.
  • Unofficial transcripts from all attended colleges
  • One letter of recommendation (From a past teacher, instructor, professor or faculty member)
  • Resume or CV

If you have any questions about the application or program please email stem_pathway@bakersfieldcollege.edu