BridgeUP STEM provides opportunities for girls, women, and gender non-conforming individuals of all backgrounds to learn the skills of computer science and research methodology within a research university setting. Such opportunities also provide mentorship and research experiences with computing faculty mentors and undergraduate student researchers at postsecondary institutions.

BridgeUP STEM opportunities range from a one to two-year commitment. Learn more about the specific opportunities below.

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BridgeUP STEM Scholars

This one-year program is for those in 9th-12th grade with minimal or limited access to coding/computing courses and resources. The program consists of non-credit computer science course instruction, a research internship, a research faculty and undergraduate student researcher mentorship, and a support community.

Helen Fellows

The Helen Fellows program through BridgeUP STEM provides women and gender non-conforming undergraduates a two-year paid fellowship in computational research and educational outreach.

The two-year fellowship commitment consists of a research opportunity with a faculty mentor, instruction and leadership of BridgeUP STEM Scholars on a group project related to the Fellow’s research, and engagement with a community of peers.

Interested in participating as a Scholar or Fellow, but want more information? Please complete the interest form, or contact the BridgeUP STEM Team at
Funding for the BridgeUP STEM program is provided by a generous grant from the Helen Gurley Brown Foundation to the National Center for Women & Information Technology.
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