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.
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.
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.