Bridge to the Geosciences was a three-year project funded by the National Science Foundation.
Awarded in December 2015, Bridge to the Geosciences was designed to give Citrus College students an opportunity to explore the possibilities the geosciences hold for all STEM majors.
Each Bridge to the Geosciences cohort participated in distinct experiences or "geomodules" organized around different subfields of the geosciences including the planetary, atmospheric, ocean and environmental sciences.
Participants had the opportunity to learn about and engage in research activities with scientists at:
- Oak Crest Institute of Science (Monrovia, CA)
- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (Pasadena, CA)
- Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations (Catalina Island, CA)
- University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (Boulder, CO)
Through these experiences, participants developed an understanding of critical local, national and global geoscience issues and how higher education, business and government work together to address these issues. The geomodules and on-campus workshops provided opportunities for participants to further develop scientific literacy and expand their ability to effectively communicate science ideas to a variety of audiences. Bridge participants were offered opportunities to network with professionals and receive career advice and mentoring.
All travel expenses were fully covered by the grant and participants were eligible to receive a year-end stipend.
Bridge to the Geosciences was designed for all STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors at Citrus College to explore career possibilities, be part of a collaborative project with peers, travel, and earn a stipend.
Bridge to the Geoscience Cohort 3 students when they visited Oak Crest Institute of Science on Friday, April 20, 2018
Bridge to the Geosciences at Citrus College was funded by the National Science Foundation (PR# EAR-1541265).