RCC B2B Summer Research

Program Overview

The Bridges to Baccalaureate Program (B2B) is a partnership between the University of California, Riverside (UCR) and Riverside City College (RCC) designed to provide RCC students in underrepresented minority groups with a pathway to research-oriented careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) at UCR.

The B2B program is funded through a grant by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences and the National Institutes of Health.



The UCR-RCC Bridges to the Baccalaureate summer research is open to active members of the RCC-B2B program, a joint collaboration between UC Riverside and Riverside City College. Weekly meetings are hosted during the Spring Semester on the RCC Campus.

Applicants should have a GPA of 3.0 or above (official transcript). You will need two letters of reference from faculty members. Applicants will then be interviewed by RCC & UCR B2B faculty.

For B2B fellowships, students should demonstrate one or more of the following characteristics:

  • Experience of situations or conditions which were an impediment to advancing to graduate study, such as the absence of a family member who attended college; matriculation at a school with poor financial or curricular support; having a physical or learning disability; or having worked long hours while attending school;
  • Academic research interests focusing on cultural, societal or educational problems as they affect educationally disadvantaged segments of society;
  • Evidence of an intention to use the doctoral degree toward serving educationally underrepresented segments of society.


Quick Resources

RCC Faculty Director:
Scott Herrick
UCR Faculty Director:
Victor Rodgers

B2B Website
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