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Important Update:

The university has started its phased reopening. Most campus buildings will remain closed to the public until July 1. Many services remain available virtually or by appointment only. To learn more about current operating procedures for campus offices and services, view the university's reopening plan.
For more information about the university's continuing response to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit our COVID-19 website.

Summer Bridge@UCO

A Program for Incoming Freshmen in Mathematics and Science


ATTENTION - FOR THE SAFETY OF STUDENTS AND FACULTY, THE 2020 SUMMER BRIDGE PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELED.

The Summer Bridge@UCO program’s emphasis is on supporting undergraduate research and education. The program, held during July, is offered for incoming freshmen students majoring in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM).

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High school seniors who have been admitted to UCO as freshmen for fall 2020 as a STEM major are eligible to apply for Summer Bridge@UCO. Students who are selected to participate will get a head-start on their college education by working with faculty mentors from the UCO College of Mathematics and Science on research projects. The program is a three-week session scheduled for July 6 through 24 (Monday through Friday each week). On-campus housing and meal cards are available at no cost to participants during the session. Students who complete the Summer Bridge program will each receive stipends.

Summer Bridge@UCO applicants must be admitted to UCO as a fall 2020 freshman with a STEM major, and plan to enroll in and attend classes at UCO. Only the following UCO STEM majors qualify—biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering and physics (including biomedical engineering) or mathematics & statistics. Forensic Science majors who have a second major in one of the qualifying STEM disciplines will be considered for the program. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, April 10.

For more information on Summer Bridge@UCO, please contact the Office of Sponsored Programs in the College of Mathematics and Science, cmsosp@uco.edu, or 405 974-5150.