UCSB Engineering

Freshman Summer Opportunities

Get a Head Start on Your Freshman Year

  • If you are seeking a head-start on college, you can participate in FSSP, the Freshman Summer Start Program. FSSP is an exciting, innovative summer term opportunity designed for admitted UCSB freshmen to get a head start on their courses and make a successful academic and social transition to UCSB. See http://www.summer.ucsb.edu/fssp.html
  • The Summer Orientation Program will introduce you to the UCSB campus, important student services, and the academic expectations of the university level. Students who attend Orientation will receive extensive academic advising, meet with faculty, staff and continuing UCSB students, and register for their fall quarter classes with assistance from our staff, see: www.sa.ucsb.edu/orientation/
  • If you want to take a summer course closer to home before starting your freshman year, attend your local community college. Go to www.assist.org to see how California Community College courses will be credited at UCSB.

High School students eager to participate in scientific research prior to beginning college should consider pursuing a summer enrichment program. Here are some opportunities:

Summer Bridge Programs

  • SIMS Program - The SIMS program brings new UCSB freshmen interested in engineering and science to campus for the Summer Institute in Mathematics and Science, a 2-week science intensive residential program hosted by CNSI. See: http://www.epsem.ucsb.edu/summer_programs/sims.html
  • CAMP - California Alliance for Minority Participation - A 10-week summer Research Program providing intensive research experience for CAMP eligible students interested in a career in science, engineering, technology or mathematics. See http://www.mrl.ucsb.edu/mrl/outreach/educational/CAMP/
  • The Apprentice Researchers (AR) program gives high school students and science teachers an opportunity to do hands-on, minds-on scientific investigations in a dynamic research environment. See: http://education.cnsi.ucsb.edu/ar.html
  • The University of California offers COSMOS - a four-week residential research program for talented and motivated students interested in science, engineering and mathematics. See: www.ucop.edu/cosmos/

Numerous opportunities are also available at other prestigious universities across the nation. For more information, begin with an internet search using the phrase 'summer research for engineering students'.

Need more information?

Contact us at: admissions [at] engineering [dot] ucsb [dot] edu


Contact us at: admissions [at] engineering [dot] ucsb [dot] edu

Share or print this page Print PDF Stumble Upon Digg Delicious