The Bridge to the Ph.D. Program in STEM is designed to increase the participation of individuals who have encountered barriers on their path to a graduate education in Ph.D. programs in STEM disciplines. The Bridge Program is an intensive research, academic, and mentoring experience for post-baccalaureates seeking to strengthen their graduate school applications and to prepare for the transition into Ph.D. programs. Recent bridge alumni have gone on to Ph.D. programs at Columbia University, but also to programs at the University of Chicago, University of Utah, University of Wisconsin, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and Princeton.

Virtual Information Sessions Announced!

Explore the Bridge to Ph.D. Program with us! Sign up for our Information Sessions on January 19, 2024, January 24, 2024, and February 2, 2024, all from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. Join these sessions to engage with the Director, ask questions, and discover more about the program. Don't miss this chance to explore your academic journey! Sign up now using the provided link.

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Ron Tso

In Memory of Rhondale (Ron) Tso 

We were sad to learn of the death of Ron Tso (Cohort 6), most recently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, in July 2023. We send our condolences to his family, colleagues, and friends. Donations to his funeral expenses can be made here: https://gofund.me/94362519.

Shane Colombo

In Memory of Shane Diego Ernesto Colombo 

After completing the Bridge Program to the Ph.D. Program in 2018, Shane Colombo (Cohort 9) was about to begin his Ph.D. studies in the Department of Psychology at Northwestern University when he was killed in Chicago. Shane will be remembered as being a passionate, kind, intelligent, patient, and loving person. He will be greatly missed by us all.