Pathways to Sciences is a great resource to search out external funding and professional development programs for the summer and graduate school. The site aims to increase diversity in all STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.


The Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program provides research opportunities in the TANMS (Center for Translational Applications of Nanoscale Multiferroic Systems) Engineering Research Center for undergraduates from non-TANMS affiliated colleges and universities.  Students work collaboratively with faculty, postdoc scholars & graduate student mentors on cutting-edge multiferroic technology.


The objective of the CSU Math Bridge Summer Program is to contribute to the ability and motivation of high-potential Cal State students to apply to PhD programs in math. Based on UCLA’s campus, the five-week program includes short courses of guided reading and problem solving, and a course of preparation for the math subject GRE. This year, six students successfully completed the program and intend to take the GRE in the fall.


The HBCU: Evolutionary Medicine-Pathways to PhDs program is open to undergraduate juniors and seniors from HBCUs.  Participants will work on Evolutionary Medicine topics at UCLA.  Evolutionary Medicine is the study of how evolutionary and ecological principles affect medicine and medical applications, and how medical and clinical problems generate new research questions and ideas in evolution.  Evolutionary medicine is fast emerging as an important new field in the biomedical sciences.  Representing an interdisciplinary subject that combines ecology and evolutionary biology, anthropology, psychology, zoology, systems biology and microbiology with medicine, the field of evolutionary medicine has the potential to transform the way biomedical researches and doctors examine medical questions, conduct biomedical research, and treat patience.  Summer interns will work closely with a principal investigator (PI) from UCLA’s Ecology and Evolutionary Biology Department and a PI from the David Geffen School of Medicine.