The Kapi‘olani Community College (KCC) science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) Summer Bridge Program is an intensive 3-week program that brings together High School students, college student peer mentors, and college faculty to help students prepare for the rigors of college math and science. The program runs Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a two-hour math review and an hour of collaborative study.
Students are introduced to science software, STEM career fields in Hawai`i and abroad, and undergraduate research opportunities. Each afternoon, students work on a STEM project, such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) “Sea Perch” underwater robot. After completion of the KCC Summer Bridge Program, students may be eligible for a $1200 per semester STEM Research Internship or a $3000 per semester Peer Mentorship upon enrollment at KCC. Photos from the 2010 Summer Bridge Programs can be viewed using the links below:
- 2010 Junior Summer Bridge Program photos
- 2010 Senior Summer Bridge Program photos
- Water Park Photos – On the final day of the 2010 Summer Bridge Program, students from both the junior and senior Summer Bridge Programs traveled to the water park in Kapolei to test their Sea-Perch Underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (UROV).