STEM Success Summer Bridge Program

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Providing STEM students with a solid foundation.

Program Overview

This summer, UB will host its Virtual STEM Success Summer Bridge program, designed for students to gain a distinct advantage before the start of their first semester and throughout the first year.

  • Five-week Pre-Calculus course (tuition and fees are waived!)
  • Assigned Peer Mentor for the summer, fall, and spring semesters of your first year
  • Engineering Small Groups credit-bearing classes in fall and spring to support your success in critical first-year courses (calculus for engineering and computer science students, and chemistry for engineers)

Participation in this program is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Orientation at UB

New to UB helps prepare you for a successful start. Learn about the steps.

About UB's Summer Orientation

Participating in UB’s Summer Orientation is required for all students. Summer Bridge program students will participate in the July 6-7 on-campus Summer Orientation program, so that you can complete your orientation requirement before the start of the Summer Bridge program. (Please note that international students will complete an online orientation program.) Learn more about Summer Orientation.

Registering for the Program

Register for the Summer Bridge program on the Orientation Data Form. Review the orientation session options carefully, and choose the July 6-7 session that includes the Summer Bridge program. The Summer Bridge program runs July 10 through August 11. The program coordinator will contact you with next steps within a week of receiving your confirmation. During this conversation the coordinator will work with you to enroll you in your summer bridge experience course.

Component Details

Pre-Calculus Peer Mentoring Small Groups

Option 1: MTH 108LEC Algebra and Trigonometry (2 credit Hours)

For students with some previous Pre-Calculus or Calculus experience who score 70 or above on the Math Fundamentals section of the Math Readiness Assessment, but below 70 on the Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry and Geometry portions, and want to enter Calculus as soon as possible. This course covers inequalities and absolute values; coordinate geometry; second-degree equations; functions; radian and degree angles; trigonometric functions and identities; inverse trigonometric functions.

Dates: July 10- Aug. 11, 2023

Monday and Wednesday 9:00AM-11:00AM and Friday 10:00AM - 11:00AM
OR
Monday and Wednesday 9:30AM-11:30AM and Friday 9:30AM - 10:30AM
OR
Monday and Wednesday 10:00AM-12:00PM and Friday 11:00AM - 12:00PM
OR
Monday and Wednesday 12:30PM-2:30PM and Friday 1:30PM - 2:30PM
OR
Monday and Wednesday 2:00PM-4:00PM and Friday 2:00PM - 3:00PM
OR
Monday and Wednesday 3:00PM-5:00PM and Friday 3:00PM - 4:00PM

Instruction Mode: Virtual (Zoom) – laptop/computer camera is required

Required Materials: WebAssign (approximately $82.00)

Questions about the STEM Success summer bridge program, email: Troy Williams, Coordinator of Student Success and Peer Mentoring, troywill@buffalo.edu.