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Project RAISE & Other Opportunities



What is it?

Project RAISE, a regional alliance in STEM education, is a Department of Education Title III HSI-STEM grant awarded to CSUF beginning October 1, 2016. Project RAISE integrates a variety of services and project components to increase the number of Hispanic and low-income STEM students and increase persistence, retention, and graduation rates among participants.

Students can engage in:

  • Undergraduate Research Program (URE), an 8-week summer research experience guided by CSUF faculty
  • RAISE Transfer Program (RTP), a peer advising and academic support program for students who transfer to CSUF
  • Summer Internship Program (SIP), a summer internship program for RTP participants, in collaboration with the Orange County Business Council

Community college and campus partners:

  • Participate in advisory board meetings three times a year to discuss grant objectives and activities
  • Attend the annual STEM articulation conference to clarify transferring procedures
  • Collaborate with Project RAISE staff to host workshops on community college campuses


Honors Transfer Counsil for California (HTCC) Student Research Conference for California Community Colleges at UCI

What is it?

Any OCC student who has taken an honors class at the college can apply to be part of this amazing conference hosted at UCI.



Spring 2021

The Community College to PhD (CC2PHD) Scholar Program at UCLA

What is it?

The Community College to PhD (CC2PhD) Scholars Program is an introductory-level social science research and PhD preparation program. Every academic year their undergraduate research program accepts around 25 community college students in social science related majors.  Their definition of social science related majors include but are not limited to American Studies, Anthropology, Area/Regional Studies, Business Studies, Cognitive Science, Communication, Criminology, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Ethnic Studies, Gender Studies, Geography, Global/International Studies, Human Development, Legal Studies, Linguistics, Media Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Policy, Social Welfare, Sociology, Study of Religion, and Urban Studies. 


Organizing Team

Dean Abernathy, Melissa Archibald, Lori Cassidy, Audrey Crouse, Katherine Donahoe, Kelli Elliott, Robert Ellis, Jerome Fang, Tara Giblin, Neil Godfrey, Ulrike Green, Amy Hellman, Jon Mochizuki, Duy Pham, Rachel Ridnor, Brent Rudmann, Michael Sutliff, and Mark Wishon