Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Summer Program

The Beckman Laser Institute invested in a pilot program to bring 5 Hampton University undergraduate students to BLIMC in the summers of 2015 and 2016. This led to a 3-year, comprehensive, “Pathways to Biophotonics and Biomedical Engineering (PBBE)” grant by the UC Office of the President (UCOP). The award supports 10 undergraduate engineering and science students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to join BLIMC research labs each summer beginning in 2017. Participating HBCUs include Hampton University, Albany State University, and Clark Atlanta University. Scholars will also participate in summer enrichment programs through the UCI Graduate Division. Students who successfully complete the program will be eligible for graduate fellowships in STEM doctoral programs within the UC system.

Click here to visit the Pathways to Biophotonics and Biomedical Engineering website.

For more information, please contact Sari Mahon, Assistant Director, at 949.824.3924 or mahonsb@uci.edu.