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Regional Alliance of Hispanic Serving Institutions of Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties

Collaborative Projects

  • UCSB-Smithsonian Scholars Program: The UCSB-Smithsonian Project provides multidisciplinary research opportunities in biodiversity conservation to diverse undergraduate students from UC Santa Barbara and local community colleges. The yearlong program offers opportunities during the academic year and summer, including field training workshops, data collection, and small-group seminars with Smithsonian researchers and affiliates. During the summer, students participate in ongoing conservation related research projects at Smithsonian research facilities, and UCSB. Students receive research training and mentoring from Smithsonian and UCSB researchers and increase their competitiveness for graduate school and industry jobs. Read More
  • AIM Photonics: The AIM Photonics Research Apprenticeship for Community College Undergraduates is an 8-week summer research program designed to provide the technical and professional training required for community college students to transition into careers within the photonics industry. Training and professional development activities are hosted by the West Coast Headquarters of AIM Photonics at the UC Santa Barbara campus. Science and engineering students will work alongside graduate student and postdoctoral researchers, and gain first-hand experience in scientific investigation in a dynamic, collaborative research environment. Read More
  • ESTEEM (NSF S-STEM): ESTEEM is a scholarship and support program for academically-talented, low-income students majoring in or intending to major in Engineering. Led by UC Santa Barbara's College of Engineering, the program is a partnership with UC Santa Barbara's Gevirtz Graduate School of Education and four regional California Community Colleges (CCCs): Allan Hancock College, Oxnard College, Santa Barbara City College, and Ventura College. All five participating institutions are Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and are committed to facilitating transfer of students between community college and four-year universities. Read More