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Science and Math Enrichment Program (SMEP)

Contacts

Aimee Arreygue
Coordinator
(562) 985-4682
Aimee.Arreygue@csulb.edu

Announcements

Registration for SMEP 2014 is now open! Deadline is Monday, August 11th!

Program Overview

Each summer, first-time freshmen are accepted into the Science and Math Enrichment Program (SMEP) of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics (CNSM). The program assists with the academic and social transition to university life by pairing each freshman with a peer mentor and providing activities with enriched learning experiences throughout their first year at The Beach.

Freshmen participate in pre-semester activities designed to help them adjust to college life. Students tour research labs, meet CSULB faculty, participate in community-building activities, work with upper-division CNSM students who serve as peer mentors, and attend workshops that prepare them for success at CSULB. During the academic year, students continue to be supported by SMEP peer mentors and professional staff. Freshmen also attend events to maintain connection with the program. The events may include an academic advising appointment with a staff advisor, attending the annual CNSM Student Research Symposium, a social event (e.g. CSULB Homecoming, Movie Night, Beach Bonfire, CSULB athletics or performing arts events, etc.), or a professional development workshop (e.g. Applying to Graduate School, Health Professions Workshop, etc.).

In order to participate in the Science and Math Enrichment Program, freshmen are required to:

  • Be a declared pre-major/intended science or math major
  • ATTEND Science and Math Enrichment Week: Monday, August 18—Thursday, August 21 from 8:30am-2:30pm
  • ATTEND meetings and events during the academic year (calendar of activities will be provided at a later time)

 

Applications are due by August 11th, any questions please contact Lyndsey McKinley. You can complete the application three different ways:

1. Complete the online application (now closed)

2. Print off the application here and either drop it off in the SAS Center (HSCI-164), or fax/email it back

3. Pick-up a hard-copy of the application in the SAS Center

 

Science and Math Enrichment, 2013-2014

Science and Math Enrichment, 2013-2014.