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Undergraduate Research Programs

CSULB has several undergraduate research programs that sponsors students from a wide array of disciplines. For more information on which program best suits your research interests, take the CSULB Undergraduate Research Program Questionnaire

This survey does not guarantee admission to any program nor does it serve as an application to any of the programs. Being involved in a research program is a great way to get involved in research but it is not the only way to engage in research with CSULB faculty. You can reach out to individual faculty whose work you are interested in and ask them about opportunities that may exist to join their research team.

Program Description Student Level


ÁNDALE


Advancing Nutrition Development through Alliances for Leadership & Education Scholars Program

The Advancing Nutrition Development through Alliance for Education and Leadership (ÁNDALE) Latino Research Training Program aims to train fifty (50) underrepresented undergraduate students in Latino nutrition and disease prevention, enhance their professional development, and engage them in research with a faculty mentor in an effort to better prepare them to enter graduate school or the workforce.

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior (with fall graduation date)

BISC

Biotechnology Internships in Stem Cell Research

This program trains advanced bachelors, post-baccalaureate, and masters students in the theory and techniques of stem cell research for the development of therapies. Ten interns will be selected annually to complete the paid second year of a two-year stem cell track of Biotechnology Certificate Program at CSULB. These interns will each receive a $30,000 stipend plus up to $7,000 tuition to perform full-time research on one of more than thirty laboratories at Cedars-Sinai, City of Hope, or UCI.

  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Transfer
  • Graduate

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BUILD

Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity

CSULB BUILD Program offers intensive research training opportunities for undergraduate students interested in pursuing a research career in health-related research. Health-related research uses innovative methods to examine the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases to improve health and wellbeing. It is conducted across a number of different disciplines (e.g., engineering and the behavioral, biological, clinical, physical, public health and social sciences) and can include basic, applied, and translational approaches to studying several health issues facing our communities and our nation.

  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Transfer

CHAAT

Center for Human Factors in Advanced Aeronautics Technologies

Performs ongoing research to measure human performance in complex systems such as the Next Generation Airspace Transportation System (NextGen). We also participate in the training of the future workforce in aeronautics and other NASA-related disciplines, through the training of students in human factors.

  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Transfer

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HSI-STEM

Hispanic Serving Institutions

The Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI) Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program at CSULB helps first generation educated Latino students successfully pursue degrees and careers in STEM fields.

  • Freshman
  • Transfer

CSU LSAMP

LSAMP

Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation

CSU-LSAMP is sponsored both by the National Science Foundation and the California State University, providing a statewide program for the enhancement of math and science skills for students have faced or face social, educational or economic barriers, majoring in science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM). LSAMP at CSU Long Beach promotes academic year research fellows, summer research fellows, and offers financial support for summer research opportunities, including NSF-REUs and LSAMP-funded international research programs.

  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Transfer

MARC USTAR CSULB

MARC U*STAR

Maximizing Access to Research Careers

Training program offers an extraordinary opportunity for students seeking careers in biomedical research. It aims to increase the number of disadvantaged students populations (including: ethnic minority, students with disabilities and low-income students) who can successfully gain acceptance into graduate programs leading to the Ph.D. degree in a biomedical science (biology, chemistry, psychology, epidemiology and other social and behavioral sciences).

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Transfer
Must have two or more years left in degree

McNair Scholars Program

McNair Scholars Program

Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program

The Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is a TRiO program funded by the U.S. Department of Education and designed to prepare and support underrepresented undergraduate students in their pursuit of doctoral studies.

  • Junior
  • Senior

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MMUF

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship

The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship selects a cohort of fellows join the previously selected cohorts of rising and graduating senior fellows, where they are provided with mentoring and financial support as they prepare for entry into PhD programs and eventual careers as scholars and faculty members. The program includes mentoring, graduate school preparation, and fellowship stipends.

  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Transfer

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OURS Connects

Office of Undergraduate Research Services Connects

OURS Connects is a program that offers all undergraduate students the chance to participate in the research and creative process with faculty as volunteer research assistants.

  • Freshman
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Transfer

RISE CSULB

RISE

Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement

The goal of the NIH in funding the RISE program is to enhance the diversity of the biomedical research workforce through the training of the next generation of research professionals. This professional development program prepares Physical and Biological Sciences, Psychology, and Engineering undergraduate students to prepare them to earn PhD Degrees and establish reserach careers broadly focused to the interests of the National Institutes of Health. 

 

  • Undergraduate in their last two years of undergradute degree training
  • Transfer
  • Junior/Senior

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UROP

Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program

A 1-2 year program that offers first and second-year students the chance to participate in the research and creative process with faculty.

  • Freshman
  • Sophomore