Cal State San Bernardino faculty are working with 38 students from Riverside City College (RCC) for a Summer Research Experience, a program coordinated by the CSUSB Office of Student Research.

In two sessions this summer, the students will work with CSUSB faulty in STEM disciplines (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). In a 10-week session that began on June 12, 22 students are participating; in a one-week session that begins on July 10, 16 students will participate.

During the summer term, the RCC students will attend workshops and all 38 will participate in the Undergraduate Summer Research Program conference on Aug. 10, which is open to the campus.

In addition, they also will take part in a social event at an Inland Empire 66ers baseball game on July 6 at San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino.

CSUSB faculty will provide the RCC students with a mentored research experience consisting of research activities either related to a larger existing project, or a simple research project specifically designed to introduce students to research in STEM.

The CSUSB-RCC partnership came out of a collaborative effort between Ryan Keating, CSUSB director of the Office of Student Research, and Virginia White, professor of life sciences and director of the Outdoor Plant Laboratory at RCC.