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Now Accepting Applications for the 2014 Summer Bridge Program in Environmental and Sustainability Sciences College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES) of the University of the District of Columbia has announced it is accepting applications for the 2014 Summer Bridge Program in Environmental and Sustainability Sciences. The course is designed to provide high school and incoming college students with the essential skills necessary to succeed in college studies and beyond.  

This year’s program will again focus on the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines of environmental computing, cloud computing, sustainability, water quality, climate change, engineering design and mobile technologies. An experiential learning opportunity, students will participate in lab analysis, field studies, educational field trips and a capstone project in the hands-on, interactive program led by Dr. Tolessa Deksissa, director of the Water Resources Research Institute, a division of CAUSES. Other instructors include Drs. Lily Liang, Suzan Harkness and Pradeep Behera. The schedule is available here.

“It is important we offer the students of D.C. the opportunity to gain STEM skills and knowledge, in order to remain competitive in today’s world,” stated Dr. Deksissa. “I am looking forward to another successful Summer Bridge program.”

The course will be offered Mondays through Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., June 30 – July 25, 2014, on UDC’s Van Ness campus. Click here to apply. Applications are due by June 20.

Summer Bridge Program in Science and Technology is sponsored by the National Science Foundation. Last year, nearly 30 D.C. high school students participated in Summer Bridge. Learn more about last year’s program or contact Dr. Tolessa Deksissa for more information. 

About WRRI
The mission of Water Resources Research Institute is to provide the District of Columbia with interdisciplinary research support to identify DC water resources problems and contribute to their solution. In addition to coordinating and facilitating water resources-related research projects through seed grants provided to faculty members from the consortium of universities in the District, the Institute provides training and disseminates research findings that address water issues in the DC area and beyond. The Institute supports collaborative research that engages not only faculty members and students, but also a broad array of stakeholders to address regional water issues in a holistic way. Areas of focus include drinking water source protection, stormwater management and planning, water safety, and watershed stewardship.

About the University of the District of Columbia
An HBCU, urban land-grant, and the only public university in the nation's capital, The University of the District of Columbia is committed to a broad mission of education, research and community service.  Established by abolitionist Myrtilla Miner in 1851, the University of DC offers Associate's, Bachelor's and Master's Degrees and a host of workplace development services designed to create opportunities for student success.  The University is comprised of the College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental SciencesCollege of Arts and Sciences,  School of Business and Public AdministrationSchool of Engineering and Applied Sciences, a Community College and the David A. Clarke School of Law. To learn more, visit University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For a full version of the University's EO Policy Statement, please visit: University of the District of Columbia is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education - 3624 Market Street - Philadelphia, PA 19104 - 267.284.5000.