The 2014 application deadline has passed.

2014 Program Dates

June 7 - August 9

Exciting Research Areas

The TTE Summer Research Program, organized by the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science, in partnership with the Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems and the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center, provides research experience for undergraduates (REU) who are enrolled in community colleges. Opportunities currently available are in the following technical areas:

  • Energy Efficient Electronic Sciences; click here to learn more.
  • Nanotechnology and Nanoscience; click here to learn more.
  • Bioengineering and Synthetic Biology; click here to learn more.

-  Learn about research by past TTE interns.

Program Benefits

  • 9-week research experience
  • Hands-on research guided by faculty sponsors and graduate student mentors
  • Seminars on preparing for a career in science and engineering
  • Advising and support for transfer to a 4-year institution
  • Guest speakers, lab tours, and field trips
  • $3,200 stipend plus room and board
  • Travel allowance (up to $250)


  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident to apply. International students are NOT eligible for this program.
  • 3.25 grade point average or higher for science, engineering, and math courses
  • Enrolled in a California community college at the time of application.
  • Completed two calculus courses. (You may be enrolled in your 2nd calculus course at the time of application.)
  • Completed three science or engineering courses, one of which has a laboratory component. (You may be enrolled in your 3rd science or engineering course at the time of application.)
  • Plan to return to a community college in California in Fall 2014.
  • Plan to apply for transfer admission to a baccalaureate program in science or engineering in Fall 2014.
  • No prior research experience required.

Community college students who are the first in their family to go to college, come from low-income backgrounds, are from underserved communities, and/or are women, and/or veterans are encouraged to apply.

Questions can be Addressed to:

Transfer-to-Excellence Program
ATTN: Lea Marlor, Program Manager
University of California
562 Sutardja Dai Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1764
Fax: (510) 666-2022