2017 Program Dates

June 2 - August 5

Exciting Research Areas

The TTE Summer Research Program provides research experience for undergraduates (REU) who are enrolled in community colleges. Opportunities currently available are in the following technical areas:

  • Biotechnology
  • Nanotechnology
  • Robotics

-  See flyer.
-  Learn more about the TTE REU research areas.
-  Learn about research by past TTE interns.
-  View this video for more information on the TTE REU Program.

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
  • $3,600 stipend plus room and board
  • Travel allowance (up to $250)


  • Must be a United States citizen, national, or permanent resident to apply. International and AB-540 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 by June 2017.
  • Completed three science or engineering courses, one of which has a laboratory component, by June 2017.
  • Plan to return to a community college in California in Fall 2017.
  • Plan to apply for transfer admission to a baccalaureate program in science or engineering in Fall 2017.
  • 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.

Application for the 2017 Program

The application deadline has passed. Applications are not taken at this time.

Questions can be Addressed to:

Transfer-to-Excellence Program
ATTN: Lea Marlor, Education Manager
University of California
266 Sutardja Dai Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-1764
Fax: (510) 666-2022
Phone: (510) 664-4882