Summer Bridge Research Programs – A COVID Challenge.

This presentation will describe the initiation of high impact activities as a mechanism of relationship building and connection building.  DOED grant award objectives will be described as a connection to mentored research for the undergraduate.  UHD, as an Hispanic-serving and Minority-serving institution, understands the importance of forming cultural awareness and cohort creation.  This is accomplished through undergraduate mentored research and a summer bridge program for entering freshmen.  The presentation will describe how during the COVID time period of May – October mentored undergraduate research was undertaken while highlighting amazing outcomes for not only the undergraduates, but the professoriate.