Calling High School Grads: Engineering Summer Bridge Program

Interested in STEM? Prepare for your first semester with the Engineering Summer Bridge Program.

Community College of Denver (CCD), along with Community College of Aurora, is excited to partner with the Denver Metro Engineering Consortium (DMEC) for the Engineering Summer Bridge Program, hosted by the University of Colorado, from July 5 to August 3, 2024.

The Engineering Summer Bridge Program is geared towards high school graduates who have chosen to pursue STEM in their higher education journey. The program allows students to get hands-on experience, networking opportunities, certificates, and the foundation of college-level coursework for the field. In addition, students will also learn about campus resources. Participants will receive a $1,500 stipend for completing the program.

CCD President Marielena DeSanctis, Ph.D., is an engineering graduate who served as a mechanical engineer before shifting her career to education. She shared with us how her engineering degree and experience have been instrumental throughout her career. “Engineers are hard-wired not to accept the status quo and to verify everything. While sometimes that gets interpreted as a lack of trust, it is not really a lack of trust; it is lots of experience with what people believe to be true, not really being true. Being comfortable with failure is a key skill to leading an organization. More importantly, it is creating that culture of experimentation and learning from failure throughout the organization that has served me well in my career.” -Dr. DeSanctis

If you are a high school graduate thinking about entering the world of STEM, DMEC, and CCD, we are here to support your goals and aspirations. Applications are open and must be submitted by June 30, 2024.