Cal NERDS

High Impact Programs

The name NERDS stands for New Experiences for Research and Diversity in Science. Our students came up with the acronym to unify our community.

Through our programs, students have the option to weave their academic and professional development together through our high-impact learning practices. We provide hands-on experiences such as field trips, coding and data science training, high-level industry mentors, faculty mentored research, high tech company tours, travel to research conferences, shopping excursions where students learn how to put together a professional wardrobe, graduate school planning and visits, LinkedIn coaching, and much more. Our current program offerings are listed below.

Bergeron Scholars - Women in STEM Leadership, Mentoring, and Scholarship Program
Hutto Patterson - Diversity STEM Leadership and Social Justice Program MCAT Prep Scholars Program
NSF CAMP - Diversity STEM Research Program
NSF Bridge to the Doctorate - Fellowship Program
University of California Leadership Excellence through Advanced Degrees - Research Program
Visiting Scholars - Summer Research Program