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Caltech Connection

Caltech Connection is a "near-peer" mentorship and outreach program that pairs graduate student and postdoctoral scholar mentors from Caltech with undergraduates from local colleges.

Caltech Connection provides undergraduates in STEM with one-on-one mentorship in an informal setting. Under the guidance of their mentors, mentees participate in scientific literature analysis, build their research acumen, and have the opportunity to participate in computational or experimental research activities. The program is designed for students with little to no prior research experience but who have a strong interest in a STEM-related field and are able to commit to weekly (or bi-weekly) activities with their mentors.

Current Partner Schools

  • Cal State Los Angeles (CSULA)
  • Cal State Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)
  • Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science
  • Compton College
  • Pasadena City College
  • Santa Monica College