Undergraduate Research Opportunities
The SDSU Pre-College Institute is committed to fostering research at the undergraduate level.
Apply now for F-SMP Fall 2021!
Faculty-Student Mentoring Program
As part of a partnership with the Division of Faculty Advancement and Student Success within Academic Affairs, PCI involves the Pathways Office and HCOP program to support, assist, and motivate each student in the acquisition of skills, knowledge and ways of thinking that will promote their individual development as a scholar and a thinker.
In addition, the program offers each student psychosocial support that is relevant to possible work, career, and professional advancement in life beyond the baccalaureate. Aspiring students should have achieved junior status, be eligible for work/study financial aid, and demonstrate a commitment and interest in their own personal and professional growth.
The PCI mentoring model aims to create a safe, open environment in which each student can both learn and try things for themselves within the guidelines of the selected evaluation research paradigm. The PCI model also offers students the opportunity to work in an apprentice role to an experienced educational researcher.
Deadline to apply is Monday, September 6th.
The program is scheduled to begin on Friday, September 17th from 2pm - 3:30pm via Zoom.
Apply here to participate in this year's Faculty-Student Mentoring Program!
Congratulations to our 2021 Student Research Symposium (SRS) participants!
Our 2020-2021 Faculty-Student Mentoring Program (F-SMP) Scholars each prepared a pre-recorded presentation, and participated in the virtual live Q&A session for this year's virtual San Diego State University Student Research Symposium! Most of these students also participated in our Summer of 2020 Health Careers Opportunities Program (HCOP) for the undergraduate research program. The five presentations you see below are a culmination of months of hard work and dedication, as well as mentorship and support from the F-SMP Guidance Team.
The Ecology of Latinas in STEM
Karla Giselle Alcaraz & Paulina Arellano
How Education Impacted my Cultural Identity as a Minoritized Immigrant:
An Autoethnographic Exploration
Dehumanization from the Lens of an Advocate:
Amplifying the Experience of Immigrants Navigating the Southern California Healthcare System
Searching for Myself in Higher Education:
A Journey of Self-Reflexivity as a First-Generation Filipina Asian-American
Reychel Joy Robles
A Literature Review:
Don't Ovary Act, There is a Research Gap on the Effect of E-Cigarettes in Young Girls Reproductive System!
Health Careers Opportunities Program - HCOP
SDSU Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) is part of the HCOP San Diego Regional Consortium, a partnership of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine (School of Pediatrics, Center for Community Health), SDSU, San Diego Border Area Health Education Center/Scripps Family Residency Program, nine Community Colleges and nine high schools.
The goal of the HCOP partnership is to increase the number of qualified socio-economically and regionally diverse individuals to enter the region's health care workforce. At SDSU, HCOP consists of two parts, the high school pre-internship and internship programs and the undergraduate Scholars program.
Program participants get hands-on experience working with a mentor in research labs throughout San Diego County and receive a stipend for their participation.
Meet our HCOP Summer 2021 Undergraduate Scholars!
Allow us to introduce our HCOP Summer 2021 Peer Mentors!
Summer 2020 HCOP Undergraduate Scholars & Peer Mentors: