UC Scholars Team-up with SJCC Students on Research Projects

The Cultivamos Excelencia graduate research program held its fall symposium in the San José City College Art Gallery. The principal goal of the Cultivamos Excelencia Project is to motivate and retain Latina/o and other high-need students to complete a degree at a research university.

By working together, San Jose City College and University of California at Santa Cruz will use a combination of tutoring, mentoring, research skills instruction, transfer advising and, perhaps most important, participation in undergraduate research experiences to encourage self-efficacy, skill development and motivation to complete their bachelor degrees on-time and with highly honed set of analytical and writing skills.

By developing and delivering Research Methods courses for transfer credit, and summer undergraduate research experiences that will give them university credit for community college tuition, the project will give students, who might not think they can succeed at a research university, a head start at that university.

Watch the Video About the Symposium