The Northern New Jersey Bridges to Baccalaureate Alliance (NNJ-B2B) is a partnership of public, associate-degree granting institutions in Northern New Jersey committed to assisting underrepresented students in successfully transferring into a baccalaureate STEM degree program.

Students interested in a STEM career who are accepted into the program are provided with:

  • Help to ensure your transfer to a 4  year college
  • Undergraduate summer research opportunity with stipend
  • Full semester research experience at CCM with stipend
  • MATH BRIDGE: Improve math performance by utilizing the ALEKS online system
  • Peer led team learning
  • Cross-campus peer mentoring
  • Transfer seminar and research conference at Rutgers
  • Workshops to improve your college success

The NNJ-B2B program operates in conjunction with the Garden State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (GS-LSAMP), a highly successful National Science Foundation funded project headed by Rutgers University-Newark to streamline the transition from two- to four-year institutions.

For more information contact Professor Teresa Birrer at, 973-328-5360.


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“This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. HRD-1410389. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.