The UCSD Computer Science and Engineering Early Research Scholars Program (CSE-ERSP) is a team-based research apprentice experience for computer science and engineering majors in their first and second years of the program.  

The program takes place during a student's second year in the CSE major, fall through spring.  Students in each yearly cohort are grouped into teams and matched with an existing research group within UCSD CSE.  Over the course of the program, CSE ERSP groups will attend the research group's normal weekly meetings to observe and learn from (and eventually contribute to) this research group.  At the same time, CSE ERSP students attend a weekly support "class" with all other students in the CSE-ERSP program that helps them learn the basics of research as well make sense of what they are hearing and learning about in their research groups.  The homepage for this class is here: https://sites.google.com/a/eng.ucsd.edu/ersp-course-2016-2017/

The main goal of the CSE Early Research Scholars Program (CSE-ERSP) is to increase early retention in Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) at UCSD through a structured early-college research program designed to increase both students' confidence in and understanding of CS, and their engagement in the CSE community.  CSE-ERSP aims broadly to retain the highest quality students who might otherwise leave the CSE major, with a particular emphasis on retaining women and underrepresented minorities (URMs). 

Applications for the 2017/2018 cohort are OPEN!  See the Application Instructions page.

Reports and Results

These reports give more details about the program and its effect on its participants.

For more information about the CSE ERSP program, including current projects, application information and deadlines, click on the tabs above.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. CNS-1339335.  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.