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Bay Area Graduate Pathways to STEM (GPS) is a one-day symposium co-sponsored with UC Berkeley where students attend informative workshops addressing the benefits of pursuing an advanced degree, both MS and PhD. In addition, participants get the opportunity to connect with a graduate-student mentor who can offer guidance on the application process.

The mission of Bay Area GPS is to inspire diverse talent to become the next generation of innovative leaders through advanced engineering degrees. Bay Area GPS promotes graduate school opportunities to students minoritized in STEM, first-generation students, and low-income students at Bay Area, Northern California, and select Southern California universities.

Students on the concrete steps outside of Huang

Program Details

This one-day symposium is full of events and workshops that give students invaluable information on things like: navigating the application process, how to find the right research project, how to get funding, healthy ways to cope with exam stress, and the overall graduate school experience. Between informative lectures and the chance to connect one-on-one with peers and mentors, GPS gives participants a space to ask questions and find answers about pursuing an advanced degree.

Program highlights include:

  • Workshops
  • Networking events
  • Professional and graduate panels
  • Graduate school prep

2021 Application

See the Program Schedule


Victoria Hernandez

Meet the Committee

Get to know the students behind Bay Area Graduate Pathways to STEM!