James Madison University

Science Technology Engineering and Math

Train your Mind to Excel in STEM

Bridging the Valley is a multi faceted program created to:

  • Help students gain a jump start to college by strengthening their science and math skills through an all expense paid, residential, three week The Summer Bridge Program
  • Provide a first year experience where students can integrate into the college environment and grow into their STEM discipline through the  Collaborative Learning Club (CLC) 
  • Cross the bridge from classroom to career, exposing student to STEM-related occupations, through Corporate Connections
  • STEM educational specialists present workshops, inform and demonstrate the use of alternative learning styles through the Professional Development Program


Megan Cullip ('15) credits the Summer Bridge Program
Megan Cullip had her first taste of science and mathematics courses at Bridgewater College before she ever set foot on campus as a freshman. Read More