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What is ERSP?
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 second year of the program.
Students work in teams of four, and each team is matched with an active research project in the department. Students learn about research in computer science and then propose and carry out an independent research project over the course of an academic year.
ERSP is a structured and scalable research experience for early undergraduates in computing and engineering
ERSP aims to create a diverse and supportive community within the CSE department by addressing the underrepresentation of minority students.
Throughout the years, demographics within ERSP includes:
- 59% Women
- 22% Latinx and Black
- 57% of participants in first 3 cohorts continued with research after ERSP
- 83% of participants expressed interest in graduate school
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