Sustainable Research Pathways (SRP) Program
In 2015, a partnership between SHI and Berkeley Lab led to the creation of the Sustainable Research Pathways (SRP) program. The goal of SRP is to connect computing sciences faculty and students from underrepresented groups (minorities, women, people with disabilities, smaller colleges & universities) with staff at large institutions, such as Berkeley Lab, in order to build research collaborations.
During its first two years, the SRP Program fostered more than 20 research connections between Berkeley scientists and faculty members from 19 institutions, including a number of HBCUs like Tuskegee University, Fort Valley State University, and the University of Kentucky, among others.
The SRP Program consists of two major parts: a fast paced one-day matching workshop, and a two-month summer research experience. The matching workshop is held at Berkeley Lab to provide faculty and staff the opportunity to learn about each other’s research interests and identify collaboration possibilities. This process is facilitated through research presentations and a “speed matching” activity. Once matches are identified, the teams are shepherded through the process for a summer research experience for the faculty and/or their students with staff at the laboratory. Check below for more information on the previous SRP Programs.