Bridge to the Ph.D. in Neuroscience Program (BPNP) was developed by
Dr. William D. Atchison at Michigan State University (MSU) in collaboration with the RISE program from the University of Puerto Rico at Cayey.
The objective of BPNP is to increase Hispanic representation in the neurosciences. In the BPNP the participating students are recruited as undergraduate students from institutions in Puerto Rico. The BPNP program supports and facilitates their educational and professional development during the last two years of undergraduate and first two years of Ph.D. studies in neuroscience.
There was a need to increase the awareness and involvement of younger students in the Parent Bridge Program (BPNP), thus a group of advanced graduate students with neuroscience-oriented research developed this workshop.
The development of BNW was made by Alexandra Colón-Rodriguez, Eileen S. Rodriguez-Tapia and Dr. Chelsea Tiernan.