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Dr. Jorge Gatica Receives Grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences through Cuyahoga Community College

Dr. Jorge E. Gatica, Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering of the Washkewicz College of Engineering of Cleveland State University, is co-principal investigator of a grant for Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) for the project titled “Bridge to the Baccalaureate Research Training Program at Tri-C”. This $2.5 million grant aims at diversifying STEM2 careers and will be awarded over a five-year period.

The Bridges to Success Program prepares underrepresented students for STEM2  careers at Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University by providing paid research internships, academic support, professional skills development, networking with science professionals, travel to scientific conferences, and opportunities for awards and recognitions. 

Areas of interest/majors include biochemistry, biomedical engineering, biology, chemistry, environmental science, microbiology, neurobiology, and psychology. The internship sites are Cleveland State University and Case Western Reserve University.

Engineering and Science faculty at CSU will be recruited as mentors for Bridges to Success Scholars by Dr. Gatica.

Interested students can read about eligibility and apply to the Bridges to Success program at 

To learn more about the Bridges to Success Program, please contact Dr. Gatica at To learn more about the Washkewicz College of Engineering please visit