TB-B2B Tampa Bay Bridge to Baccalaureate Program 

Considering a career in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM)?

TB B2B (TBB2B) logoThe National Science Foundation has awarded the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (LSAMP) grant to a consortium of three institutions on Florida’s Gulf Coast which include St. Petersburg College, Hillsborough Community College and State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. The purpose of the Tampa Bay Bridge to Baccalaureate (TB-B2B) program is to increase the number of underrepresented minority (URM)* students completing a bachelor’s degree in a STEM program.

*African-American, Alaskan Native, American Indian/Native American, Hawaiian Native, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Pacific Islander

By joining the TB-B2B LSAMP Program, SCF students have access to:

  • Priority Class Registration
  • Individualized STEM Career Program Advising
  • Supplemental tutoring with professors and peer tutors
  • Annual STEM conference
  • Skill-Building Workshops
  • Touring opportunities of businesses/facilities and 4 year institutions
  • Chance to serve as a peer mentor for the program
  • Internship and research opportunities
  • Dedicated study space in the B2B STEM Study Room

Check out some of our past and present offerings below! 

This Could be YOU! 

  • Our students have gone out into the field and participated in internships at Mote Marine Labatory & Aquarium and presented research to scientists on Marine Life, worked with Sarasota Bay researching Seagrass in Sarasota, and took part in Undergraduate Research experiences in Robotics and Natural Dye Sensitized Solar Cells. 
  • Have met with researchers at Mote Marine, at conferences, and through undergraduate research experiences offered through the program.


Eligibility Requirements

  • Be a currently enrolled student at SCF 
  • Be an underrepresented minority (African-American, Alaskan Native, American Indian/Native American, Hawaiian Native, Hispanic/Latino, and Native Pacific Islander)
  • Plan to pursue a STEM bachelor’s degree
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA
  • Meet regularly with the Student Success Coordinator
  • Participate in B2B events each semester

For More Information Contact:

Natalie Singer
 TB-B2B Student Success Coordinator
 (941) 752-5611 

Apply Here

Upcoming Events:

For more information or to sign up for any of our events please reach out to our TB-B2B Student Success Coordinator (contact information above). *Please note some of the events listed below you have to be a member of the TB-B2B program.*

August 8th, 9th, 10th: Chemistry Boot Camp
  • SCF is hosting chemistry boot camp to help prepare students to be successful in chemistry courses. This synchronous workshop will focus on reinforcing fundamental chemistry concepts including: matter, atomic structure, dimensional analysis, nomenclature, writing and balancing chemical equations, moles, stoichiometry, and solutions chemistry.

August 22nd 12pm-2pm: Fall 2022 B2B Orientation
  • Kickstart of B2B Welcome Week, come get to know your fellow B2B cohort, play some games, and learn about what is upcoming for the semester.
August 23rd 12:30pm-2:30pm: Catapult on the Lawn
  • Come make your own Catapult out in the Natural Science courtyard and learn more about the TB-B2B program
August 24th 2:30pm-4:30pm: Build your Own Propeller Car
  • Come build a propller car out in the Natural Science courtyard and learn more about the TB-B2B program
Various Dates: Softskill Workshops
  • These workshops will cover a variety of topics that will help you be successful throughout your college career and beyond!

Past Events: 

 Suturing Workshop- sponsored by Scribe S.OS. 

 Two students learning to suture



 Tour of Mote Marine Research Labs and Aquarium
Coral Labecoskeloton lab
Undergraduate Research in Robotics

Student building his robot from scratchStudent trying to pick up a box with her robotStudents after day 1 of Robotics Workshop

STEM Summer Series 
Student learning how to assemble a PCStudents Dissecting a Shark in STEM SS Marine BioStudent learning about heart structure


Press Releases

SCF Helps Underrepresented Minority Students Earn STEM Degrees

SCF Names Student Employee of the Year

Outstanding Graduate

SCF Resources Provide Student Success

Collaboration Encourages STEM Exploration

Grant Gives Tampa Bay Minorities Greater Access to STEM Degrees

National Science Foundation Helps Fund STEM at SCF

B2B Student wins award at the Tiny Earth Symposium


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