Team for Research in
Ubiquitous Secure Technology

Summer 2014 TRUST STAR


The TRUST-STAR will be offered on a competitive basis to those individuals who, at the application deadline:

  1. Are citizens or permanent residents of the United States
  2. Are enrolled in a California Community College at the time of application majoring in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems or similar degree
  3. Have completed three computer science, computer engineering or computer information courses with programming knowledge in an object-oriented language such as C++, Java or Python
  4. Have completed two calculus courses
  5. Have a 3.5 grade point average or higher
  6. Plan to return to a community college in California in Fall 2013
  7. Plan to apply for transfer admission to a baccalaureate program in computer science, computer engineering or electrical engineering in Fall 2013

A complete application includes the following materials:

  1. Completed online application form, which includes
    • Resume
    • Statement of Purpose, (The statement of purpose should be 500-600 words. If you are unfamiliar with the statement of purpose, information can be found here)
  2. Two letters of recommendation, emailed to
  3. Un-official copy of your current academic transcript, emailed to; Please note that an official transcript will be required if accepted.

Research projects are under individual faculty sponsorship. Students are encouraged to express interest in a specific area of security or a specific faculty member in their personal statement however, the program cannot guarantee that the student will work in his/her expressed research area of interest. Faculty advisors and the program director reserve the right to make final research placements. All research is substantive, requiring the full-time commitment of the student (five days a week/40 hours per week). Students are not allowed to work while participating in the program. In conjunction with the requirements of the faculty advisors, all participants are required to submit a research paper, produce a research poster, and make a final presentation describing their work. Students also participate in supplemental activities including workshops, meetings, and classes to enhance their program experience and preparation for graduate school.

Questions: Contact