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USC Summer Programs offers Discover Engineering , 4-week, for-credit, college-immersion courses for high school students interested in exploring engineering. This course is interactive, engaging and challenging, allowing students to explore new areas of study or build on their high school coursework.

Elementary School

Energy of STEM:

Program Dates: July 18, 2022 - July 22, 2022 for Elementary Track (Rising 4th and 5th graders)

Cost: Free

Middle School

Northrop Grumann
Summer Engineering
Camp:

Summer 2022 Program    Dates: July 18, 2022 - July 29, 2022

Cost: Free

 

 

High School

SHINE:

Summer 2022 Program Dates: June 13 - July 29

Cost : $5,100 (early admit), $5,250 (regular admit)

Discover Engineering:

Summer 2022 Program Dates: June 19, 2022 – July 16, 2022

Cost : $6,105

Energy of STEM:

Program Dates: July 18-22, 2022 for rising 9th through 12th graders

Cost: Free

Teachers

Code.org:

Summer 2021 Program Dates: June 21- 25

Cost : Full Scholarships for teachers of under-represented students, half scholarships for others ($1,500) includes 5-day summer immersion + quarterly Saturday workshops

Chevron Energy
Sources Colloquium
for
HS Science
Teachers       
                                     

Program Dates: TBD

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Teachers Training

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SHINE

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CS@SC

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Discover Engineering

Elementary School Programs

Energy of STEM

During the virtual camps, students will have the opportunity to explore concepts around Green Energy (elementary) and Electronics (high school). The camps will include demonstrations and lessons, hands-on projects and group-work, and time for connecting and sharing with peers in a fun, engaging environment. All materials needed for the camp will be provided and mailed to students' homes prior to the start of the camp, along with a camp schedule. Activities will be led by USC Viterbi Center staff and USC students.

  • Dates: July 18-July 22, 2022
    for Elementary Track (Grades 3-5)
  • Application deadline: May 15, 2022
  • Age group: Grades 3-5
  • Schedule: 5 days
  • Cost: Free
  • Program Website
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Middle School Programs

During the two week camp, students will explore aerospace, electrical, civil and mechanical engineering with hands-on activities such as rockets, circuits, bridges, and robots.  Students will also explore computer science by learning to code and write apps.

  • Dates: July 18 to July 29, 2022
  • Application deadline: May 31
  • Age group: Currently enrolled in 5th, 6th or 7th grade
  • Schedule: Mon-Fri
  • Cost: Free
  • Scholarships: FULL scholarship for all low-income students
  • Requirements: B average in Science and Math classes
  • Program Website
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High School Programs

The Summer High School Intensive in Next-Generation Engineering (SHINE) offers a seven-week immersion in a professor’s lab, with close mentoring by the research team plus SHINE cohort activities.

  • Dates: June 13 - July 29, 2022
  • Age group: Rising sophomores through seniors
  • Schedule: 20 hours/week, usually Mon, Wed, Friday
  • Cost: $5,100 for early deadline and $5,250 for regular deadline
  • Scholarships: Based on financial need + merit
  • Requirements:  Strong track record of independence and STEM engagement (unweighted GPA > 3.4)
  • Program Website
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In this college course, students will explore various disciplines of engineering through academic lectures and classroom discussions. Students will gain practical experience through hands-on projects which involve designing, building and testing and will learn how to conduct research using design thinking and the engineering design process. Students receive 3 units of USC elective credit upon successful course completion.

  • Dates: June 19 - July 16, 2022
  • Application deadline: May 6, 2022, 4:00pm PST
  • Age group: Completed at least 9th grade by June 19, 2022
  • Cost: $6,105
  • Scholarships: Not available
  • Housing: None
  • Requirements: Students who will not have completed Pre-Calc/Trig before June 19, 2022 but who wish to be considered for this course must submit the Pre-Calc/Trig Waiver with their application
  • Program Website
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During the virtual camps, students will have the opportunity to explore concepts around Green Energy (elementary) and Electronics (high school). The camps will include demonstrations and lessons, hands-on projects and group-work, and time for connecting and sharing with peers in a fun, engaging environment. All materials needed for the camp will be provided and mailed to students' homes prior to the start of the camp, along with a camp schedule. Activities will be led by USC Viterbi Center staff and USC students.

  • Dates: July 18-22, 2022
  • Application deadline: May 15, 2022
  • Age group: Grades 9-12
  • Schedule: 5 days
  • Cost: Free
  • Program Website
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Published on March 7th, 2018

Last updated on January 20th, 2022