Summer  Programs

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We offer exciting summer engineering programs that include research opportunities, camps and classes introducing K-12 students to engineering, plus full scholarships for Code.org teacher training.

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All Ages

Middle School

High School

Teachers

Energy of STEM:

Dates: July 13-17
Cost : Free

CS@SC:

Dates: July-August (1 week Long per camp)
Cost : $500 or Scholarship

Techie Camp:

Dates: June 15-26, 2020 
Cost : Free

Northrop Grumann Engineering:

Dates: July 20-31, 2020 
Cost : $750 (or Free depending on funding, check back)

SHINE:

Dates: June 15-July 10, 2020 
Cost : $6,300-$6,500

Discover Engineering:

Dates: June 15-July 31, 2020 
Cost : $9,126 (Residential), $6,469 (Commuter)

Code.org:

Dates: June 22-June 26, 2020 
Cost : Full Scholarships for teachers of under-represented students, half scholarships for others ($1,500) includes 5-day summer immersion + quarterly Saturday workshops

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Teachers Training

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SHINE


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CS@SC

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Discover Engineering

Energy of STEM


Energy of STEM is a six-day learning adventure filled with hands-on activities in every workshop. Educationally disadvantaged children in grades 4-12 will work in small groups within each workshop to study Aerodynamics, Physics, Coding, Energy, Electronics, and much more in an interactive, project-learning environment. Workshops are led by industry professionals and educators who work in the areas of science, mathematics and engineering. 

  • Dates: July 13 - July 17
  • Application deadline: Applications accepted on a rolling basis until May 1st or until all slots are filled
  • Age group: Rising 4th- 12th grade
  • Schedule: 6 days
  • Cost: Free
  • Housing: Not provided
  • Requirements: None (open to all rising 4th - 12th grade students)
  • Program Website

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CS@SC

These camps in Computer Science (CS) are designed to provide students with an early education into computer science, engineering, and applied physical science, which are not typically covered in formal K12 curricula.

  • Dates: July - August (1-week long per camp)
  • Application deadline: TBA
  • Age group: Kindergarten - 12th grade
  • Schedule: Mon-Fri, 7.30AM - 3.15PM
  • Cost: $550 or scholarship
  • Scholarship: FULL Merit/Need based scholarships are available
  • Housing: Not provided
  • Requirements: None (open to all K12 students)
  • Program Website

  • Dates: June 22 - June 26, 2020
  • Application deadline: rolling basis, until full
  • Middle and High School Teachers in SoCal
  • Cost: Full scholarships for teachers of under-represented students, half scholarships for others ($1,500) includes 5-day summer immersion + quarterly Saturday workshops
  • Housing: Limited housing for 6/21-25 for teachers coming >50 miles
  • Program Website


  • Dates: TBD
  • Application deadline: May 01, 2020 12 PM PDT
  • High School Science Teachers
  • Scholarship/Stipend provided.
  • Housing: Room, board and meals
  • Program Flyer

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 20 to July 31, 2020  
  • Application deadline: May 1
  • Age group: Currently enrolled in 5th, 6th or 7th grade
  • Schedule: Mon-Fri, 8AM - 4PM
  • Cost: $750 (or free depending on funding, check back)
  • Scholarships: FULL scholarship for all low-income students
  • Housing: Not Provided
  • Requirements: B average in Science and Math classes
  • Program Website

Students will take a deep dive into subject matter focused on programming through the creation of mobile apps and 3D video games and interactive stories using Unity.

  • Dates: June 15 to 26, 2020
  • Application deadline: May 1
  • Age group: Currently enrolled in 5th, 6th or 7th grade
  • Schedule: Mon-Fri, 9AM - 4PM
  • Cost: Free
  • Housing: Not Provided
  • Requirements: B average in Science and Math classes
  • Program Website

SHINE is now full and we are no longer accepting applications.
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 15, 2020 - July 31, 2020 
  • Application: Closed
  • Age group: Rising sophomores through seniors
  • Schedule: 20 hours/week, usually Mon, Wed, Friday
  • Cost: $6,300 - $6,500
  • Scholarships: some based on financial need + merit
  • Housing: Not Provided
  • Requirements:  Strong track record of independence and STEM engagement (unweighted GPA > 3.4)
  • Program Website

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 14 - July 11, 2020
  • Application deadline: 24 April, 2020
  • Age group: Completed at least 9th grade by June 14, 2020
  • Schedule: Mon-Fri, 9AM - 4PM
  • Cost: $9,126 (Residential), $6,469 (Commuter)
  • Scholarships: Not available
  • Housing: Live on USC’s main campus or commute
  • Requirements: Students who will not have completed Algebra 2 before summer 2019 but who wish to be considered for this course must submit the Algebra 2 Waiver Form with their application.
  • Program Website
Research opportunities in human health
still exist for high school students in USC Dornsife's BUGS Jr. Program
> Click here to learn more <
 

High school students are invited to participate in a highly experiential course teaching key concepts of engineering entrepreneurship focused on the theme of the “Internet of Things”. Students will learn how to think like an entrepreneur, develop a commercialization plan for an invention of your own design, and gain hands-on skills in developing electronic and digital prototypes. Topics covered include entrepreneurial team dynamics, technology and strategic assessments, creativity and business model development, communication to investors and technology managers, and technology plan development.

Students will spend four weeks at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, where they will develop core skills in collegiate environments. Program activities may include field visits to the Viterbi Startup Garage Incubator in the heart of Silicon Beach and the USC Center for Advanced Manufacturing, as well as interview sessions with real entrepreneurs. The course culminates in a final “Demo Day” presentation.

This program was previously called the Summer Commercialization and Innovation High School Institute (SCIHI).

Details about housing and cost are available on USC Summer Programs.

  • Dates: June 14 - July 11, 2020
  • Application deadline: April 24, 2020
  • Age group: High School Sophomore, Junior, or Senior in Fall 2019
  • Schedule: Mon-Thur, 9AM - 4:30PM
  • Cost: $60 (Application Fee), $9,126 (Residential), $6,469 (Commuter)
  • Scholarships: Not Available
  • Housing: Live on campus or commute
  • Requirements: Rigorous high school curriculum
  • Program Website

USC Summer Programs

USC Summer Programs also offers 3D Design and Protoyping and Introduction to Video Game Design, which may interest some high school students interested in these engineering-related fields. 

  • Dates: June 14 - July 11, 2020
  • Application deadline: April 24, 2020
  • Age group: High School Sophomore, Junior, or Senior in Fall 2019
  • Schedule: Mon-Thur, 9AM - 4:30PM
  • Cost: $60 (Application Fee), $9,126 (Residential), $6,469 (Commuter)
  • Scholarships: Not Available
  • Housing: Live on campus or commute
  • Requirements: Rigorous high school curriculum
  • Program Website