Research Engineering Access Camp for High-School REACH Program


REACH Program dates: Saturdays from October 8-December 17th (All Remote).


What is REACH?

The  USC Viterbi K-12 STEM Center's REACH program aims to help students strengthen their STEM identity and understand the ways that engineering research benefits society. The goal for REACH participants is to learn more about how future opportunities in SHINE or other research programs can help them create a powerful college and career pathway. Students will also learn how to contribute valuable skills to the region and the nation. 

During this program students will: 

  • Commit to a total of approximately 20 hours remote sessions (see schedule below)
  • Learn about engineering research and how your courses and extracurricular activities can all tie together to benefit society
  • Complete a hands-on engineering project
  • Network with USC Viterbi’s SHINE students and alumni
  • Explore different types of engineering fields 
  • Visit USC Viterbi laboratories and become familiar with a university setting
  • Attend a workshop to learn how to write high impact personal statements for extracurricular, internships and college applications
  • Develop and use leadership and communication abilities
  • Learn the importance of applying to STEM opportunities, extracurriculars and more!

If you have any questions, please contact the USC REACH Team at


Please visit the USC Office of Youth Protection and Programming to find out how we protect your child and how you can as well. We have included here for your convenience: 

Information for Parents, Guardians and Caretakers 

As a trusted adult in a child’s life, parents, guardians and caretakers play an important role and are uniquely equipped to help them understand and assert personal boundaries, develop healthy relationships, and spot potential problems before they develop into bigger ones. We want you to feel informed about what’s in place to help keep your child safe while participating in a youth program, camp, activity, or event (referred to as “Covered Activity”) at USC, how to recognize when something isn’t quite right, and to feel empowered to report any concerns you may have.

Published on September 29th, 2022

Last updated on November 12th, 2022