Summer High School Intensive in
Next-Generation Engineering

All university-sponsored events, on and off campus, are canceled or postponed until a later date. At this time, all of our summer programs that begin on or after June 15 will go on as planned. Please use our Parents Page for past virtual event recordings and our Resources Page for additional high-quality online STEM resources for teachers and families.

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      June 15 - July 31, 2020    

Applications are closed for 2020.

Designed specifically for high school students on an ambitious STEM pathway, SHINE is a unique seven-week opportunity to participate in hands-on engineering laboratory and/or computational research focused on real-world problems at one of the top-ranked engineering schools in the nation. Close mentorship comes from USC Viterbi faculty, staff, and especially the graduate student researchers -- all enveloped within SHINE's cohort activities and network. Now in its sixth year, SHINE has alumni in most of the nation's top engineering schools, including here at USC Viterbi, MIT, UC Berkeley, Duke, U Penn, and more. See our research projects and culminating posters. Read about SHINE alumni who now attend USC Viterbi. See a SHINE alumna's contribution to a peer-reviewed paper from the Smith lab published by the Royal Society of Chemistry.