Summer High School Intensive in
Next-Generation Engineering

We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and will update this page. We are engineers, so we are problem solvers -- we are already brainstorming about how to radically reshape SHINE in case it needs to be remote. Innovation is our specialty, so we thank you for being patient and flexible while we work creatively and diligently to offer some form of SHINE this summer. If anyone wants to remove their SHINE application or be refunded for any deposits or payments made, we can do that. Please send all questions to the SHINE team at  And stay healthy!

      June 15 - July 31, 2020    

Regular deadline: March 30

SHINE has many researchers conducting engineering research in medicine (biomed, chemical, mechanical and electrical engineering are all important in medicine). See the overview page for these labs, highlighted with a MEDICAL! note at the beginning of the description.

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.