Summer High School Intensive in
The K-12 STEM Center follows all University guidelines for protecting students, families, teachers, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic: no events on or off campus, and staff are working remotely.
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.