Energy of STEM

The K-12 STEM Center develops strategies and builds initiatives to meet the needs of a diverse population, specifically in efforts to increase the representation of female students and African American/Black, Hispanic/LatinX/Latine, Native/Indigenous students in its STEM programs, such as Mission Science. Some of those efforts include outreach, mentorship, and scholarships. However, all STEM Center programs are open to all students in compliance with Federal and State law, as well as University policy.


What we offer

During the Energy of STEM Summer Camps, students will have the opportunity to explore concepts around Physics, Coding, Energy, Electronics and more! The camps will include demonstrations and lessons, hands-on projects and group-work, and time for connecting and sharing with peers in a fun, engaging environment. Activities will be led by SoCalGas employees with support of USC Viterbi Center staff and USC students​.​

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, you will only be contacted if your student is selected for the program. We apologize that we cannot respond to all applications.

Application Process

Part 1: Student Application 

Part 2: Teacher Recommendation 

Note: Middle School Students that are applying for Summer Engineering Camp & Project Payload are automatically considered for Energy of STEM as their second backup option.

Cost: Free

Date: July 15 to July 19, 2024 (tentative)
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Who: Elementary school (3rd, 4th, and 5th graders) and

High School (8th, 9th and 11th graders)

Where: In Person (At USC Main Campus)

Deadline extended to Sunday, May 12 at 11:59pm PT
Nueva fecha de entrega - El domingo, 12 de mayo a las 23:59 PT

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Deadline extended to Sunday, May 12 at 11:59pm PT.

Nueva fecha de entrega - El domingo, 12 de mayo a las 23:59 PT.

Decisions will be made by no later than Friday, June 7th! Please check your emails and junk/spam mail. Both parts of the application (Student Application and Teacher Recommendation) must be complete for consideration.

How do I learn More?

For questions, reach out to our center at
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Published on May 1st, 2024

Last updated on May 17th, 2024