USC's Young Researchers is a six-week summer program. We match USC Ph.D. students and faculty mentors with motivated rising seniors in high school to conduct scientific research. Students experience first-hand university-level research while attending weekly workshops that provide basic knowledge about college applications and pursuing degrees in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields.
AT A GLANCE
YOUNG RESEARCHERS PROGRAM
Due to COVID-19, the Young Researchers Program is now being revised to be completely online. Our summer session will be focused on assisting high school rising seniors to help write a general college statement for the upcoming application cycle, as well as, provide access to our Tuesday/Thursday 12PM weekly seminars. You must still apply to participate in YRP but we are waiving the recommendation letter. No college acceptance or monetary compensation of any sort is guaranteed for participating in our program. Weekly seminars will include college-based topics (Financial Aid, College Opportunities, etc.), college-life topics (Imposter Syndrome, Diversity Panels, etc.) and Scientific talks from USC faculty and students about various science opportunities for college and beyond.
YOU MUST HAVE COMPUTER/WiFi ACCESS TO JOIN OUR WEEKLY SEMINARS! WE CANNOT PROVIDE YOU WITH EITHER COMPUTERS OR WiFi.
We, the coordinators of the USC Young Researchers Program, recognize the systemic racism that leads to the underrepresentation of Black and Brown voices in academia and in the STEM fields. We recognize that systemic racism permeates across all societal institutions, including ones that are tasked to protect and serve our communities. This leads to dire and enduring injustices for our Black and Brown neighbors.
YRP emphatically supports the Black Lives Matter movement in the US and similar movements around the world. We join these movements to demand the dismantling and reform of all societal institutions that have engrained cultures of racism and discrimination. Black and Brown lives are invaluable and must be treated as such.
"This was such a great opportunity and I learned a lot from it"
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Get in touch with Young Researchers Program to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.