2023 Program Information
Application Deadline: March 31, 2023
Student Orientation: June 15, 2023
Program Dates: June 15 - July 28, 2023
Poster Symposium: July 28, 2023
Attendance will be mandatory to the following if accepted into YRP:
Mentored research activities, weekly seminars, Catalina Island field trip, NASA JPL field trip, camping trip (if applicable), poster symposium.
1. Mentored Research Experience
Each student is paired with their own graduate mentor for the summer to complete a research project in the mentor's specialty. At the end of the summer, students present their project results as a poster in a public symposium (open to friends and family!).
2. Weekly Lunch Seminars
Every week, students attend a seminar on different topics designed to help them apply to
college, find scholarships, become a successful college student, and
identify career options in STEM fields. Lunch is provided.
3. Catalina Island Weekend at USC Wrigley Institute
We spend 3 days (2 nights) on Catalina Island learning about Earth and environmental science, hiking, and snorkeling. No swimming experience is required.
4. NASA Jet Propulsion
We tour NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA.
We are aiming to add a camping field trip to the summer, where we will hike, explore, and learn about the natural environment. No prior camping experience is required.
Note: We are not yet sure if camping will happen in 2023. To be announced.