2022 Program Information

Application Deadline: May 16, 2022

Student Orientation: June, date TBD

Program Dates: June 15 - July 29, 2022

Poster Symposium: July 29, 2022

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, 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!).

Note: We are planning to be in-person in 2022, though we may need to go online depending on COVID-19 developments.

2. Weekly Lunch Seminars

Every week, students will attend a seminar on different topics designed to help them with applying to 

college, find scholarships, become a successful college student, and 

identify career options in STEM fields. Lunch is provided if in-person.

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. 

Note: We are in the process of planning this trip and really hope to make it happen, but it's not guaranteed yet. We will update this page when we know it's for sure!

4. NASA Jet Propulsion 
Laboratory (JPL)

We tour NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA. 

Note: We are not yet sure if this trip can happen in 2022. To be announced.

5. Camping

In past years, we have gone on a camping trip and provided our students with basic camping instruction. No prior camping experience is required.

Note: We are not yet sure if camping will happen in 2022. To be announced.