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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 
Laboratory (JPL)

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

5. Camping

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.

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