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UCSC Research Intensive Summer Experience
Study at a leading global research institution
The Research Intensive Summer Experience offers high school students an unprecedented opportunity to gain exposure to world-class science, research, and labs at the famed University of California, Santa Cruz and its Silicon Valley campus.
You will engage and learn from top-notch professors, industry professionals, post-doctoral fellows, and Ph.D. students.
This program covers a wide range of astronomy, biology, physics, chemistry, and engineering topics aimed at strengthening science acumen, teamwork, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
What to expect
- Participate in active research projects
- Immerse in college academia, learning the essential skills for success
- Develop critical thinking through research questions and projects
- Experience living at the UC Santa Cruz college campus in beautiful coastal California
- Enjoy immersive studies in the Silicon Valley Campus
- Tour San Francisco Bay area college campuses and companies
Who should attend
Students transitioning from freshman to sophomore or from sophomore to junior year in high school with an interest in exploring research as a career or attending a research university.