Today’s most promising high school students will be tomorrow’s scientists and engineers, doctors and entrepreneurs – the people who invent the future – but only if they realize their potential. Gifted teens have unique needs not often met in their schools: for role models, intellectual challenge, true peers, and the confidence to dream bigger dreams.

SSP is an immersion into experimental science, designed to challenge and inspire talented rising seniors from around the world. Working in teams of three, participants complete a research project from beginning to end: either in Astrophysics – near-earth asteroid imaging and orbit determination – or (new in 2017) Biochemistry – fungal enzyme inhibition and drug discovery. Each team acquires its own original data and performs its own analysis. Field trips and guest speakers round out an intense 39-day schedule. The experience changes their lives, and the benefits continue for life.

Our Case for Support is the best concise introduction to what we do, what we want to do next, … and how you can help make it happen.

June 18 – July 26

SSP in Astrophysics @ New Mexico Tech
SSP in Biochemistry @ Purdue

June 25 – Aug. 2

SSP in Astrophysics @ CU Boulder

July 8

Open House Day at New Mexico Tech
Open House Day at Purdue Univ.

July 15

Open House Day at CU Boulder

Dec. 15

Applications open for 2018
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Feb. 2, 2018

Deadline for 1) all non-U.S. citizens and 2) U.S. citizens attending school outside of the U.S.

March 2

Deadline for U.S. citizens attending school in the U.S.