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Academic and Personal Development

The "SSP experience" accelerates the academic and personal development of participants. These teenagers are on the verge of choosing a college and a field of study. SSP's college-like environment gives them a sense of what it feels like to be studying science or engineering at a selective university. After the program they know whether that path is for them. And they have gained practical life-skills that will help them achieve their goals in college and beyond.

Students learn how to

  • cope with heavy academic workloads
  • live with a roommate
  • collaborate with and accommodate their peers intellectually and academically
  • manage their time
  • thrive in a relatively unstructured environment
  • help form and contribute to a close-knit community of scholars
  • balance intellectual and creative tasks, interpersonal relationships, physical activities, and relaxation
[ comments from program participants ]
Another late night in the dome for team 2.