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Alumni Perspectives

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  • Long Term Benefits - comments from hundreds of alumni spanning the entire 50+ years of SSP

    "I can't imagine my life without this amazing summer. SSP undoubtedly changed who I am for the better, and showed me a world of opportunity outside of the small town where I live." -Austin Richardson SSP '13

    "What surprised me was that the rigors of learning orbit determination did not have the greatest impact in shaping my outlook on life and my future career - the social experiences did. Academically SSP is both rigorous and unique, but what makes it very special and very dear are the social, 'coming-of-age' experiences that I am absolutely certain cannot be had anywhere else. The bonding, the late night discussions, and the whole experience, are unparalleled even years later."
    -Ryan Kabir SSP '00

    "SSP remains the most academically cohesive and intense educational experience I have ever had. That, I suspect, is true for most who are fortunate enough to attend it. If it weren't for SSP my vision would be narrower, my aspirations less ambitious, and my life less rich. I don't exaggerate."
    -Dr. E.C. Krupp SSP '61, Director, Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles

Students and Faculty of the Summer Science Program 2014, Westmont College (CA) campus
 


Students and Faculty of the Summer Science Program 2014, New Mexico Tech campus