Southern California Program
University of California System
$100,000 – 2 years
COSMOS is an intensive four-week summer residential program for students with a demonstrated aptitude for academic and professional careers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Talented and motivated students completing grades 8-12 have the opportunity to work with UC faculty and scientists in state-of-the-art facilities while exploring advanced STEM topics beyond the courses usually offered in California high schools. Through challenging curriculum that is both hands-on and lab intensive, COSMOS fosters its students’ interests, skills, and awareness of educational and career options in STEM fields. Students apply to one of the four University of California COSMOS campuses – UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz. The curriculum of each program builds on the teaching and research expertise of the faculty at the host campus. With W. M. Keck Foundation support, a minimum of 36 low income students from Los Angeles will receive financial assistance enabling them to attend the program over the next two years.
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