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Summer Science Program

Rating: 5 stars   135 reviews 13,144

Nonprofit Issues:

Technology, Education

Address:

Cary NC 27519 USA

Mission:

SSP’s mission is to inspire exceptionally talented and motivated high school students to accelerate their intellectual and social development. Our college-level, residential program immerses students in a challenging science curriculum with team-based, hands-on research to solve a central scientific problem. Since 1959, we have created a cultural environment of excellence, collaboration, and creativity, and we push our students beyond anything they have previously experienced. We measure our performance by the number of alumni who look back at SSP as a formative experience and support the program for future generations.

Results:

Life-changing!

Target demographics:

High school juniors, gifted & talented in math & science.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

72

Geographic areas served:

worldwide

Programs:

Two campuses: at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, and New Mexico Tech in Socorro

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

SSP is a focused, goal-driven oriented research program. It offers the experience to conduct research on the immediate knowledge from new lectures and concepts. It is by far the most meaningful and most intensive of all the summer programs my daughter has attended. I see the benefits from different dimensions in research, in learning, and in networking,
Many thanks to SSP, faculty, volunteers, and sponsors to make this wonderful program possible for our children.

 
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My daughter learned so much from her experience at SSP; this is a fantastic program! I think it has and will enrich her pursuit in academics, and overall a wonderful way to get more involved in science and mathematics.

 
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My Daughter has attended many summer camps program since middle school, but she said SSP is the best summer camp she ever had. The program is rigorous and busy, but she enjoyed it so much and loved it.
She not only benefits from learning through the wonderful academic activities, she also benefits from other social activities, like hiking, exercising and making so many friends from all over the states and the world.
It is clear to me that SSP was very useful for my daughter, it is something she will remember forever. I would like to thank you for this very special and worthwhile program.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

My daughter finished her SSP this summer. She said that she had the most fun in a very long time during the five and half weeks. She obviously learned a lot knowledge as well. By spending time with professors, TAs and her friends, she developed critical thinking, learned problem-solving skills etc. I highly recommended SSP to every smart young people out there.

 
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SSP excels at fostering independence with community and a love for learning. In addition, participants make valuable college connections with admissions representatives. I commend and highly recommend this rigorous program of study.

 
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SSP is amazing! After spending the summer charting near earth asteroids our son has recharted his life direction. Thank you from our family!

 
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Our son was lucky enough to get to go to SSP. He learned a lot about himself and science! It's an amazing program for students on the cusp of adulthood - it helps them discover their potential.

 
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For those that wish to contribute to the wealth of human knowledge in their life, to work hard, to the best of their abilities, to see how demanding and worthwhile the world of science is, this program realizes that dream.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

SSP changed me in every sense possible. I am a new person and now even more than excited to devote my life to science. I only wish I was on some rocket ship traveling in relativistic speed so that I could spend "more" time with the amazing and inspiring people I've gotten to know here.

 
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1 person found this review helpful

Hands down best experience of my life. I made the best friends I've ever made, and I cherish every minute I spent working with my fellow students, staying up late chatting, and generally enjoying being a part of the SSP community.

 
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