When is YSSS 2021?
The program will run from July 12, 2021 to July 30, 2021.
What will I do during the YSSS Program?
Each week you will spend at least 20 hours at your chosen mentorship site working with your mentor, other researchers, and fellow YSSS participants as well as completing independent tasks. At some sites students will spend most of this time working closely with a faculty mentor. At other sites, students will work in virtual labs with teams of researchers and develop closer relationships with graduate student mentors. You will experience the excitement of discovery resulting from hard work and careful attention in research and creative activities. Please note that most sites host a small group of students but there may be some that host only one.
On three evenings throughout the program, scholars will explore their interests further through exposure to fun, engaging activities designed to inspire an enhanced enthusiasm for learning.
You will get a glimpse of some of the experiences of a college student as you take responsibility for getting yourself to your site and all required activities prepared and on time. In addition to having site mentors, you will also be assigned to a program counselor who will meet with your site group daily and help you navigate the entire experience.
At the end of the program, scholars will present their work at an Academic Showcase.
What mentorship sites are available for 2021?
Please see our Mentor Sites page for detailed descriptions of the mentorship sites.
Can I earn college credit for Participating in YSSS Virtually?
Unfortunately this year we are not able to offer college credit.