This precollege enrichment program features college-level instruction in astronomy, math, physics and computer programming for able science students. Working in teams of three, students perform a research project in celestial mechanics from start to finish, in the process determining the orbit of an asteroid using their own observations, measurements and software. Educational and recreational field trips and guest speakers supplement lectures and project work. Although most participants are rising seniors, a handful of academically accelerated rising juniors gain admission each year. SSP operates at two locations: Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA, and the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in Socorro, NM.
|Name||Summer Science Program|
|Program Focuses & Features||Astronomy, Basketball, Computer Science, Cross-country, Golf, Hiking, Math, Science, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee, Weight Training|
|Grade Range (rising grades)||11-12|
|Age Range||Residential — Coed Ages 15-17|
|Director||Richard Bowdon, Executive Director|
|Residential Fee||$3950 (+$100), 5½ weeks.|
|Dates & Sessions||June-Aug; 2 sessions, 5½ weeks long|