Mission Science is a hands-on, minds-on school-based STEM program, primarily supported by USC Good Neighbors, where elementary and middle school students become “tinkerers and makers” while learning STEM concepts in an informal atmosphere by working on projects, experiments and activities. The sessions are led by undergraduate USC Viterbi students who design projects and document student success. Students also participate in field trips and open-ended inquiry based projects with their teachers.

For over 20 years, years, Mission Science has provided authentic STEM experiences for over 6,000 elementary and middle school students. Many of which have pursued careers in the STEM fields. Mission Science currently serves over 300 elementary and middle school students and 11 teachers.