• Designed specifically for high school students on an ambitious STEM pathway, this is a unique seven-week opportunity to participate in hands-on engineering laboratory research focused on real-world problems at one of the top-ranked engineering schools in the nation. Close mentorship comes from USC Viterbi faculty and staff, graduate student researchers, plus visiting national scholars — all enveloped within SHINE’s cohort activities and network. See our research projects and culminating posters.


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Students select a research team in one of these fields of engineering:

* Aerospace
* Biomedical (CLOSED)
Chemical (CLOSED)
* Civil
* Cybersecurity/Information Sciences (CLOSED)
* Industrial & Systems (CLOSED)
Materials Science (CLOSED)
Robotics (CLOSED)

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June 19 – August 4, 2017 (7 weeks) 

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Only a limited number of highly qualified applicants are accepted to SHINE each summer. This is a non-residential program, so students will commute rather than live on campus. For students seeking an introduction to the range of college-level fields of engineering or a residential program, consider USC Viterbi School of Engineering’s 4-week summer school course – then join us in SHINE next summer. Read more about SHINE highlight here.



Each SHINE student works closely with a Ph.D. student mentor.



Prof. Megan McCain (Biomedical Engineering) with SHINE student Jezell. (L-R)



Weekly lunches provide another form of mentoring and fun.



We find time for fun, too.