June 18 – August 3, 2018

Applications for 2018 program open in November 2017.

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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SHINE 2017 participants selected research teams in the following engineering fields:

* Aerospace
* Biomedical
* Civil
* Cybersecurity/Information Sciences
* Industrial & Systems
Materials Science

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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.