The University of Southern California is pleased to present the Young Researchers Program, a summer STEM research opportunity for local high school rising seniors.

"My favorite part of the program would be the lab where I was able to, hands on, gather data for my presentation." - student
"I just wanted to say that this program gave me a lot more than I expected. It's so awesome to be a young researcher and participate in a poster symposium. I was nervous about it at first, but I realized that I knew more than what I gave myself credit for. It's so cool! I'm just really excited about science, and especially research now." - student
"I learned about how the research process works...and how to make a poster!" - student
"The field trips were a great idea as they allow the students to view how different types of science work in different environments." - student
"I had an amazing time this summer...It is something that I will never forget, and is one of the most important moments of my life. Because of the program, I am now 100% sure that I want to become a scientist. Thank you." - student
"It was more than I expected and I definitely learned a lot and I did meet new people!" - student
"Your program has granted these students the confidence they need to succeed in higher education." - teacher
"It was great for us, I think we both learned a lot." - mentor
"The most important thing/lesson I learned was to be more confident in myself." - student
"Make it longer please! Great program overall." - mentor