Preparing the next generation of STEM leaders
July 7-August 3, 2019
ONLINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE JANUARY 4TH, 2019 5:00 PM (PST)
DEADLINE FOR ALL APPLICATION MATERIAL IS FEBRUARY 4ST, 2019 11:59 PM (PST)
IMPORTANT UPDATE ON RECOMMENDATION REQUIREMENT FOR COSMOS APPLICATIONS:
Due to the evolving labor dispute in a number of California school districts, no recommendations
are required or accepted for 2019 applications.
COSMOS is an intensive four-week summer residential program for students who have demonstrated an aptitude for academic and professional careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects. Talented and motivated students completing grades 8-12 have the opportunity to work with renowned faculty, researchers and scientists in state-of-the-art facilities, while exploring advanced STEM topics far beyond the courses usually offered in California high schools. Through challenging curricula that are both hands-on and lab intensive, COSMOS fosters its students’ interests, skills, and awareness of educational and career options in STEM fields.
Students apply to one of the four University of California’s COSMOS campuses — UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC San Diego and UC Santa Cruz. While each campus employs the best practices in STEM education, the curriculum of each program builds on the unique teaching and research expertise of its faculty and host campus. Each campus can only accommodate about 160-200 participants, so selection is competitive. A typical COSMOS student has a GPA of 3.5 or above. Students must have achieved academic excellence.