UC Davis

California State Summer School for Mathematics & Science (COSMOS)

innovation begins with education

Preparing the next generation of STEM leaders

July 9-August 5, 2017*
*UC Irvine ends on August 4, 2017


The COSMOS 2017 Application cycle CLOSES at 5pm (PST) on Friday, February 17th.  This includes the student application, the parent/guardian (payment) portal and the teacher recommendation portal.  All online materials must be submitted by the 5pm deadline to be considered for admission.  Transcripts, $30 check payments, and financial aid documentation (optional) postmarked on or before Friday, February 17th will be considered, materials postmarked after the deadline will be confidentially trashed.

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. The application will be available online January 17th, 2017.


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