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The SIP 2014 application portal is now CLOSED

The application deadline, April 5 at 11:59PM, has passed. No new applications may be started at this point. We will continue to accept recommendation forms and transcripts for students who submitted their application and paid the application fee before the deadline.

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Latest News & Events


Click here for the most up-to-date list (UPDATED: May 1, 2014). Four new research projects have just been added and a few more are likely to be added over the next two weeks.

2013 Research Highlights

The atmosphere of exoplanets…star formation around quasars…dwarf galaxy cannibalism…SIP 2013 included more than 20 research projects in Astronomy.

Learn more about last year’s astronomy research projects

SIP was definitely one of my most rewarding academic experiences thus far. It is from SIP that I gained my love for science and my respect of the research process.
Michelle Deng, Student
Not only was I able to really dive into the exciting world of research with my very own project, but also I was able to join a community of other student researchers, working together and helping each other to make advancements and new findings.
Andrew Luo, Student
SIP is a great program that provides lifelong benefits to high school students. The mentors not only guide the students in their scientific research, but also serve as role models for the students.
Ningyue Zhao, Parent