SIP is open to all high-school students

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Did you know that girls outnumber boys by a ratio of 3:2 in SIP?
A majority of the high-school students who have participated in the program are female. This is especially remarkable considering that most SIP projects are computational in nature and/or in the physical sciences (e.g., astronomy/astrophysics, engineering, physics), areas in which women continue to be severely underrepresented.

Did you know that students from 72 different high schools have participated in SIP?
SIP may have started with three students from a private school in San Jose (Harker) in 2009, but in the short span of time since its inception, the program has included students from 62 different California high schools, a school each in Massachusetts, Oregon, Indiana, Idaho, New Jersey, and even five international schools. See the full list of high schools below.

Did you know that the fraction of SIP interns from public schools has increased steadily over the years?
The percentage has gone from 0% in year 1 of SIP (2009) and 13% in year 2 to 40% in 2014 and even farther to 63% this past summer (2015). Of the 72 high schools that have been represented in SIP so far, 45 (nearly two-thirds) are public schools. The program is actively seeking to increase the fraction/number of public school participants (see below).

Did you know that SIP offers scholarships?
A total of 9 full scholarships and 5 partial scholarships were offered in 2015 on the basis of need. Going forward, we anticipate offering a larger number of need-based scholarships each year.

Click here for a one-pager about diversity in SIP in 2015 and plans for 2016

Read more about SIP’s ongoing efforts to increase diversity …

Reaching out to Santa Cruz, Watsonville, San Francisco, San Jose, and other public schools
SIP is actively building partnerships with Alvarez HS (Salinas), Downtown College Prep (San Jose), Fremont HS (Sunnyvale), Pajaro Valley HS (Watsonville), Soquel HS, Watsonville HS (e.g., through the Watsonville Ivy League Project), other Santa Cruz area public schools, and San Francisco public schools (through Minds Matter of San Francisco, an organization that works with motivated students from low-income families).
Partnering with outreach programs and other organizations
SIP is working with Google, UCSC’s Educational Partnership Center and the programs under it, UCSC’s Broader Impacts Office, and Minds Matter of San Francisco to increase the diversity of its intern pool and to specifically reach out to disadvantaged students. The SIP program continues to have close ties UCSC’s COSMOS and MAGIC (More Active Girls in Computing) in order to ensure that there is a steady flow of students from these two programs into SIP.
Offering financial assistance to students who cannot afford the cost of attending SIP
In the past, SIP has offered limited financial assistance to students/families who could not afford the cost of housing. Now that SIP is charging for the academic program, we are offering a number of need-based full and partial scholarships to offset the academic program and campus housing fees for students from low-income families.
List of high schools whose students have participated in SIP
Name of high school Type Location
Abraham Lincoln High School Public San Jose, CA
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Public Santa Clara, CA
Alsion Montessori Early College High School Private Fremont, CA
Amador Valley High School Public Pleasanton, CA
The Anglo-American School of Moscow Private Moscow, Russia
Aptos High School Public Aptos, CA
Aragon High School Public San Mateo, CA
Archbishop Mitty High School Private San Jose, CA
Ardenwood High School Homeschool Newark, CA
Balboa High School Public San Francisco, CA
Bellarmine College Preparatory Private San Jose, CA
Boise High School Public Boise, ID
Carlmont High School Public Belmont, CA
Carmel High School Public Carmel, CA
Carondelet High School Private Concord, CA
Castilleja School Private Palo Alto, CA
Castro Valley High School Public Castro Valley, CA
Clovis North High School Public Clovis, CA
The College Preparatory School Private Oakland, CA
Crystal Springs Uplands School Private Hillsborough, CA
Cupertino High School Public Cupertino, CA
Dougherty Valley High School Public San Ramon, CA
Downtown College Prep El Primero High School Public San Jose, CA
Evergreen Valley High School Public San Jose, CA
Francis Parker School Private San Diego, CA
Georgiana Bruce Kirby Prep School Private Santa Cruz, CA
Harbor High School Public Santa Cruz, CA
The Harker School Private San Jose, CA
Henry M. Gunn High School Public Palo Alto, CA
Homestead High School Public Cupertino, CA
Irvington High School Public Fremont, CA
Kehillah Jewish High School Private Palo Alto, CA
The Latymer School Private London, UK
Lawrenceville School Private Lawrence Township, NJ
Leigh High School Public San Jose, CA
Leland High School Public San Jose, CA
Los Altos High School Public Los Altos, CA
Los Gatos High School Public Los Gatos, CA
Lowell High School Public San Francisco, CA
Lynbrook High School Public San Jose, CA
Menlo School Private Menlo Park, CA
Mentoring Academy Private Oakland, CA
Miramonte High School Public Orinda, CA
Mission San Jose High School Public San Jose, CA
Monta Vista High School Public Cupertino, CA
Mountain View High School Public Mountain View, CA
Multinational School Private Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Notre Dame High School Private Belmont, CA
The Nueva School Private San Mateo, CA
Pacific Collegiate School Public Santa Cruz, CA
Palo Alto High School Public Palo Alto, CA
Park Tudor School Private Indianapolis, IN
Phillips Academy Private Andover, MA
Pinewood Academy Private Los Altos Hills, CA
Presentation High School Private San Jose, CA
Redwood High School Public Larkspur, CA
Saint Francis High School Private Mountain View, CA
San Mateo High School Public San Mateo, CA
Santa Cruz High School Public Santa Cruz, CA
Saratoga High School Public Saratoga, CA
Scappoose High School Public Scappoose, OR
Scotts Valley High School Public Scotts Valley, CA
Sentinel Secondary School Public West Vancouver, BC, Canada
Shanghai American School Private Shanghai, China
South Gate High School Public South Gate, CA
Soquel High School Public Soquel, CA
Stanford Online High School Private Stanford, CA
Valley Christian High School Private San Jose, CA
Watsonville High School Public Watsonville, CA
Willow Glen High School Public San Jose, CA
Yerba Buena High School Public San Jose, CA
York High School Private Monterey, CA