The Williams College Summer Science Program (SSP) is a five-week program, which runs from late June to early August and is meant to immerse students in science before matriculation at Williams. SSP introduces participants to both the demands and rigors of the academic year as well as the exceptional science opportunities at Williams College. The program includes weekly lectures in mathematics, chemistry, biology; formal course work in literature and writing; laboratory work in chemistry; and geology field work. In addition, many other co-curricular events and activities provide a full experience for all SSP students. Participants will also meet upperclass Williams students engaged in science research on campus during the summer.
The program seeks highly motivated and hard working individuals who are interested in studying science and who come from underrepresented minority groups or from families with little or no college experience.