Summer Science Program - SSP

In its thirty-first summer in 2018, the Summer Science Program (SSP) provides an enriching and intensive five-week immersion in science, mathematics, and English for a talented group of  incoming Williams students who are excited about science and who are from groups historically underrepresented in the sciences and/or first-generation college students.

The goals of the program are to promote and encourage continuing participation in science and science-related studies at Williams, and to provide program participants with a preview of the Williams experience. We hope that participation in SSP motivates participants to pursue research opportunities at Williams or elsewhere and that participants ultimately explore careers in science research and science education.

To apply email Professor Christopher Goh describing your interest in science and in participating in SSP. Include any relevant science experiences you have had, the major(s) you may wish to pursue at Williams, and your career goals such as medical school or further studies in a particular discipline – or you may be as yet undecided. To be considered, submit your application by May 2 (Early Admit students may apply by February 15 for an early decision on participation). The number of openings in SSP are limited, and we encourage you to submit your applications as soon as possible. We will contact you by email a few days after the May 2 deadline to let you know whether or not you are selected.

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