Feedback from Previous Participants
“Thanks so much for this amazing opportunity! I loved every moment of my experience–from time spent with mentors, to the other students, to conducting research–and I hope many more students will have the same great time at SIP as I did!”
“This is an awesome, awesome program! I know it’ll grow and attract more hardworking and intelligent students!”
“I was astounded by the breadth of research that occurs at UCSC. In my department, I felt that the faculty were among the world’s leading experts in the field!”
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. For one thing, the mentors are special. They pour so much energy and passion into their work — whether through formal research mentorship, educational seminars and talks, or casual lunchtime chats. And the students here are amazing as well. Spending nearly two summers alongside like minded peers, I not only learned from talking about our projects and academics but also had tons of fun exploring UCSC’s lovely forests and relaxing on the beach together. SIP is intellectually enriching, fun, and set on a beautiful campus. What more could one ask for?