SMASH Program

Summer Math and Science Honors Academy (SMASH)smash_logo
Application Opens: Nov. 2, 2015
Program Dates: June 25, 2016 – July 30, 2016
Number of Students: 20-40
Students Grade Level: Current 9th  and 10th  graders
Application  Process: Students can start the application process by going to http://smash.lpfi.org/
Application Deadline: March 1, 2016  (Although the deadline date is March 1, 2016,  students must register to verify their email by February 15, 2016)
Website: www.lpfi.org/smash

Program Description: SMASH is a free residential program hosted by the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science Center for Excellence in Engineering and Diversity (CEED) in partnership with the Level Playing Field Institute. SMASH will admit 20 – 40 current ninth and tenth grade students to participate in a five-week, intensive, computer science, math and science academy.
SMASH is geared toward high achieving, economically disadvantaged, high school students who are underrepresented in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields.

The goals of SMASH are to:

  1. Prepare students from underrepresented communities to be competitive in STEM related studies at competitive universities.
  2. Educate students about graduate school opportunities and encourage them to eventually attend in order to further pursue professional, STEM-related studies or careers.
  3. Encourage a sense of social responsibility through promotion of critical thinking, civic awareness and leadership.

For more information on the SMASH Program, contact Catherine Douglas at