SMASH Program

(Summer Math and Science Honors)


*Due to COVID-19, the SMASH UCLA Academy has transitioned to the SMASH Virtual+ Academy with classes offered online for 3 weeks. The program duration has been reduced to 3 weeks and will be held from July 6 – July 24, 2020*

SMASH Academy

Application Opens: November 2, 2019

Program Dates: June 25, 2020 – July 30, 2020

Number of Students: 20 – 40

Grade Level: Current 9th graders

Application Process: Students can start the application by clicking here.

Application Deadline: March 1, 2020  (However,  students must register to verify their email by February 15, 2020)


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




Prepare students from underrepresented communities to be competitive in STEM related studies at competitive universities


Educate students about graduate school opportunities and encourage consideration of this pathway to pursuing STEM-related studies or careers


Encourage a sense of social responsibility through promotion of critical thinking, civic awareness and leadership