SMASH Program

(Summer Math and Science Honors)

*SMASH UCLA will not be recruiting and admitting students for the 2020-21 academic year. 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 Virtual Academy

Dates: July 5 – August 3, 2021

Site competition: July 30, 2021

Regional competition: August 2, 2021

National competition: August 4, 2021




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