What is YSPA?

image of YSPA participants, courtesy of M. Faison

YSPA is a 2-week online + 4-week residential research and enrichment program for 32 rising high school seniors who are interested in astronomy, physics, math, computer programming, and other science and tech fields.

YSPA has a small student-to-faculty ratio (32:5), so students get to know each other and the faculty very well.  It’s a summer experience like no other.

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Dates and Location

YSPA 2020 dates TBA in December 2019. The program will take place at the Leitner Family Observatory and Planetarium (LFOP) at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.  Participants also live and dine in one of the residential colleges at Yale. 

Image of LFOP from David Thompson Architects

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Apply to YSPA

Thank you for your intererest. 
The application peroid will open for the YSPA 2020 program on December 15, 2019.

YSPA Participants

YSPA Class of 2019