Welcome

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 will take place July 7 through August 4, 2019 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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Application Deadline

Apply to YSPA

Now accepting applications for YSPA 2019.
Applications are due on March 10, 2019

YSPA Participants

YSPA Class of 2018