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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YSPA takes 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 residental colleges at Yale. 

Image of LFOP from David Thompson Architects

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2019 Dates Announced

July 7 - Aug 4, 2019

Applications for YSPA 2019 will be available on December 15, 2018 and will be due on March 10, 2019. 

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YSPA Participants

YSPA Class of 2018