Los Angeles

Themes & Dates

July 13-17: Environmental Health, Climate Change and Renewable Energy
July 20-24: Science of Play and Entertainment
July 27-31: Biomedical Engineering and Dissection
August 3-7: Aerospace, AI and Automation
Learn more about these courses >> Download the daily academy schedule >>

Site Location

University of Southern California
University Park Campus
Los Angeles, CA 90089
United States

*One day per week will be offsite on a field trip.

Our Academy is on a college campus so that girls can picture themselves pursuing higher education in the future.

Questions about this location? Email info@projectscientist.org.

Field Trip Expeditions

Girls will be on an expedition one day per week. These expeditions give girls an opportunity to interact with female STEM professionals, participate in hands-on activities, and tour exciting STEM workplaces.

Expedition Site Hosts

July 13-17: Coming Soon!
July 20-24: Coming Soon!
July 27-31: Coming Soon!
August 3-7: Coming Soon!


$795.00 per week

*No refunds will be offered.

Current Promotions


Siblings Discount: Get 10% off total bill when you sign up 2 or more siblings! No code required.

*Discounts cannot be combined. The system will auto apply the greatest discount per application.

Financial aid available! In order to provide more girls with our high-quality Summer STEM immersion, we offer full and partial scholarships through tiered-model pricing based on income levels. Your award may cover 100%, 75%, 50% or 25% of the cost of camp. All scholarship applicants must attend a minimum of 3 weeks to be eligible for financial assistance. Learn more about our financial assistance program.

Meet Your Site Director!

Jessica Stellmann
Site Director

Jessica Stellmann is a Geological Sciences Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Southern California where she uses computer models to investigate how the Earth's interconnected climate, ocean and biological systems respond to phenomena such as the tectonic collision of India with Asia (which made the Himalayas!) and massive volcanic events called Large Igneous Province Eruptions.  She also works with USC Dornsife's Joint Educational Project (JEP), a service-learning organization that places undergraduate students in community service positions throughout the University Park community and beyond, as a graduate assistant. Jessica is passionate about science communication and education; in her spare time, she volunteers with JEP's Wonderkids and Young Scientist Programs to support their efforts to increase access to emerging technology and hands-on science curriculum in 2nd-5th grade classrooms in University Park. Jessica has worked with Project Scientist since 2017, and in the past 2 years has served as Site Director for 3 Academy Locations (LMU, USC and Concordia University). She is excited to be returning for the 2020 Summer Academy as the Site Director for our LMU and USC locations.

Hear From a Project Scientist Parent

Amy Elaine Wakeland, First Lady of Los Angeles

“Eric and I are big fans of Project Scientist. We like that girls as young as four years old can come to this summer science academy and think of themselves as scientists. Not only is the quality of the teaching very high, it’s also great fun. We also like the model of Project Scientist, which brings together a diverse group of girls from a variety of schools and background levels with like-minded goals and interests around the sciences. Our daughter Maya’s first camp ever was a sports medicine camp with Project Scientist when she was four. In all, she’s attended Project Scientist for 3 years and in particular loved the dissection camp this year. We believe Project Scientist is well worth the community’s support. It’s a vital force for educating the next generation of scientists and developing girls into scientific leaders.”