CSA International STEM Winter Program

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About California Institute of Technology

About California Institute of Technology

The California Institute of Technology (abbreviated Caltech) is a private doctorate-granting university located in Pasadena, California, United States.
Although founded as a preparatory and vocational school by Amos G. Throop in 1891, the college attracted influential scientists such as George Ellery Hale, Arthur Amos Noyes, and Robert Andrews Millikan in the early 20th century.

The vocational and preparatory schools were disbanded and spun off in 1910, and the college assumed its present name in 1921. In 1934, Caltech was elected to the Association of American Universities, and the antecedents of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, which Caltech continues to manage and operate, were established between 1936 and 1943 under Theodore von Kármán.

The university is one among a small group of Institutes of Technology in the United States which tends to be primarily devoted to the instruction of technical arts and applied sciences.
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Program Summary

Small Class Size: up to 30 students
• learn engineering skills associated with building their own scientific instruments
• make extensive use of tablet-based learning software

Curriculum: for High school and rising University students who are interested in learning core science and engineering concepts and research skills from university researchers. Students will gain hands-on experience utilizing DIY instrumentation and collaborative software to perform experiments and build projects in areas relevant to community needs, including agriculture, environment, and urban planning (environmental science and unmanned aerial vehicle focused). Students will also receive public speaking skill training, writing, and expose to other humanities courses.

Please visit Caltech official page.

Application Requirement

• Ages 14-23 (High School students to University students)
• Online application
• Stringent English interview required
• Eligibility determined by Caltech CSAI and Caltech CSAI registration partner - IEG Global Corporation (IEG)

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling admissions basis (i.e. the sooner you submit your application the sooner it will be reviewed and an admissions decision will be made).


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