Science & Innovation Summer Camp

The Experience

The Science & Innovation Camp will provide cutting edge instructors and state-of-the-art facilities for talented Latin American, Caribbean, and Spanish first-language U.S. high school-level students. The scholars will have one-on-one collaborations with university professors, laboratory & field experience, and site visits, at one of the most prestigious science and technology universities in the nation.

The program extends beyond science education; it provides young scholars a wide range of science experiences to help them discover that the world of science is well within their grasp and reestablishes the importance of an interdisciplinary methodology based on practical skills rather than mere theoretical science concepts. By the completion of the program, students become Institute of the Americas STEM Ambassadors, have direct access to an international alumni network, and understand that their scientific aspirations are not limited by their backgrounds, ethnicities, or socio-economic statuses, if they wish to pursue a STEM career.

Join Us for the 2019 Science & Innovation Camp

La Jolla, California

Scholarship Application

The basic requirements for this program are:

  1. Age between 14-18 years
  2. Have completed 1 science course
  3. Current student at "pre-university" or "high school" level
  4. Interest in studying Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics at university level
  5. Spanish speaker
  6. GPA of 3.5 or higher


Contact Us

Institute of the Americas
10111 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA 92037 UC San Diego Campus




Institute of the Americas

For over 30 years, the Institute of the Americas has promoted sustainable and inclusive economic growth, productivity, and prosperity in the Americas through public-private sector collaboration, research, training and capacity building.