The application period for the Summer Math and Science Honors (SMASH) 2011 closes on February 27, 2011.
Each year LPFI selects high-potential, low-income high school students of color to participate in the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focused SMASH Academy.
SMASH Academy is
- A one to three-year 5-week summer math and science enrichment program;
- For high achieving, low-income high-school students of color;
- Focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM);
- Successful in preparing scholars for college and achievement in higher education;
- Free of cost.
SMASH scholars also receive year-round academic support including SAT prep, college counseling, financial aid workshops and other activities to ensure continued academic success.
Goals of SMASH
- Prepare students from underrepresented communities to be competitive in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) related studies at competitive universities.
- Educate students about graduate school opportunities and encourage them to eventually attend in order to further pursue professional, STEM-related studies or careers.
- Encourage a sense of social responsibility through promotion of critical thinking, civic awareness and leadership.