Student Science Training Program


Summer 2015 will mark the 57th consecutive year of the University of Florida Student Science Training Program (UF SSTP). More than 5100 academically talented students from around the world have completed this rigorous summer residential research program since its inception in 1959.

The SSTP is a seven week residential research program for selected rising juniors and seniors who are considering medicine, math, computer, science, or engineering careers. The program emphasis is research participation with a UF faculty research scientist and his or her research team.

Students engage in the ongoing research of the faculty-mentor for 28 hours each week, attend a lecture series on current research topics, and participate in a UF honors seminar class. Students enrolled in a Florida high school have the option to earn dual enrollment credit.

UF SSTP alumni have gone on to attend the University of Florida and other prestigious universities such as Harvard, Oxford, Johns Hopkins and Stanford. They have become doctors, researchers, educators, engineers, and CEO’s of their own companies.

 2015 Program Dates: June 7th – July 24th

2014 Detailed Schedules:

Week 1
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6

 Informational Materials:

General Schedule

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2015 SSTP Application Materials
(Available December 2014):

Teacher Endorsement Form
Academic Record Form
Scholarship Application Form
2015 SSTP Counselor Application Materials
(Available December 2014):

Counselor Application
Counselor Application Requirements
On-Line Counselor Application

SSTP Sponsoring Partners:

Science 4 Life

Heart of Volusia

Smallwood Foundation