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The University of California, Irvine’s academic-year program is open to Southern California students who have a passion and enthusiasm for engineering and computing. This program provides an opportunity for qualified students to participate in autonomous systems activities.

Student eligibility criteria include

  • An interest in engineering and computing
  • Basic knowledge of calculus, science, computer science or engineering
  • At least one calculus course or science course with a lab

The University of Southern California’s academic-year program allows qualifying community college students to participate in the Rocket Propulsion Laboratory at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering.

Student eligibility criteria include

  • A demonstrated interest and aptitude in aerospace and/or mechanical engineering
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Enrollment in or completion of college-level calculus

Caltech’s academic-year program is open to southern California students who have an interest in science and knowledge in physics and mathematics. The goal of the program is to provide undergraduate STEM students with experience and exposure to graduate education and the research environment

Student eligibility criteria include

  • An interest in science
  • Some exposure to physics and mathematics
  • Have taken or are currently taking calculus and physics courses