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Adventures in Extraordinary Chemistry in Extraordinary Lives

As a budding chemist, try out hands-on experiments that will help you connect real-world situations with science.

Have you ever wondered about the cosmetics, food, and medicine you use? This adventure will help you uncover the science – and chemistry – behind those and many more. Practice concepts from chemistry, the science that investigates the very small, to understand the large.

An expert in USC’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry will show you that a sparkle of imagination has created a constellation of essential, amazing products. Using various techniques and equipment, discover how chemistry is touched by and used in our everyday lives. Study career fields and what it takes to be a chemist.


Program Dates

  • July 8-13 for Rising 9 - 12 grade students


Program Fees

Choose from:

  • Commuting Scholar - $575
  • Commuting Scholar Plus Evening - $665
  • Residential Scholar - $975


Plus $25 lab fee.


July 15-20 for Rising 6 - 9 grade students

This camp is now full. You may still apply to be put on a wait list. Apply online and choose this course. We require a $200 deposit to be placed on the wait list. Your deposit will be refunded to you if the scholar is not able to move from the wait list and enroll in the course.