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Continuing Education Programs

  • Scholars work in a chemistry lab at USC.

    A USC Chemistry Lab

    For some, this is the first time working in a chemistry lab.

  • Adventures in Chemistry

    Hands On Approach

    Scholars learn properties of chemicals through experiments.

  • Adventures in Chemistry

    Show and Tell

    On Friday, scholars explain to friends and family what they have learned throughout the week.

  • Adventures in Chemistry

    Experiments are cool!

    Scholars have fun while learning.

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 7 - 12 for Rising 9 - 12 grade students

  • July 14 - 19 for Rising 6 - 9 grade students


Program Fees

Choose from:

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

Plus $25 Lab Fee