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Students will be selected from applicants who meet these criteria:

  •     A girl or a member of an ethnic minority.
  •     A present high school freshman, sophomore or junior
  •     A student able to participate for the entire week of the program



SESEY 2012 will be the week of July 15-20, 2012. Completed applications post-marked by May 13th, 2012 will be considered. Notification of acceptance will be made by June 1, 2012 or sooner. Early application is encouraged due to limited facilities. A completed application includes three items:

1.   Application Form
  • Word Document
  • PDF format. If your browser doesn't already support PDF documents, a free copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded from Adobe.

2.   Handwritten essay in your best writing style describing yourself and your family. Include information about your activities, hobbies, awards and a statement about why you want to attend the SESEY program (1-2 pages).

3.   School transcript of grades for the previous year and first semester of this year. Your guidance counselor can provide this for you. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.

After printing out and completing the application form, send it with your completed essay, and school transcript to:

Dr. Skip Rochefort, SESEY
School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering
103 Gleeson Hall, OSU
Corvallis, OR 97331-2702

Want to get involved teaching with the SESEY program?

Several high school teachers will be selected to participate in a concurrent program involving the development of high-school level modules related to science and engineering. Participating teachers are expected to incorporate this material into their courses the following academic year. Each selected teacher will be allowed to nominate one student from her or his school to participate in the student portion of the SESEY program. Note: Interested high school science teachers should contact the program directors individually.


The program fee of $200 per student (payable upon arrival) includes room and board. Assistance, including full and partial scholarships, will be available upon request. Assistance is awarded based on need. Parents/Guardians are responsible for the student's travel to and from Corvallis.

For Further Information:
email Skip Rochefort at: skip.rochefort@oregonstate.edu
or Phone: (541) 737-2408

"SESEY was an awesome experience for me. I met a lot of great people, had extreme fun and learned a ton of stuff. If I ever have the opportunity, I would love to do it all again!" Krista Frey, 9th grade, Salem