About Summer Interdisciplinary Teams Experience (SITE)
The SITE Program is a 3-week-long summer program open to CSUN students in Physical Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Computer Science majors. Approximately 40 students have been selected from an application process designed to create small interdisciplinary teams. Each team will be assigned to one of four projects, each of which has scientific and social relevance to Southern California. The teams will meet six hours a day (9 am to 3 pm)
, five days a week, for three weeks. Students who successfully complete the summer experience will receive a $1,000 payment and be eligible for priority registration in Fall 2018.
The next SITE program will take place June 6, 2018 - June 24, 2018
How SITE Works
Students will be assigned to one of four projects. Each team will consist of 10 students who will engage in a multi-disciplinary project, mentored by a CSUN faculty project leader. At least two projects each year will relate to sustainability efforts on campus. Each project leader will arrange for faculty collaborators from at least two other CSUN departments to lead lectures and/or activities during the project so that students gain multiple perspectives on the relevance of the problem and the technical and scientific knowledge needed to solve the problem. At the end of the three weeks, each team will present their solution to a real-world problem that required integration of knowledge from the different disciplines.