Summer App Space 2017

Summer App Space (SAS) introduced the elements of computer programming and entrepreneurship via lectures, labs, speakers and final group project focusing on a space apps challenge. SAS ran June 26-August 4 2017 based at Caltech in sunny Pasadena, California. 12 participants were selected from high school teachers and students based in the Pasadena area out of over 120 applications.

Students and teacher participants received a salary as employees of Caltech as apprentice programmers. All participants learned profitable and transferable skills and contribute to real outer-space related research.

We will be unable to run the program again without sponsorship and a hired or volunteer program coordinator. Contact us about sponsorship opportunities.

Learn even more about the program here.


Summer App Space 2017 supported 12 students and 3 teachers to have three final project teams of 4 students and 1 teacher each. Students and teachers are paid to enable a diverse class for our unique program.

We received generous support, in-kind or monetary, from NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Postdoctoral Fellowship award AST-1501208, Caltech’s Center for Teaching, Learning and Outreach, PythonAnywhere,, ChowNow, the Caltech Astronomy Department, the Center for Data Driven Discovery, Pasadena High School, and several anonymous donors. Contact us about sponsorship opportunities today. We do not have the budget or staff for another year of the program without your support.