Dear operation twelve community,

It is with great sorrow that we are writing to let you know that we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2022 pre-college programs season of operation twelve laboratories.

Coming to this decision has been incredibly challenging for our year-round staff and for our laboratory, and we know that it is a sad day for you as well. We have been so grateful for your patience as we all monitored and evaluated the program's holding and hoped for a better outcome. Unfortunately, the program fell short on funding for this year. We know that this is the best decision for the well-being of students, our staff, and our researchers.

That said, we will be back in 2023!

In the meantime, our directors are working on a variety of ways to stay engaged with students and schools world wide. We will continue to serve our mission in ways that fit with the realities of our current situation. We will be working throughout the year to evaluate and improve all of our programs so that the operation twelve experience will be better than ever in the summer of 2022.

We will reach out individually to applicants who have applied for this summer and will invite them to potentially reapply fro the during the summer of 2022.

You are constantly in our thoughts and we cannot thank you enough for your support and commitment during these difficult times.


Youssef Alan Franci
Director and CEO