Discover even more in the world of science with these programs.
Drexel University Materials Camp The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University, in conjunction with the ASM International Philadelphia "Liberty Bell" Chapter, hosts Materials Camp®, a week-long, hands-on academic day camp designed to introduce high school students to the exciting and important field of materials science and engineering. Materials Camp® provides the perfect opportunity for high school students to explore the field of materials science and engineering. No cost! Deadline: April 14, 2018
Drexel University Material Science and Engineering Summer Institute The Drexel University Materials Science & Engineering Summer Institute will give aspiring scientists and engineers the chance to learn about how atomic elements arrange themselves to form the materials that are all around us. Furthermore, the Summer Institute will emphasis how variables in processing of materials determine physical, mechanical, electrical and thermal properties. Through hands-on science and engineering activities, students will gain an understanding of how materials impact the fields of energy, biotechnology and electronics. Sustainability and nanotechnology will be a theme woven through all of the modules. The learning environment will include work in the Innovation Studio, a materials science and engineering laboratory, and the Centralized Research Facility with includes advanced microscopy equipment. The week will culminate with presentations in which students will discuss their results from group projects. Deadline: June 1, 2018 Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) Kick start your university studies in computer science with an unforgettable summer program at Google. Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI) is a three-week introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology — especially students from historically underrepresented groups in the field. As CSSI students, you will learn programming fundamentals directly from Google engineers, get an inside look at some of Google's most exciting, emerging technologies, and even design and develop your very own application with fellow participants that you will showcase to Googlers in local offices. As part of the program, we are also offering one-time academic scholarships to a number of selected students. These students will receive 10,000 USD (for those studying in the US) or 5,000 CAD (for those studying in Canada) for the 2019-2020 school year. Applicants will have the opportunity to opt in to be considered for a scholarship when filling out the program application.
iD Tech Summer Camp At iD Tech, kids and teens of all skill levels discover coding, AI, machine learning, film, robotics, and game design, developing the in-demand skills needed to compete at Pennsylvania companies like Google, Facebook, Microsoft, and Schell Games. Programs are offered at Arcadia University, Bryn Mawr College, Lehigh University, UPenn, Villanova University, West Chester and more.
The Monell Science Apprenticeship Program An intensive eight-week internship allows students to participate in structured research experiences, as well as in a number of enrichment activities. The budding scientists gain an increased appreciation of the chemical senses, and also valuable experience in the world of working scientists: a demystification of science, the development of critical thinking skills, and hands-on experience of the scientific process. Follow-up evaluations from past participants show that the vast majority of apprentices pursue degrees in science. To learn more about the Monell SAP, please explore the links at left. Deadline: TBD
National Inventors Hall of Fame Summer Internship Designed exclusively for high school and college students, our Leadership Intern program reinvents summer volunteer opportunities. Leadership Interns work closely with Camp Invention® and Invention Project® participants to help them explore STEM concepts and become creative thinkers who can invent a better tomorrow. For high school sophomores, juniors, seniors and college students, our Leadership Intern program is the ultimate college application or resume builder. Camp Invention and Invention Project participants need great leaders, so don’t miss this unique opportunity to gain mentoring skills and leadership experience, as well as Intellectual Property knowledge. Deadline: Rolling Penn State Abington: Math Options for Girls Do you have a unique interest in math and science? Did you ever wonder what an engineer or a biochemist does? Students are invited to participate in this uniquely designed program intended to help girls explore and experience the many different career choices available in fields involving science, technology, engineering, and math. Students will participate in hands-on activities and lab experiences led by instructors and professionals working in these high demand careers, as well as, prepare themselves to apply for these jobs in the future. Deadline: Rolling
Penn State Abington: Meteorology - Forecasting Your Future! Do you want to forecast better than the meteorologists on television? Do you want to find out what you could do with a Meteorology degree besides television? Come to Meteorology Camp and find out! Receive hands-on training and join us for lab activities and field experiments that expand your knowledge of atmospheric sciences. Learn to collect important data and use computer forecasting models to make important connections. Students will work in teams to enhance peer communication and participate in a weather forecasting contest. The week will culminate in a storm design scenario in which campers choose a theme and actually play the role of a meteorologist. Deadline: Rolling
Penn State Abington: Rocking With Rocketry Come and explore the basics of rocketry through a variety of hands-on experiments. Participants will learn rocket construction techniques and the science involved in rocket-powered flight. Together campers will create a plan for their rockets by applying what they have learned about real rockets to the construction of their own water-fueled rocket. Campers will learn how to calculate the altitude and range of their ballistic missile rockets as the week comes to end with the launching of their rockets. Deadline: Rolling
Penn State Abington: The Science of Forensics Learn how to use science to solve crimes in an interesting way. Campers will learn about biotechnology and how forensic scientists use DNA fingerprinting to identify the unique differences in each person's DNA to solve a crime. The week is filled with "who-done-it" mysteries where campers use detective reasoning to become investigators. Many special and unique exercises on the "power of observation" and critical thinking will be introduced and delivered in a hands-on and interactive format. This is a great program for those interested in the fundamentals of scientific investigation, forensic science, anthropology, biology, anatomy, art and general science. Deadline: Rolling
Penn State Abington: Science of Magic and The Brain How does your brain interpret magic? What is perception, and how does it always result in us being fooled? You can be a magician, but why does magic work? Learn about how your brain works and why magic can fool us all. This camp will teach you to amuse and amaze your friends with nothing more than a deck of cards, a few coins, and a hidden trick or two. Take a personality test to see which side of your brain you use the most. Make your own optical illusions and test them on your friends. Learn the secrets of famous magicians and hone your performance skills. It's fun to be fooled, but it's more fun to know how magic works! Deadline: Rolling
Research Science Institute RSI is the first cost-free summer science & engineering program to combine on-campus course work in scientific theory with off-campus work in science and technology research. Spots are open for high-achieving juniors interested in STEM fields. Application fee waivers are available by contacting RSI. Deadline: January 15, 2019
Secondary Student Training Program The Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP) is a program of the Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, at The University of Iowa. This program offers students unique experiences, both academically and socially. Participants conduct scientific research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Students spend approximately 40 hours a week working in labs on The University of Iowa campus. Deadline: February 1, 2019
Simons Summer Research Program Established in 1984 as an outreach program for local high school students, the Simons Summer Research program now attracts applicants from all across the country to the Stony Brook campus: Simons Fellows are matched with Stony Brook faculty mentors, join a research group or team, and assume responsibility for a project. The Simons Fellows conclude their apprenticeship by producing a written research abstract and a research poster. In addition to learning valuable techniques and experiencing life at a major research university, Simons Fellows attend weekly faculty research talks and participate in special workshops, tours and events. At the closing poster symposium, students are presented with a $1,000 stipend award. Deadline: January 23, 2019
Steppingstone Scholars, Inc. From July 9th - August 3rd, current 9th - 12th graders will have the opportunity to work with robots at the University of Pennsylvania Engineering Department. The course is from 9AM to 4PM and runs from Monday to Friday. Participants will interact with the world renown University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab and learn computer science. Lunch is provided and participants have the opportunity through PYN to earn up to $700 for participating! Deadline: May 18, 2018
Summer Science @ Jefferson SummerScience@Jefferson is a 4-week program which aims to foster an appreciation of the role of science in everyday life, to promote an informed understanding of scientific issues that appear in headlines in the news, and to familiarize students with the vital and expanding field of biomedical sciences. The instructors for SummerScience@Jefferson are faculty members of the various Colleges at Thomas Jefferson University who are passionate about sharing their knowledge with high school students through lectures, discussion, and hands-on laboratory experiences. The culmination of the program is a student presentation day, during which the students present formal presentations on a topic of their choice, which may be based on theoretical knowledge, laboratory experiences, and possibly interactions and observations with Jefferson researchers.
The Summer Science Program SSP is an immersion into experimental science, designed to challenge and inspire talented rising seniors from around the world. Working in teams of three, participants complete a research project from beginning to end: either in Astrophysics – near-earth asteroid imaging and orbit determination – or (new in 2017) Biochemistry – fungal enzyme inhibition and drug discovery. Each team acquires its own original data and performs its own analysis. Field trips and guest speakers round out an intense 39-day schedule. The experience changes their lives, and the benefits continue for life Deadline: March 1, 2019