STEM Summer Programs for High School Students
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STEAM Summer Programs
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Michigan State University in East Lansing Michigan offers summer STEM programs for high school students as well as those in younger grades. The programs are designed to enable students to explore and enhance their knowledge in areas such as engineering, technology, and robotics.
One of the programs offered at Michigan State is known as the High School Engineering Institute. This program is intended to help students gain insight into the field of engineering. In particular, it enables high school students to consider majors in engineering as well as potential career options. The program features experiential learning, collaborative work with peers, interactions with faculty members, and the opportunity to meet current students at the university who are studying engineering. This STEM summer program is also designed to be residential and to give students the opportunity to stay on a college campus. Participants are high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors that meet the eligibility requirements for the program. There are typically three sessions of the program that are run during the summer.
Another summer program for high school students that is offered by Michigan State focuses on technology and it is called Make a Game of It. In particular, this program has an emphasis on computer programming, video game design and computer software development. This summer camp experience is designed for students who are considering a major in the area of computer science. Participants engage in hands-on activities and have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in areas such as developing software. In addition, students have the opportunity to interact with a professor from the College of Computer Science and Engineering as well as current students in this area at the university. The program can be particularly useful for high school students who are interested in majoring in Computer Science or another STEM field. Participating students in this program can stay on the university’s campus to a get a preview of the college experience. This summer program is designed for high school juniors and seniors.
Michigan State also offers other STEM-based summer programs. The programs are offered for a variety of age groups and some of them are residential whereas others are designed for commuter students.
Examples of STEM summer programs include:
- Barnard College STEMinists in Training Summer Initiative (learn more on the New York summer programs page)
- Boston Leadership Institute Summer STEM Programs (learn more on the Massachusetts summer programs page)
- University of Colorado Summer STEM Programs (learn more on the Colorado summer programs page)
- COSMOS Summer STEM Programs in California (learn more on the California summer programs page)
- Florida State University Young Scholars Summer Program (learn more on the Florida summer programs page)
- Oregon State University STEM Academy Summer Camps (learn more on the Oregon summer programs page)
- Western Washington University Summer STEM Programs (learn more on the Washington summer programs page)