STEM Summer Programs for High School Students
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STEM Areas and Summer Learning Opportunities
Pre-College STEM Summer Programs
STEAM Summer Programs
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Featured Summer STEM Programs for High School Students
Summer Space Camps – the Learning Center at Pari
The sciences involved with space are a part of the STEM field. As technology and science continues to advance, new discoveries are made about the atmosphere, other planets, satellites, and more.
The Learning Center at Pari offers two summer camps that enable students to learn about space and the sciences that are are connected to this area (e.g. astrobiology). The summer camps takes place a previously used NASA site. Participating students have the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge about the universe by learning from experienced instructors, collaborating with peers, and interesting experiential activities.
The summer camps also enable students to engage in project-based research, unique simulations, exciting discussions and more.
STEM topics are embedded throughout the summer camps, as participants gain insight into the areas of science and technology in the context of astronomy and space.
Participants: High school students and middle school students.
Learn more: The Learning Center at Pari
High School Engineering Program at Michigan State University
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. There are typically multiple sessions of the program that are run during the summer.
Participants: High school sophomores, juniors, and seniors that meet the eligibility requirements.
Learn more: Summer STEM Program
Tulane University STEM Summer Programs
There are a number of summer STEM opportunities that are hosted by Tulane. This pre-college program consists of classes that are designed help students become more familiar with and gain more insight into the STEM areas.
One of the important aspects of this program is that enables high school students to choose the main topic of focus. Students opt for summer classes in STEM areas such as electrical engineering, cutting-edge technology, advanced mathematics, biomedical studies, chemistry, and many more.
Through the program, students can take a course that includes aspects such as experiential learning, lab-based projects, and high-level discussions. Students also have a chance to interact with new peers and learn from instructors with experience in a particular field.
This program has a residential or commuter for students.
Participants: High school freshmen through seniors.
Learn more: Summer STEM Programs at Tulane
Examples of STEM Summer Programs for High School Students
- 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)