Are you or do you know a young female high school student, currently in the 11th grade, interested in technology? MIT Women's Technology program offers a four week residential academic experience, designed and taught by female MIT graduate students, exploring engineering through hands-on classes, labs and team-based projects. This program is geared towards students with no prior programming background.
This program is free of charge for families with incomes less than $120,000 and $3,500 for families earning more than $120,000. The program includes classes, housing and food.
This is a competitive application process with over 500 applications for 40 spots.
To learn more watch their YouTube Video or go to their website
Program Dates: June 23 - July 21, 2018
Application Deadline: January 15, 2018
The Bezos Scholars Program, founded in 2005, through the Bezos Family Foundation (founded by Jackie & Miguel Bezos, the parents Amazon founder Jeff Bezos), offers a few select rising seniors the opportunity to attend an all-expense-paid leadership development program in Aspen, Colorado. Students have the opportunity to tap into their passions and work together to address community needs.
Application Deadline: February 9, 2018
Scholars Announced: May 2018
Registration is open for students to attend introductory classes at New England colleges by college students. Programs are available for students grade 5 - 12. Check out the schools, dates and links on the Students-STEM page of our site.
Registration open for Yale Sprout. Wondering what Yale Sprout it? Check out my earlier post for the scoop!
Yale University has announced the dates for their fall Splash and Sprout High School Outreach programs. Wondering what Splash is? Check out my previous post, Splashing into Fall.
Yale Splash, for students in grades 7 - 12 , will be held on November 11, 2017. The catalog of classes has not been uploaded yet, but you can check out the spring catalog to get an idea of what classes have been held in the past. The cost of the program is $20, including lunch, full need-based financial aid is available.
Yale Sprout, for students in grades 9 - 12, will be held three consecutive weekends, attendance for all three weeks in mandatory - September 30, October 7 and October 14th. The cost of the program is $45, including lunch; full need-based financial aid is available.
Wondering what the difference is between Splash and Sprout? Splash classes are held over one day, Sprout is held over three days, allowing students to delve deeper into their topics. This years course catalog has not been released yet, but to get an idea of what type of courses might be available, check out last session's classes.
Keep up to date as more New England Splash Programs dates are release check back on my Students - Splash page.
To keep up on STEM Happenings throughout New England follow:
STEM Advocates at www.mySTEMresource.com and on Facebook and Twitter @STEMAdvocates
UMass Amherst is offering a free 4-week pre-college program, Summer Transportation Institute, funded by the Department of Transportation, for current high school students entering the 10th - 12th grade. Students will learn about career paths, including: Connected and Automated Vehicle Technology, Public Transportation, Sustainability, Aviation, Safety and Enforcement, Bicycle and Pedestrian Facilities
The program runs from July 9, 2017 - August 3, 2017. The program includes housing in a
pre-college residence (a commuter option is available as well), a full meal plan and co-curricular programs. Available space is limited, so if interested, apply soon.
Northeastern University kicks off the spring SPLASH season, with classes being held Saturday, March 18 and March 25, 2017. What is SPLASH you ask? SPLASH programs, run by university students, are held at colleges all over the country with the purpose of fostering the love of learning in young students. Students have many classes to choose from and they are on anything and everything. Parents can't select the class, the student chooses what is of interest to them. Northeastern's SPLASH program is for high school students and is offered free of charge, even providing lunch and a t-shirt for attendees. To register, click on the link through Learning U. To see additional New England programs and their program details, see the STUDENT/SPLASH section of our site.
Registration for summer programs offered through the Center for STEM Education are open. All their programs are free of cost, except NUSSP/YSP which has a $100 confirmation fee upon acceptance to the program.
NUSSP (Northeastern Summer STEM Program) - For rising 6-8th graders only. Program dates are: May 20 (Sat), June 3 (Sat), June 17 (Sat), June 26-30 (Mon-Fri)
YSP (Young Scholars Program) - For rising 12th graders only. June 26 – August 3
GE Girls - For rising 7th/8th grade girls only. July 10-14
IFTP (Imaging the Future of Transportation): For rising 9th/10th graders only. July 17-28
To keep up on STEM Happenings throughout New England follow STEM Advocates at www.mySTEMresource.com and on Facebook and Twitter @STEMAdvocates
Debbi - Proud mom of two beautiful boys who have benefited from some amazing STEM opportunities!