With 20+ years of experience, iD Tech offers week-long summer computer tech camps for boys and girls ages 7-17 in an upbeat, collaborative environment in over 150 locations, including these in Massachusetts: Lasell College (Newton), Olin College of Engineering (Needham), Bentley University (Waltham), Harvard Law School, MIT, Curry College (Milton), St. Mark’s School (Southborough), Endicott College (Beverly), UMass Lowell, and Amherst College. Classes average 8 students (maximum 10) per instructor. Besides top-of-the-line technology and instruction from proven curricula, these summer camps offer fun camp activities such as dress-up days, outdoor events, gaming tournaments, and music-video parodies. Summer courses can be integrated with iD Tech’s year-round Online Private Lessons in a long-term skills development program, iD Tech Pathway.
To receive a $75 discount, use code NEWTONSTEM19 when you register before August 22. Courses fill up quickly. Changes are permitted without additional fees any time until three weeks prior to your course. id Tech also offers all-girls camps, Tech Academies for ages 13-18, and an advanced capstone program. For personal course recommendations, call 888-709-8324.
Tech Savvy is a one-week summer STEM program for girls entering Grades 7-8 next fall. It’s run July 22-26, 9AM-4PM, by the Boston Girls STEM Collaborative. Each day starts and ends at BU’s Photonics Center and includes activities at a different university: Northeastern, BU, UMass Boston, or Harvard. Typical activities include learning how how to use a 3D printer, developing a phone app, using circuits to build a dance pad, creating an animation for telling a story or an interactive game, and building robots and bridges. The cost ($250, or $50 for those with demonstrated financial need) covers all activities, transportation, and lunch. Online registration is open until May 15. Those who are accepted will be asked to submit signed waivers and payment. For more information, email email@example.com.
Design the Future is an immersive, six-day summer program in STEM and design thinking for high-school students. It’s held on the campuses of six universities, including Boston University, where it will be held in two sessions: June 10-15 and June 17-22. Teams of high-school students work with a university design coach and a person possessing a physical disability to create solutions to real problems faced by individuals such physical disabilities. See this video and detailed information about the BU sessions. To attend an information session about the program at BU on March 28 at 7PM, RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the third year,NuVu Studios in Cambridge offers summer programs in three sessions (July 8-19, July 22-August 2, August 5-16):
Students may choose among 24 two-week studios, including Soft Robotics, Fantastical Droids, Musical Prosthetics, AI Neural Networks, Bio Design: Synthetic Biology, Beyond Earth, Future Augmented Reality Games, Food Fabrication Lab, and Digital Street Couture.
The Massachusetts Life Sciences Center is facilitating and funding summer internships for Massachusetts high-school students who are at least 16 years old and currently in Grades 10-12. The Summer Apprenticeship Challenge program connects these students with employers throughout the state and subsidizes intern stipends for six weeks) so that life sciences companies and academic researchers can hire interns. Employers do the interviewing and selection, then provide a mentor and a hands-on learning experience. Employers sign up here and students sign up here. For more information, email email@example.com.
iCode, which will open its STEAM programs at 73 Central Street in Wellesley in June, will host a free Demo Day at the Wellesley Library on March 23, 9:30-11AM. Pre-registration is requested. For more information, or to enroll in summer programs, contact the Campus Director, Pam Peck, at 781-291-3131 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Empow Studios STEM Enrichment Center in Newton has opened registration for:
- Summer AR/VR Camp: Summer camps focused on virtual reality and augmented reality for ages 12-17, in two-week sessions: July 22-August 2 and August 19-30.
- STEM After School Club: For the 2019-20 school year, the new curriculum includes Augmented & Virtual Reality, teaching math through technology, a new electronics track, and a bigger focus on collaboration and group projects.
“e” inc. — Boston’s environment science learning and action center — will offer two one-week programs in its summer series, Unexplored Frontiers: The Deep Ocean (August 19-23) and The Solar System & Beyond (August 26-30). To register, scroll down their program page to find the forms to print out and return (by USPS mail or email) and then pay online or by USPS mail.
Kids 4 Coding, based in Atlanta, offers full-day and half-day summer programs for ages 7-16 in two Boston locations: Bentley University in Waltham and Lesley University in Cambridge. The following programs are offered during some weeks in one or both locations:
Star Wars Droids + AR Design
Minecraft + Circuitry + Drones
Creative Code: Art, Music & Game Design
Team Robotics & Programming
Game Design + Augmented Reality (AR)
Raspberry Pi & Python
ROBLOX: Code, Design & Publish Games
Team Robotics + Visual Programming
Mobile Apps + Augmented Reality (AR)
Micro:bit & Swift Programming
Build Your Own Take-Home Laptop (Waltham only)
Game Design (Waltham only)
VR Design Experience with Unity & Oculus Go (Cambridge only)
Robotics Engineering & Coding (ROBOTC)
Boston University offers several U-Design summer STEM workshops for students entering Grades 7-9, in two separate sessions (8:30AM-4PM) at the BU College of Engineering. Students pick one workshop per session:
- Robo-Alley (July 8-12 and July 15-19 )
- Electrical & Mechanical Gizmos (July 15-19 )
- Flight School 101 (July 8-12)
Registration is limited to 20 students per session. Cost is $425 ($400 for additional sessions), and limited scholarships may be available for those in need. For more information, see this brochure or call 617-353-6919 or e-mail email@example.com.