Category Archives: Summer

UMass Amherst/Mt. Ida Summer Pre-College Program Fair for Grades 9-12, Jan. 25

The Mt. Ida Campus of the University of Massachusetts (777 Dedham Street in Newton) will host a Summer Pre-College Program Fair for students in Grades 9-12 on January 25, 1PM-3PM. In free workshops, students and parents can explore summer programs from 22 colleges and universities and talk with their representatives. Register here for the fair, for up to three workshops, and for a free shuttle to and from Newton Centre MBTA station. For more information, email Sarah Craig at sccraig@umass.edu.

Application Open for PROMYS: BU’s Summer Math Program for Young (Motivated) Scientists

Applications are now available for PROMYS, a six-week (July 5-August 15) residential summer program at Boston University for strongly motivated high-school students (ages 14-19) to explore in-depth the creative world of mathematics.  About 80 students are selected from a nationwide/worldwide pool based on online applications consisting of solutions to challenging problem sets, school transcripts, teacher recommendations, and short essays explaining their interest in the program.  Financial aid is available as necessary to ensure all who are selected may attend.  Applications are due March 15. For more information, see the FAQs and then contact promys@bu.edu.

Forsyth Student Scholars Summer Internship in Research

The Forsyth Institute conducts multidisciplinary scientific research in the field of oral health and its connections with heart disease, diabetes, cancers, and other health challenges. Each summer, the Institute hosts high-school students in its Student Scholars Summer Internship Program to conduct hands-on research alongside world-renowned scientists. Boston-area students currently in Grades 9-11 are invited to apply by March 15 for paid, fulltime internships during July 1 – August 21. For more information contact StudentScholars@forsyth.org.

MIT Summer Programs, MITES and MOSTEC: Apply by Feb. 1

Current Grade 11 students are invited to apply by February 1 for either or both of these summer programs from the MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs:

  • MITES (Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science):  Students attend a six-week residential summer program on the MIT campus, taking five courses (physics, calculus, life science, humanities, and a STEM elective), completing a final project, and participating in social events to build their community.
  • MOSTEC (MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community):  Students participate in a six-month (July-December) online STEM community, taking online courses and participating in a five-day conference (early August) at MIT to present their research. Students also prepare for college and beyond by engaging with STEM professionals, MIT Admissions counselors, and undergraduate mentors.

Start your application by creating an account. For more information, check the FAQs or email summerapp@mit.edu.

STEM Programs at Teen Summer Expo, Jan. 27

The 16th annual Teen Summer Expo, free and open to all, will be held January 27, 5:30-8PM at Newton South HS and will feature 26 STEM programs for students 12-18 years old. Register here or just drop by to meet with directors of a wide range of summer programs, STEM and non-STEM, for middle- and high-school students.

Apply for Broad Summer Scholars Program by Jan. 24

Applications are now open for the Broad Institute’s Summer Scholars Program for highly motivated, rising high-school seniors in the greater Boston area who have a strong interest in science. Students are matched with Broad scientists for six weeks (June 18-July 31) conducting original research and will have opportunities to explore careers in science, attend a college fair, present their work to Broad scientists in a poster session, and participate in social events. There’s no cost to apply or attend, and compensation is available for students demonstrating a financial need. Excitement for science is required, but no previous experience is needed. Apply by January 24. For more information, see this FAQ page or email bssp@broadinstitute.org.

Empow Studios and Artisan’s Asylum: Maker Innovation Summer Academy in Somerville

Empow Studios and Artisan’s Asylum are collaborating to offer a two-week Maker Innovation Summer Academy in Somerville next summer for ages 11-15 (Grades 6-10) interested in collaborative design and engineering. Choose among two-week workshops on Smart Fabrics & Wearable Technologies (July 13-24), Designing a Micro-Space Tiny Home (July 27 – August 7), and Building a Community-Powered Wheelchair (August 10-21). Use code HOLIDAY12  for early-bird discount of 12%.

Summer Programs at NuVu in Cambridge

For the fourth year,NuVu Studios in Cambridge offers summer programs in three sessions (July 6-17, July 20-31, August 3-14). Registration is now open,  with an early-bird discount until December 31.

Students may choose among 24 two-week studios, including Soft Robotics, Animated Storytelling, Social Robots, Devices for Disruption, Virtual Reality Worlds, Nutopian Cars, 3D Printed Food, and Fantasy Comics.

Kids 4 Coding: Summer Programs in Waltham and Cambridge

Kids 4 Coding, based in Atlanta, still has a few spaces available in summer programs in two Boston locations:

Bentley University in Waltham:

  • Star Wars Droids + AR Design (ages 7-9), August 5-9, August 12-16
  • Minecraft + Circuitry + Drones (ages 7-9), August 5-9, August 12-16

Lesley University in Cambridge:

  • Star Wars Droids + AR Design (ages 7-9), August 5-9
  • Roblox Game Programming: Robux Tycoon (ages 9-10), August 5-9
  • Scratch Game Design & Circuitry (ages 9-10), August 5-9
  • Minecraft Mods with Java + Python (ages 10-12), August 12-16
  • Mobile App Development (ages 13-16), August 12-16

Two End-of-August STEM Programs at “e” Inc.

“e” inc. — Boston’s environment science learning and action center — offers two one-week summer programs for ages 6-12 in late August, after many camps and summer programs have concluded:

  • Unexplored Frontiers: The Deep Ocean (August 19-23)
  • 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.