Category Archives: Summer

Worcester Polytechnic Institute Summer STEM Programs for Grades 5-8

Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s Pre-Collegiate Outreach has space available in the following summer STEM programs for students who will be entering Grades 5-8 in the fall.  Register here.  For more information, email or call 508-831-4900.

Ignite Series (Grades 7-8)

  • Advanced Robotics Session 1, 2, 3:  July 10-14, July 17-21, August 7-11.  Prior experience in LEGO Mindstorm programming is required.
  • Art of Designing Games (Girls only):  July 10-14
  • Music Technology:  July 24-28

Spark Series (Grades 5-6)

  • Crime Scene Science:  August 7-11
  • Jr. Robotics Challenge (Girls only):  August 7-11
  • Music Technology (Grade 6 only):  July 31-August 4
  • Physicspalooza:  July 24-28

STEM Pathways: One-Day Summer Training in Synthetic Biology for Grades 10-13

STEM Pathways — a Boston University/MIT outreach program for synthetic biology — will host three one-day Training Sessions in Synthetic Biology this summer for students entering Grades 10-12 or freshman year of college. The sessions will be held 10AM-4PM on May 27, June 10, and June 24 at 610 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston. Register online at least two weeks before the Saturday session you select. For more information, email

Bunker Hill Community College STEAM Summer Enrichment, Ages 8-14

Bunker Hill Community College will offer its STEAM Summer Enrichment Program for ages 8-14.  No experience is necessary.  Six one-week courses are offered in two sessions defined by age:  9AM-Noon is for ages 8-11, and 1-4PM is for ages 11-14. Register online.

  • Make Your First Video Game:  July 10-14
  • App Attack!:  July 17-24
  • Make Your First 3D Video Game:  July 24-28
  • Code Breakers:  July 31-August 4
  • Minecraft Modders:  August 7-11
  • App Adventuers – The Next Level:  August 14-18

The program is also recruiting teachers — from all content areas — for these courses. Training in relevant technology and software will be provided. Contact Jack Chan at or Amber Georgieff at 443-600-5212.

NuVu’s Summer Programs

NuVu Studio will offer four summer programs in Cambridge and one in Scituate:

Edge on Science: Summer Engineering Program for Ages 9-14

Edge on Science offers these summer programs for budding scientists and engineers at Regis College in Weston and Gann Academy in Waltham:

Each is a project-based introduction to engineering using drawings, tools, hardware, measuring instruments, computer applications, and modeling. They are week-long day programs (except for Hydraulics, which is 3 days) with fewer than 7 students per instructor.

“e” Inc.’s Summer Science Discovery Program

“e” inc.’s Summer Science Discovery Program offers two one-week sessions at the end of the summer for ages 6-12 at the Discovery and Action Center on the Harborwalk in the Charlestown Navy Yard:

  • August 21-25:  Monkeyin’ Around
  • August 28-Sept. 1: Luv Bugs!

Boston Leadership Institute: Summer STEM Programs

The Boston Leadership Institute provides hands-on research experience to outstanding high-school students on the campus of Dana Hall School in Wellesley, Boston’s Longwood Medical Area, and Bentley University/Gann Academy in Waltham. These programs are one-week and three-week summer courses such as Applied Physics, STEM Entrepreneurship, and Marine Biology Research.

Newton Summer Programs for Middle-School Students

The City of Newton has published a web page of summertime resources and opportunities for middle-school students, including a catalog of summer programs for Newton youth in Grades 5-8. STEM-related programs include Emagination Computer Camps, Environmental Science Program, The Innovation Institute, Newton Community Education, and River Adventure Camp.

BU Codebreakers Summer Program for Girls in Grades 9-10

Boston University is hosting CODEBREAKERS, a new four-week non-residential summer program for girls in the greater Boston area who are currently in Grades 9-10 and interested in learning the fundamentals of cyber-security as it relates to forensics, law, and computer programming. The program will run 9AM-3PM at BU’s Computer Laboratory, July 10-August 4, and will include lectures, hands-on training, visits to technology companies, and guest speakers to explore career opportunities. No experience in cyber security or computer programming is required. The cost is only a $100 registration fee for those accepted. Lunch is included. Applications (including two recommendations) are due May 1. (Undergraduate and graduate students may apply here to teach in the program.)

Boston College’s iDESIGNS Summer Program for High School Students

Boston College’s iDESIGNS Institute will host a two-week summer program in which 20 U.S. students entering Grades 10-12 will learn and collaborate with students from the JinLing High School (Nanjing, China) in designing and developing hydroponics systems. The program will be held in twice (July 10-21 and July 24-August 4), and the cost is $1000 per two-week session. Each day will include coursework 9AM-3:30PM and supervised free time in makerspace and science lab 3:30-5:30PM. The focus will be on learning about engineering design, hydroponics, coding, and Chinese culture. Applications are due April 24. For more information, contact program manager Rajeev Rupani at