Category Archives: Summer

Kids 4 Coding: Summer Programs in Waltham and Cambridge

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:

Ages 7-9:
Star Wars Droids + AR Design
Minecraft + Circuitry + Drones
Creative Code: Art, Music & Game Design
Team Robotics & Programming

Ages 10-12:
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)
Python 101

Ages 13-16:
Game Design (Waltham only)
VR Design Experience with Unity & Oculus Go (Cambridge only)
JavaScript & Mobile App Development
Robotics Engineering & Coding (ROBOTC)

BU’s U-Design Summer STEM for Middle Schoolers

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 u-design@bu.edu.

iCode STEAM Programs Opening in Wellesley in June

iCode will open its STEAM programs in its Wellesley location (73 Central Street) starting in June. These will include after-school programs and summer programs in Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Digital Arts, 3D printing, Game Design and Development, Mobile App Development, and Electronics. For more information, or to enroll in summer programs, contact the Campus Director, Pam Peck, at 781-291-3131 or pam.peck@icodeschool.com.

Harvard MEDscience Summer Program

Registration is open until March 31 for Harvard Medical School’s MEDscience summer programs for students currently in Grades 9-12:

Beaver Works Summer Institute: STEM at MIT for HS Seniors

Beaver Works Summer Institute (BWSI) is a rigorous, world-class STEM program for rising high-school seniors offered by MIT and Lincoln Laboratory. It’s free and runs July 8 – August 4, and this year it will offer ten courses:

  • Autonomous RACECAR Grand Prix
  • Autonomous Air Vehicle Racing
  • Autonomous Cognitive Assistance (Cog*Works)
  • Hacking a 3D Printer
  • Medlytics
  • Embedded Security and Hardware Hacking
  • Build a Cubesat
  • Unmanned Air System–Synthetic Aperture Radar
  • Remote Sensing for Crisis Response
  • Assistive Technology

There’s a multi-step process to qualify and apply. Students must first submit a nomination/reference from a STEM teacher or school administrator in order to receive an application for the free BWSI Online Education Program, which the student must complete in order to apply for the summer programs.

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

Applications are now available for PROMYS, a six-week (June 30-August 10) 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 April 1.  For more information, see the FAQs and then contact promys@bu.edu.

Einstein’s Workshop Summer Camp at Lasell College, Grades K-9

Einstein’s Workshop will offer a summer STEM camp in Newton for students entering Grades K-9 in the fall, with four weekly themes: Coding, Robotics, Making & Inventing, Game Learning. It will be held July 22 – August 16, 9AM-4PM (with 6PM extended-day option) at Lasell College’s STEM and Technology Center (1844 Commonwealth Avenue, Newton). Einstein’s Workshop designs each day with morning and afternoon classes interspersed with breaks, team-building activities, and Minecraft or free play each day. Two separate discounts: 5% for registering by February 28 and 5% when registering more than one child.

Register Now for Tufts CEEO Summer Programs, Grades K-8

Registration is open for summer Design and Engineering workshops, running 9AM-3PM at Tuft’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO). Register ASAP, using the links below, as space is limited and will be assigned as paid registrations are received. Grade levels are as of Fall 2019.

CSRecitations: Summer Computer Science Classes

Enrollment is now open for summer computer-science classes at CSRecititations in Natick (4 Mechanic Street, Suite 102). Their small classes draw students from a wide area.

  • Introduction to HTML (Web Design): Grades 9+
  • SAT Math Prep: Grades 9+
  • Advanced Scratch Game Studio A (Grades 5-6)
  • Advanced Scratch Game Studio B (Grades 5-6)
  • Private Tutoring in Computer Science or Mathematics (Grades K-10)

LLRISE: MIT Lincoln Laboratory Summer Radar Program for Rising High-School Seniors

MIT Lincoln Laboratory offers the Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers (LLRISE), a two-week summer workshop for 18 rising high-school seniors to build small radar systems. It’s free and includes room and board. It will be held at Lincoln Laboratories in Lexington, MA, July 14-27. Students from a wide range of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications must be printed and postmarked (or completed online) by March 31, including transcripts, standardized test scores, and two teacher recommendations. For more information, contact LLRISE@LL.mit.edu.