Category Archives: Summer

Boston Tech Mom: Math Programs for Kids in Mass.

Boston Tech Mom (“a parent’s guide to raising a future techie”) has published a very useful, comprehensive list of Math Programs for Kids in Massachusetts — for both year-round and summer.

SCOOP High-School Summer Internships at Boston Children’s Hospital

Student Career Opportunities Outreach Program (SCOOP) is a summer student internship program at Boston Children’s Hospital for 10 students currently in Grades 9-11.  The internships are for 24 hours per week, July 8 – August 15. Read the SCOOP brochure and apply (with a 500-word essay and two recommendations) by March 1. For more information contact Eva Gómez at

Empow Studios: Summer Camps in Virtual/Augmented Reality

Empow Studios in Newton will offer two-week summer camps focused on virtual reality and augmented reality for students entering Grades 7-12: July 22-August 2 and August 19-30 — in addition to their other summer camps.

Brown University Summer STEM Program for Students Entering Grades 9-10

Applications are now open for Brown University’s summer STEM program for students entering Grades 9-10 next fall. It’s a residential, two-week program running June 23 to July 5 on the Brown campus in Providence, RI.

Empow Studios: Vacation Camps

Empow Studios will offer NanoCamps December 26-28 over the winter school vacation. And for a limited time, Empow is offering a 12% discount on registrations for its 2019 camps over school breaks and summer vacation.

Yale Young Global Scholars: Apply by Feb. 6 for Summer

Yale Young Global Scholars is a summer academic enrichment and leadership program bringing students worldwide to attend lectures and seminars and also work in capstone project groups on global problems, conducting rigorous background research and proposing solutions. The program offers ten interdisciplinary sessions:  three sessions in each of three two-week blocks on the Yale campus and one session in Beijing. Need-based financial aid is available and students from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply by February 6.

Summer Research Science Institute at MIT: Apply by Jan. 15

The Research Science Institute hosts 80 accomplished high-school students in a rigorous summer STEM research program at MIT, June 23 to August 3, combining on-campus coursework in scientific theory and off-campus work in STEM research.  Students first participate in a week of intensive STEM classes, then conduct five-week individual research projects with mentors, and finally prepare written and oral presentations of their results. The program is designed for students entering senior year in the fall, but exceptions for younger students will be considered. Except for a $65 application fee (which may be waived upon request), the program is free to students.  Applications are due January 15.  For more information, email RSI.

MIT Women’s Technology Program for Grade 11, Apply by Jan. 15

MIT’s Women’s Technology Program is an intensive, four-week summer residential academic program for girls currently in Grade 11 to explore engineering through classes, labs, and projects.  Separate programs are available for Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (40 students) and Mechanical Engineering (20 students).  Applicants must have strong curiosity about one of these fields (but no direct experience in it yet) and also excel in math and science.  Applications are now available online and are due January 15.  There is no fee to apply.  The cost for attendees is $3,500, and financial aid is available.  For more information, first check the program’s FAQ and then email

Broad Institute Summer Scholars Program: Apply by Jan. 25

The Broad Institute in Cambridge offers the Broad Summer Scholars Program (BSSP) invites highly motivated, Boston-area, high-school juniors with a strong interest in science to spend six weeks with Broad scientists to conduct original research projects in areas such as cancer biology, psychiatric disease, chemical biology, computational biology, and infectious disease. Students will also explore scientific careers, attend scientific talks, present their research to the Broad community in a scientific poster session, attend a college fair; participate in social events, and meet other students with similar interests. No previous research experience is required. There is no cost to apply or attend, and compensation is available for students demonstrating a financial need. Applications are due January 25. Students who apply may also have their application considered for a new April vacation week program, Broadie for a Week. For more information, see the FAQ page or email Rachel Gesserman at

Register for NuVu Summer Programs, Ages 11-18

Registration is now open for summer programs at NuVu Studios in Cambridge, which are each offered 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. There’s an early-bird discount for registrations before December 31.