Summer Programs

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The Young Scholars Program offers future scientists and engineers a unique opportunity for a hands-on, paid, research experience while still in high school, with a focuse on laboratory research, career exploration, and education and career counseling. The program is open to Boston area applicants who have completed either their sophomore or junior year of high school.
MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States
Our four-day summer program is an on-campus introductory science and engineering program for girls entering ninth grade in the fall. The camp provides an introductory sampling of hands-on science and engineering activities mixed with high school preparatory sessions. Girls build motorized LEGO® cars, experiment with strobe-light photography, “breed” LEGO fish cells to understand the relationships between genes and traits, and more. Any girl who can commute to our program on the MIT campus is eligible to attend.
Cambridge, MA, United States
The MIT Women’s Technology Program (WTP) is a rigorous four-week summer academic and residential experience where female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer after 11th grade .
Artemis is a five-week summer program for rising 9th grade girls focused on computer science. Participants learn computer languages such as Scratch, AppInventor, HTML, CSS, and Python.  They also are introduced to robotics, cryptography, artificial intelligence, and circuits. In addition, they learn how computer science is applied in the real world by hearing from guest speakers and going on field trips. BU undergraduates and/or graduate students lead the program. Lunch is included each day. There is no tuition, but a nonrefundable registration fee of $100 is required of all participants.
The Summer Science Academy program for middle school students provides valuable exposure to careers in health and science education through field trips, intensive science instruction, and opportunities to explore careers in health care.  Students spend the summer at BWH as paid scholars working on research and linking scientific concepts to real-life applications within the hospital.
During the summer, we inspire middle school students through robotics. Our summer robotics program is fun and interactive and generally  run from early July to mid-August at several sites around Boston and Lawrence. Volunteers are welcome to visit any of the recurring sessions throughout the week at our different sites.

The camps will culminate with an exciting Robotics Tournament on the last day of the program August, students will be able to showcase the robots they built and have them compete against the robots of other students in the program.

The NUSSP is a two-week academic day program that emphasizes increasing students’ mathematics and science knowledge and skills while introducing them to college life and stimulating their interest in science and engineering as a potential career path. Each day, students will attend classes that include problem solving, research, critical thinking and communication skills incorporated with biology, chemistry, physics, environmental sciences, earth sciences, engineering, technology, design concepts, and field excursions.
MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States
Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) is a rigorous six-week residential academic enrichment program for promising high school seniors – many of whom come from underrepresented or underserved communities – who have a strong academic record and are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering. This national program stresses the value and reward of pursuing advanced technical degrees and careers while developing the skills necessary to achieve success in science and engineering. In 2015, MITES served 68 students hailing from 22 states, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Jamaica, Mexico, and Malawi.
The Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers (LLRISE) program is a summer workshop teaching 18 students how to build small radar systems. This summer STEM program is a FREE two-week residential project-based enrichment program for outstanding students currently in their junior year in high school. This workshop is typically held the end of July
West Roxbury MA
i2 has been developed with the goal of engaging middle school children in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Partnering with some of the world’s leading STEM organizations, i2 broadens a child’s exposure to STEM with a wide variety of new, innovative courses not seen in traditional middle school education.
7-week summer programs for 10th-11th grade girls to learn 
coding and get exposure to tech jobs
University Road, Boston, Suffolk, MA, United States


Young women in grades 8-12 in Boston are invited to a two week entrepreneurship BizAcademy this summer to learn how to start their own business. This program is free of charge thanks to the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship ( and their partners. NFTE’s Girls Empowered BizAcademy is designed to unlock the entrepreneurial mindset in young women as each participant creates her own business plan, learns about leadership from inspirational women entrepreneurs, and participates in fun activities focused on building her confidence as she prepares to be a successful young businesswoman. NFTE’s award-winning experiential program includes group work, individual learning, field trips (including one to New York City), a selling event, and a business plan competition with more than $1,000 in prizes. Local women business leaders and entrepreneurs will coach participants as they create their business plans and practice problem solving, flexibility, collaboration, critical thinking, comfort with risk, and 21st century workforce development skills. Participants will compete for a chance to win up to $1,000 in Boston, and the opportunity to move on to NFTE’s National Youth Entrepreneurship Competition in New York City to win up to $10,000!
These students spend a week in the summer at the Edgerton Center soldering electrical connections, designing sailboats, constructing LEGO cars and tracking infectious zombie plagues. The program, funded by General Electric and developed by members of the GE Women’s Network, the MIT Edgerton Center, with help from the Lemelson-MIT Program, aims to interest girls in science and technology and ultimately increase the number of female engineers.

for Lynn public school students

MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States
Through Engineering Experience at MIT (E2@MIT), high school seniors from across the country who have a strong academic record and interest in science and engineering participate in a one-week residential science and engineering enrichment program. Students complete a short project course in an engineering field; attend admissions and financial aid sessions; tour labs; meet with MIT faculty, students, and alumni; and participate in social events. In 2014, E2@MIT served a record breaking 107 students.
Boston College, Newton MA
Emagination blends technology learning with fun summer camp activities to create a well-rounded summer camp experience. Sessions are two-weeks long so campers have time to become part of a community while learning new skills like 3D animation, website design, coding, and app creation at tech camp.

For four weeks during the month of July, the Engineering Design Workshop (EDW) engages Cambridge, Boston, and Greater Boston-area 9th through 12th grade students in hands-on engineering projects. Students in this hands-on, self-motivated summer program will work in small teams to design, build, and test projects that blend engineering, art, and science. Students will have the opportunity to use many of the same tools and materials as MIT students and engineers.
dynaMIT is a completely free, week-long science program for economically disadvantaged middle school students hosted on the MIT campus.  Our program focuses on inspiring students to be interested in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) fields through fun and educational activities, challenges, and projects.
Allston, Boston, MA, United States
School’s almost out for summer, and the Harvard Ed Portal is gearing up to offer a range of summer learning opportunities for members. From learning how to build robots or how to code, to creating art projects based about your favorite books, exploring the world of art/science or how to fix your own bicycle, join us for a variety of summer explorations at the Ed Portal! Space is limited. Be sure to reserve your spot now online through FamilyID!
MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States

Each summer, 80 of the world’s most accomplished high school students gather at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for the Research Science Institute (RSI). RSI is the first cost-free to students, summer science & engineering program to combine on-campus course work in scientific theory with off-campus work in science and technology research.

Participants experience the entire research cycle from start to finish. They read the most current literature in their field, draft and execute a detailed research plan, and deliver conference-style oral and written reports on their findings.

RSI scholars first participate in a week of intensive STEM classes with accomplished professors. The heart of RSI is the five week research internship where students conduct individual projects under the tutelage of mentors who are experienced scientists and researchers. During the final week of RSI, students prepare written and oral presentations on their research projects.

MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States

Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) is a rigorous six-week residential academic enrichment program for promising high school seniors – many of whom come from underrepresented or underserved communities – who have a strong academic record and are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering.

The application for next summer will open in the fall. To be eligible to apply to MITES, applicants must be:

  • U.S. citizens or permanent residents
  • High school juniors or equivalent

We strongly encourage students from the following backgrounds to apply:

  • Underrepresented in science and engineering, defined as being African American, Hispanic/Latino or Native American
  • Underserved, defined as coming from low socioeconomic means, which may be indicated by qualification for free/reduced lunch
  • Potentially the first family member to attend college
  • Absence of science and engineering degrees in family
  • Coming from a high school with low admittance rates to top-tier colleges, especially rural or predominantly minority high schools

All applicants who meet the eligibility requirements will be considered, regardless of race or ethnicity

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