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ACADEMIC YEAR PROGRAMS for girls in grades 9-12

SET in the City: During this one-day event, young women in high school learn about cutting-edge research and careers first-hand from women in science and engineering at multiple venues in the Boston area. The next SET in the City will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 9:00-5:00 pm.

Girls STEM Summit: Hosted by Jr.Tech and held at Regis College on
Sunday, April 2, 2017 from 7:45 am - 4:15pm. Participants enjoy guest speaker, hands-on breakout career tracks, female role models instructing breakouts, lunch, giveaways and much more. Admission is $60.

Technovation Challenge: High school girls (ages 13-18) become inventors, designers, builders, and entrepreneurs of technology, rather than simply consumers. Girls are guided through an online curriculum and work in teams of five as they develop mobile phone applications, “apps”. The teams are paired with a female mentor who guides them through the curriculum and acts as a positive female role model. February-April each year.

SEED (Saturday Engineering Enirchment and Discovery): SEED Academy is a free seven-semester academic enrichment program for students from Bsoton, Cambridge, Lawrence who have a strong academic record and interest in science and engineering. Each semester, students take a module focused on a different theme and learn about it over the course of eight Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3;30 pm. Students are currently admitted into SEED Academy during the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grades.

SUMMER PROGRAMS for girls in grades 9-12:

SummerLab: An opportunity for high school students to learn basic concepts and techniques of DNA science. Dates for DNA, Genes and Drug Production: July 10-14 and July 24-28. Dates for Clinical Connections: July 17-21 and July 31- August 4. Students accepted on a rolling bases; deadline is June 1, 2017.

Codebreakers: Four week summer program that introduces young women who are currently freshmen and sophomores to the field of cyber security. Participants learn python, cryptography, network security, and perhaps forensics. Dates: July 10-August 4, 2017. Application deadline is May 1st.

Biogen Community Lab Summer Sessions: High School students who have completed at least grade 9 are eligible to participate in a a week-long program where they engage in a hands on project, tour labs, and meetr biotech professionals. Sessions will run July 10-14; July 17-21; July 24-28; August 7-11; and August 14-18. Applications open on April 1st.

Massbay Summer Bridge: Four non-credit workshops focused on computing/engineering offered for high school students from July 10-20th, 2017 (M-Th from 9:00 am 0 3:30 pm).

Forsyth Educational Outreach Program: This program includes an eight-week paid internship for Boston Public High School Students. (Non-Boston, non-public high school students may apply to the summer internship in an unpaid/volunteer position.) The program pairs students with Forsyth researchers as mentors. Over the summer, the interns learn basic laboratory techniques and participate in ongoing research projects and present scientific posters describing their findings at the end of the year. Students may continue working on their projects during the academic year. 2017 Program Dates: July 5-August 26th from 9:00-5:00. Application deadline is April 6th,

Summer Pathways: Summer Pathways is a seven-day residential program that gives young women the opportunity to discover the infinite possibilities that await them in scientific fields. Participants live in a BU dormitory, visit museums, industry, and research labs, as well as learn about careers in science and engineering and meet women working in these fields. A combination of field trips, hands-on activities, and a taste of college life makes Summer Pathways a unique educational experience. 2017 dates are July 7-14th.

Young Scholars: The Young Scholars Program at Northeastern University offers future scientists and engineers a unique opportunity for a hands-on laboratory experience while still in high school. The program is open to Boston area applicants who have completed either their sophomore or junior year in high school. Tentative 2017 program dates are June 26- August 3rd. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.

MINORITY INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE (MITES): A six-week residential program (June 11-July 27, 2016) with a demanding academic atmosphere to help students develop the skills and confidence needed for success in technical fields. Along with calculus, physics, natural science, and humanities courses, students take a hands-on elective course and participate in lab tours and social events. MITES serves up to 80 student per year. For rising high school seniors. Applications due February 1, 2016.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers: A free, two-week summer residential, project-based enrichment program for outstanding incoming high school seniors. Students attending this program will gain an in- depth experience in building small radar systems. Participants will be challenged to build a Doppler and range radar by using creative problem-solving strategies. In 2017, the workshop will beheld July 9–22.

PROMYS: The Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS) is a six-week residential summer program at Boston University designed to encourage motivated high school students to explore the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists. Program dates are July 2nd– August 12th, 2017

MEDscience Summer School: MEDscience Summer School is a one-week, 30-hour, summer immersion course held at Harvard Medical School open to students in the Boston area. During the week they consentrate on the science of the human body – with a focus on working in teams to solve medical emergencies. All work is done in a simulation lab and at the surrounding hospitals. Tuition is on a sliding scale with some free slots available. 2017 sessions are June 12-16; June 19-23; June 26-20;m July 10-14; -July 17-21; July 24-28; August 7-11; August 14-18 and August 21-25. Application deadline is March 31st.

Dana Farber CURE Program: The CURE program introduces high school and college students from underrepresented, low-income or first generation college populations to the world of cancer research by placing them in real research settings at local cancer research institutions where they learn from experts who are devoted to preventing, treating and curing cancer. Each year, a number of promising students are selected for this unique opportunity to expand and extend their interest in basic, clinical, or population science cancer research or nursing research. Please check website for eligibility requirements. 2017 Program Dates: June 20-August 12th. Application deadline is February 17, 2017

Women's Technology Program: 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. Students attend WTP in either: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) or Mechanical Engineering (ME). 2017 Program dates: June 24 to July 22. Applications deadline is January 15, 2017.

Project Success for High School Students: Opening the Door to Biomedical Careers is a program for BOSTON and CAMBRIDGE high school students only, particularly underrepresented and/or disadvantage students, to participate in paid, mentored, summer research internships at Harvard Medical School and its affiliated institutions. The program is augmented by seminars and workshops given by faculty and administrators, site visits, and career counseling. 2017 Dates: June 26-August 18th. Deadline for applying is February 17, 2017.

Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program: Free program for current 10th and 11th grade girls with a passion for tech (prior experience not necessary). Participants spent 7 weeks learning everything from mobile app development to robotics to web design and ultimately build products they want to see in the world. They’ll hear from inspiring guest speakers from the tech community and take field trips to gain exposure to the wide array of career possibilities in computer science. Boston Program Dates: July 10th-August 25, 2017

SUMMER PROGRAMS for girls in 6-9

Tech Savvy: During this week-long summer enrichment program, 25-30 girls entering 7th or 8th visit five college campuses and/or and local industry venues where they engage in hands-on hands activities focused on engineering, technology and computing. The dates for the 2016 Tech Savvy program are July 25-29th.

Artemis: Artemis is a five-week summer program for rising 9th grade girls focused on computer science. Participants learn computer applications such as Microsoft Office and; Photoshop, HTML, CSS, and Robotics. They are also introduced to programming languages (such as Python, Scratch, and AppInventor), cryptography, artificial intelligence, and circuits. Program dates are July 10th- August 11th, 2017.

U-Design: U-Design offers a hands-on laboratory and workshop experience that gives rising 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th grade students the opportunity to learn about science and technology by engaging them in real work of scientists and engineers: design, exploration, experimentation, and invention. Here, students are encouraged to think of their own ideas, and build their own way-cool inventions. 2017 sessions will be held July 10-14th and July 17-21st from 8:30-4:00 (M-Th) and 8:30-5:30 on Friday.

GE girls: A one-week academic program sponsored by General Electric designed for girls enterin 7th and 8th grade to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The program will be held from July 10-14 from 9:00-3:00 pm. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2017.

You GO Girl!: You GO Girl is a four-day summer program, JUST for rising 9th grade girls. Participants are introduced to a sampling of science and engineering fields mixed with high school preparatory sessions. Learn about mechanical engineering, chemistry, biology and electrical engineering by working through hands-on models. 2017 dates are July 3, 5, 6 and 7th. The program will begin accepting applications around March 1st,.

Middle School Summer STEM Program at Northeastern: The Northeastern University Summer STEM Program (NUSSP) is an eight-day program for students entering grade 6, 7 and 8. The program supports traditionally under-served students and is offered free of charge. Each day, students attend classes that include problem solving, study, research, writing and communication skills incorporated with biology, chemistry, physics, design concepts, and field excursions. May 20, June 3, June 17, June 26-30 (M-Th 8:00 am - 4:00 pm). Applications now available; deadline March 31, 2017.

STEM in the City 2017: Wheelock College hosts a fun, innovative summer camp for students entering 8th and 9th grades. Each day includes a trip to a Boston-area STEM organization and a related hands-on science activity. Students will also explore college life and academics through campus tours and discussions with college students and staff. Sessions run from July 17-21 and July 24- 28, 2017 from 9:00-3:00 pm.


Explorations: A one-day program for selected Boston and Cambridge public middle schools that takes place eachfall. Approximately 250 6th, 7th and 8th grade students are hosted by Harvard faculty and research associates for a day of presentations, panel discussions about educational paths, and the pairing of individual students with researchers for laboratory activities.


CuSTEMized holds outreach events for girls 4-8 at the Newton Library. Participants receive free coloringbooks focused on sceintific careers and grad students lead short activities and demonstrations on photons, the cardiovascular system, metablism and engineeering. Check their Facebook page for more information.