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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, April 6, 2019 from 9:00-5:00 pm.

Girls STEM Summit: Hosted by Jr.Tech and held at Wentworth Institute of Technology on
Sunday, March 31, 2019 from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm. Participants enjoy guest speaker, hands-on breakout career tracks, female role models instructing breakouts, lunch, giveaways and much more. Girls in grades 8-12 are eligible to attend and Admission is $67.

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 Boston, Cambridge amd 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. The deadline for Spring 2019 is now closed. Students who wish to apply for Spring 2020 should complete an application in Fall 2019 at

SUMMER PROGRAMS for girls in grades 9-12:

AI4ALL: Young women who are currently sophomores or juniors in high school are eligible to apply to a 3-week session fcoused on Artificial Intelligence (AI). Participants will explore such topics in AI as robotics, computer vision and natural language processing through team projects, industry field trips and presentations from guest speakers. The program will run from July 22nd to August 9th from 9:00-4:00 pm. Deadline for applications is May 1st, 2018.

Biogen Community Lab Summer Sessions: High School students who have completed at least grade 9 are eligible to participate in a free, week-long program where they engage in a hands on project, tour labs, and meet biotech professionals. 2019 Sessions will run M-F 9:00-4:00 (1:00 pmon Friday) on: July 8-12; July 15-19; July 29-Aug. 2; August 5-9; and August 12-16. Online Applications open on February 26 and close on March 11th.

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.

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 8th-August 23, 2019. Early acceptance deadline is February 15, 2019; and deadline for second round of applications is March 15th.

Massbay Summer Bridge: Five non-credit workshops focused on computing/engineering offered for high school students and grduatign seniors from July 16-20th, 2018 (M-F from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm). Program Cost: $300. Applications open April 2nd.

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 $2100 per week but financial aid is available. 2019 sessions are June 10-14; June 17-21; June 24-28; July 8-12; July 15-19; July 22-26; July 29-Aug. 2; August 5-9; August 12-16 and August 19-23. Application deadline is March 31st.

MINORITY INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING AND SCIENCE (MITES): A six-week residential program (June 23-August 2nd, 2018) for rising high school seniors from across the country. The program aims 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 now closed (deadline was February 1, 2018).

MIT Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers: A free, two-week summer residential, project-based enrichment program for outstanding rising seniors in high school. 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 2019, the workshop will beheld July 14–21.

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 June 30th– August 10th, 2019. Deadline for applications is April 1, 2019.

SummerFab: The SummerFab Architechure Program is a residential four-week Design-Build program at Wentworth Institute of Technology for rising 10th to 12th grade students. Tuition is $2000 for local students and $4000 for students who receive room and board. 2019 dates: July 14th to August 9th.

SummerLab: An opportunity for high school students to learn basic concepts and techniques of DNA science. Dates for DNA, Genes and Drug Production: July 8-12 and July 22-26. Dates for Clinical Connections: July 15-19 and July 29-August 2. Tuition is $1000 for one week and $1800 for two weels.Students accepted on a rolling basis; deadline is June 1, 2019.

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. 2018 dates: July 13-20th.

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). 2019 Program dates: June 29 to July 27. Application deadline was January 15 and registration is now closed for summer 2019.


Broad Summer Scholar Program: The Broad Summer Scholars Program invites highly motivated high school students with a strong interest in science to spend six weeks at the Broad Institute. Students are matched with Broad scientists and conduct original, cutting-edge research projects in areas such as: cancer biology, psychiatric disease, chemical biology, computational biology, infectious disease, and more. 2019 application opens in Late-November. Application deadline: January 25, 2019. Program dates: June 24 - August 2, 2019

GROW offers young women enrolled in high school in the Greater Boston area the opportunity to participate in a six-week summer internship in a Boston University research lab. Participants spend M-F from 9:30-4:30 in labs where they participate in cutting edge research in a collaborative setting. Participants also hear from guest speakers, take field trips, and develop communication skills by presenting their research at a culminating poster session and reception. Participants who complete all program requiremens receive a stipend of $1500.
Dates: Orientation June 26-27; Program: July 1-August 9, 2019.
Applications open on February 15, 2019 with a deadline of April 15, 2019.

Forsyth Educational Outreach Program: This program includes an eight-week paid internship for Massachusetts High School Students. 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. 2019 Program Dates: July 1-August 23rd from 9:00-5:00. Application deadline is April 5th.

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 junior year in high school. Must be permanent MA residents. 2019 program dates are June 24- August 1st. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2019.

SUMMER PROGRAMS for girls in 6-9

Artemis: Artemis is a five-week summer program for rising 9th grade girls focused on computer science. Participants are introduced to programming languages (such as Python, HTML, CSS, Scratch, and AppInventor), and learn about robotics, cryptography, artificial intelligence, and circuits. 2019 Program dates are July 8th- August 9th. Application deadline is May 1st. No tuition but $100 resgitration fee upon acceptance.

Dynamite: Weeklong STEM programs for middle school students designed to ignite passion for STEM. Program for rising 6th and 7th grade students takes place August 13-17th and another for rising 8th and 9th graders will be held August 20-24, 2019. Apply here. Deadline is April 14th.

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 2019 Tech Savvy program are July 22-26th.

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. 2019 sessions will be held July 8-12th and July 15-19th from 8:30-4:00 (M-Th) and 8:30-5:30 on Friday. $425 for first session; $400 for second.

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. Free, but suggested $50 donation for materials. 2019 dates are July 5-8th from 8:30-2:30. The program will begin accepting applications in April.

Northeastern Summer STEM Program: 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. June 25-29 and July 8-19 (M-F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm). Applications now available; deadline March 15, 2019. Program cost is $500 for two-week program.


Explorations: A one-day program for selected Boston and Cambridge public middle schools that takes place eachfall. Approximately 350 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. For more information, contact Sheila Nutt (


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.