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Pre-college summer programs and camps are offered throughout the country, often through Universities to provide high school students with experiences in science, mathematics, technology, engineering, or healthcare. In addition to the list below, be sure to check your local university to see what programs they may have planned for the summer.

Students and parents should find out many details about a camp before deciding to attend.  Factors such as the size of the camp, number of weeks, amount of hands-on activities, housing, student/teacher ratio, available credit, and of course costs should enter into your decision.

The following is a sampling of the hundreds of available programs.  Be sure to check if a university or community college near you also offers summer experiences in STEM. If you know of a program not listed, please let us know!

Featured Program: Exploration Summer Program  
For more than thirty years, the Exploration Summer Program has brought together bright, curious, and interesting young people from around the globe to challenge themselves, discover the world of people and ideas, and experience the joy of learning.

Precollege STEM Summer Programs and Camps
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NATIONWIDE  Destination Science | Summer Camps
 ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps
 NASA Robotics Internship Program
 Science & Engineering Apprentice Program, US Office of Naval Research

 Summer Internship Programs in Biomedical Research, National Institutes of Health
ALABAMA  Pre-College Program In Engineering
Tuskegee University

 
University of Alabama - SITE (Student Introduction to Engineering)
 University of South Alabama - Summer Camp in Robotics
ALASKA  University of Alaska - Fairbanks Summer Research Academy
ARIZONA  Arizona State University School of Engineering Summer Camps
 University of Arizona Summer Engineering Academy
 University of Arizona Summer Camps (PreMed, Robotics, and others)
ARKANSAS  Arkansas Museum of Science and History Summer Camps
CALIFORNIA  California Institute of Technology Summer Science Program
 California Science Center Hands-on Summer Camp
 Education Unlimited Summer Camps at California Universities
 Lawrence Hall of Science Research Camps for High School Students
 Lawrence Hall of Science Summer Camps
 MIT/CalTech Research Science Institute
 Sally Ride Science Camp
 SEACAMP San Diego
 Society of American Military Engineers/Seabees Camp
 Stanford University Math Camp
 Stanford Medical Youth Science Program's Summer Residential Program
 University of California-Davis: California State Summer School for Math & Science
 UC Davis Young Scholars Program
 University of California at Santa Barbara Research Mentorship Program for Pre-College
 University of California, San Diego Academic Connections
 Westmont College Summer Science Program
COLORADO  The University of Colorado, High School Honors Institute
 
Society of American Military Engineers/U.S. Air Force Academy Camp
CONNECTICUT  Exploration Summer Progam at Yale University
 University of Connecticut Explore Engineering E2 Program
DELAWARE  University of Delaware - FAME - The Forum to Advance Minorities in Engineering
 University of Delaware Summer College
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA  American University Computer Camp
FLORIDA  Embry - Riddle Aeronautical University Summer Academy
 Florida Atlantic University - Engineering Scholars' Program
 University of Florida Center for Precollegiate Education and Training Science Quest
 University of South Florida Oceanography Camp Especially for Girls
GEORGIA  Sally Ride Science Camp
 Georgia Institute of Technology - Technology, Engineering & Computing Camp for Middle School Girls
HAWAII  University of Hawaii at Manoa - Events for Middle and High School Students
IDAHO  University of Idaho Junior Engineering Math and Science Summer Workshop
ILLINOIS  Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory - Target Program
 llinois Mathematics and Science Academy Kids Institute
 John G. Shedd Aquarium Summer Biology Program
 Northwestern Univ
ersity Center for Talent Development
 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Girls' Adventures in Mathematics, Engineering, and Science
 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Explore your Options
INDIANA  Love Engineering At Purdue - LEAP Summer Camp
 Purdue Exciting Discoveries for Girls in Engineering - EDGE Summer Camp

 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology - Operation Catapult
 University of Evansville OPTIONS for Young Women
 University of Notre Dame - Introduction to Engineering
IOWA  Iowa State University - Engineering and Beyond
KANSAS  Bethel College Summer Science Institute
 Kansas State University - Girls Researching Our World

 Kansas State University - EXCITE
 KU School of Engineering Camps
 University of Kansas Health Careers Pathways Program
KENTUCKY  UK BEST (Building Engineering, Science, and Technology)
LOUISIANA  Xavier University Summer Programs
MAINE  Acadia Institute of Oceanography
 University of Maine - Creative Design at CAD Camp
MARYLAND  Summer Days Math and Science Camp for Girls
 Exploring Engineering at the University of Maryland
 University of Maryland - Stepping Stones to Your Future
MASSACHUSETTS  Boston Museum of Science - Camp RoboTech
 Bosto
n University's Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)
 Exploration Summer Program at St. Marks School
 Exploration Summer Program at Wellseley University
 Harvard University Summer Science Program

 MIT/CalTech Research Science Institute
 Northeastern University Young Scholars Program
 Smith College - Summer Science and Engineering Program
 Tufts Summer Study
 Tufts University Adventures in Veterinary Medicine
 Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Summer Programs
MICHIGAN  Lake Superior State University - Summer Robotics Camps
 
Michigan State University - High School Engineering Institute
 Michigan Technological University - Explorations in Engineering
 Michigan Technological University - Women in Engineering Program
 University of Michigan Computer Camp
 University of Michigan Summer Camps
 
University of Michigan Math and Science Scholars
MINNESOTA  Minnesota Academy of Science - Research, Engineering and Apprenticeship Program
MISSISSIPPI  Mississippi State University Summer Engineering Camps
 Society of American Military Engineers/U.S. Army Camp
MISSOURI  Aerospace Camp - Missouri University of Science and Technology
 Nuclear Engineering Camp - Missouri University of Science and Technology
 Missouri Institute of Science and Technology - Precollege Summer Camps

 Washington University High School Summer Scholars Program
MONTANA  Montana State University Summer Transportation Institute
NEBRASKA  University of Nebraska-Lincoln - All Girls All Math Camp
NEVADA  High School Medical Scholars Program
University of Nevada School of Medicine
NEW HAMPSHIRE  Daniel Webster College - Camp RoboTech
 Rivier College - Camp RoboTech
NEW JERSEY  New Jersey Institute of Technology - Summer Programs
 Stevens Institute of Technology - ECOES Summer Program
 The Waksman Institute of Biotechnology Student Scholars Program at Rutgers University
NEW MEXICO  Summer Science Program at New Mexico Institute of Mining
NEW YORK  Cornell University Engineering Summer Programs
 Cornell University Summer Program for High School Students
 New York Hall of Science Innovation Camp
Pace University Summer Experience
 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Summer Enrichment Programs
 Roswell Park Cancer Institute Student Summer Programs
 State University of New York at Stony Brook Garcia Summer Research Scholar Program
 SUNY Oneonta Biological Field Station at Cooperstown Research at the Biological Field Station
 Syracuse University - Summer College Programs for High School Students
 Union College Robot Camp
 Union College EDGE - Engineering Workshop for Talented High School Girls
NORTH CAROLINA  North Carolina State University - Summer Engineering Programs
NORTH DAKOTA  University of North Dakota - Indians Into Medicine Program
OHIO  Buckeye Women in Science, Engineering, and Research Institute
 College of Wooster B-WISER Summer Camp
 Miami University Junior Scholars Program
 Ohio Northern Camp GEMS
 Ohio University - Pre-Engineering Program for Minorities
 Ohio University Summer Honors Academy
 Ohio State - Ross Mathematics Program
 Sinclair Community College WiSTEM Institute
 The Ohio State University Summer Camps
 The Ohio State University Women In Engineering Summer Camp
The Ohio State University Young Scholars Program
 University of Akron - Pre-Engineering Program
 University of Cincinnati - Engineering Summer Camps
 University of Cincinnati - Health Careers Exploration Program
 University of Dayton - Women in Engineering Summer Camp
 Wright State University Girls Ready to Explore Engineering Now
OKLAHOMA  University of Oklahoma Sooner Flight Academy Summer Program
OREGON  Oregon State University - Summer Experience in Science and Engineering for Youth
PENNSYLVANIA  Penn State University - Engineering Camps
 
Science in the Summer

 Widener University - Engineering Summer Camp
RHODE ISLAND  University of Rhode Island Summer Camps
SOUTH CAROLINA  Clemson University - WISE--Women in Science & Engineering
 
Clemson University - Summer Science, Engineering & Architecture

 Clemson University - Camp Voyager
SOUTH DAKOTA  South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Youth Engineering Adventure
TENNESSEE  Vanderbilt University PAVE Program
TEXAS  Baylor University High School Summer Science Research Program
 G.R.A.D.E. Camp (Girls Reaching And Demonstrating Excellence) at the University of Houston
 Rice University Precollege Summer Programs
 Southern Methodist University - SMU Engineering Camp for Girls
 Texas A& M University at Galveston Sea Camp
 Texas State University MathWorks
 Texas Tech University Clark Scholars Program
 University of Houston MESET Program
 University of Texas-Austin Summer Camp Programs
 University of Texas Medical
Branch, Galveston Summer Science Camp
UTAH  University of Utah Summer Programs
VERMONT  University of Vermont - College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences Summer Institute
VIRGINIA Radford University Summer Bridge Program in Information Technology and Mathematics
Virginia Space Flight Academy

Virginia Tech University - C-Tech2
WASHINGTON  University of Washington Summer Camp Search
WEST VIRGINIA  National Youth Science Camp
WISCONSIN  Milwaukee School of Engineering - Discover the Possibilities
 Milwaukee School of Engineering - Nursing Summer Camp
WYOMING  University of Wyoming - Engineering Summer Program

 


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