All Programs

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 7, 2018 from 9:00-5:00 pm.

Girls STEM Summit: Hosted by Jr.Tech and held at Regis College on
Sunday, April 8, 2018 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 next application will open in Fall 2018.

SUMMER PROGRAMS for girls in grades 9-12:

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. 2018 Sessions will run M-F 9:00-4:00 (1:00 pmon Friday) on: July 9-13; July 16-20; August 6-10; and August 13-17. Online Applications open on February 26 and close on March 12th.

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 9th-August 24, 2018. Early acceptance deadline is February 16, 2018; and deadline for second round of applications is March 16th.

Imagining the Future of Transportion: Two-week program for rising 9th and 10th grads students that introduces students to real-world transportation-focued research and facilicitates their understanding of STEM and its applications. Programs dates: July 16-27 M-F from 8:00-4:00. Cost of program is pending. If funded, the program will be free; otherwise cost will be $400. Application deadline is March 15, 2018.

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 $2000 but financial aid is available. 2018 sessions are June 11-15; June 18-22; June 25-29; July 9-13; July 16-20; July 23-27; July 30-Aug. 3; August 6-10; August 13-17 and August 20-24. 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 2018, the workshop will beheld July 8–21.

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 July 1st– August 11th, 2018. Deadline for applications is March 31, 2018.

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. 2018 dates: July 9th to August 3rd.

SummerLab: An opportunity for high school students to learn basic concepts and techniques of DNA science. Dates for DNA, Genes and Drug Production: July 9-13 and July 23-27. Dates for Clinical Connections: July 16-20 and July 30- August 3. Students accepted on a rolling bases; deadline is June 1, 2018.

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). 2018 Program dates: June 23 to July 21. Application deadline is January 15.

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 9th-August 24, 2018. Early acceptance deadline is February 16, 2018; and deadline for second round of applications is March 16th.


Broad Summer Scholar Program


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 27-28; Program: July 2-August 10, 2018.
Applications open on February 15, 2018 with a deadline of April 15, 2018.

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. 2018 Program Dates: July 5-August 29th from 9:00-5:00. Application deadline is April 2nd.

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. 2018 program dates are June 25- August 2nd. Deadline for applications is March 15, 2018.

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 2017 Tech Savvy program are July 24-28th.

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. 2018 Program dates are July 9th- August 10th. Application deadline is May 1st.

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. 2018 sessions will be held July 16-20th and July 23-27th from 8:30-4:00 (M-Th) and 8:30-5:30 on Friday. $425 for first session; $400 for second.

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. 2018 program is delayed pending funding from GE.

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. 2018 dates are July 9-13th from 8:30-2:30. The program will begin accepting applications in March.

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 9-13 (M-F 8:00 am - 4:00 pm). Applications now available; deadline March 15, 2018.

STEM in the City 2018: 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. Environment and Health Session runs from July 16-20 and Marine and Space Science from July 23- 27, 2018 M-F 9:00-3:00 pm. $500/week or $900 for both weeks.


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.