100-Plus Summer Enrichment Programs

A Black Excel Shoutout!


Special thanks to Aprille Ericsson-Jackson of NASA for making us aware of this powerful web link: (www.sciserv.org/stp/index-s.htm).
You'll find over 100-plus science, mathematics, and engineering
enrichment programs across the US for our high school students to consider. Below, we have selected 12 program profiles to simply give you an idea of the power of this resource.
                                                                --Isaac Black, Black Excel


University of Connecticut

Summer Bridge Program


Description: Introduces engineering curriculum, including college-level chemistry, physics, computer science, and math.

Enrollment: 40
Grade(s): 12
Qualifiers: Rising college freshmen; Black Americans, Hispanic,
and American Indian students; must be admitted to the University of Connecticut (priority to School of Engineering  freshmen)
Dates: 6 weeks, June-August
Est. Cost: None
Scholarships: N/A
Application Deadline: May
Contact: Director, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269
Phone: 860-486-5536

Howard University

Summer Enrichment Programs for High School Students


Description: Prepares students for college and careers in science.

Enrollment: 45
Grade(s): 8-11
Qualifiers: Serious, motivated, well-behaved students
Dates: 4 weeks, July
Est. Cost: $300
Scholarships: None
Application Deadline: May
Contact: Dr. Georgiana Aboko-Cole, Howard University,
Washington, DC 10059
Phone: 202-238-2363
Fax: 202-588-9820

Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network



Description: Establishes individual working relationships between under-represented students and active science and engineering researchers in aerospace-related fields. Students live on campus, carry out research assignments with mentors, prepare reports,
and make oral presentations.

Enrollment: 300
Grade(s): 11-12
Qualifiers: N/A
Dates: 3 weeks, June-August
Est. Cost: None
Scholarships: Stipend, $1,500
Application Deadline: February
Contact: Ms. Laura Lee Davidson, Program Manager,
Quality Education for Minorities (QEM) Network,
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-659-1818
Fax: 202-659-5408
Email: sharpplus@gem.org
Web Site: http://qemnetwork.qem.org/sharpplus.html

Georgia Institute of Technology

Minority Introduction to Engineering


Description: Introduces engineering and science through
course work and tours.

Enrollment: 60
Grade(s): 12
Qualifiers: African-American, Hispanic, and American
 Indian students
Dates: 2 weeks, July-August
Est. Cost: $300
Scholarships: None
Application Deadline: March
Contact: Office of Minority and Special Programs, Georgia
Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0361
Phone: 404-894-3354
Fax: 404-894-2559
Email: lytia.howard@coe.gatech.edu
Web Site: http://www.gatech.edu

Xavier University of Louisiana

SOAR II, Phase I or Phase II

Commuter or Residential

Description: SOAR II is a four-week summer program initiated
to help students develop the type of problem-solving skills
needed to succeed in college-level math and science, thereby
increasing the number who can succeed in and choose science-related career goals.

Enrollment: 80 (Phase I); 30 (Phase II)
Grade(s): 11-12
Qualifiers: N/A
Dates: 4 weeks, July (Phase I); 5 weeks, June-July (Phase II)
Est. Cost: $800
Scholarships: Available
Application Deadline: May
Contact: Mr. George Baker, Xavier University of Louisiana,
New Orleans, LA 70125
Phone: 504-483-7645
Fax: 504-485-7911
Email: george.baker@xula.edu
Web Site: http://xula.edu

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Minority Introduction to Engineering,
Entrepreneurship and Science.


Description: Features courses in calculus, physics, chemistry,
biochemistry, entrepreneurship, writing, and design. Includes
lectures, field trips, and cultural and fun trips.

Enrollment: 50-60
Grade(s): 12
Qualifiers: African-American, Mexican-American, Native
American and Hispanic students
Dates: 5 weeks, June-July
Est. Cost: N/A
Scholarships: N/A
Application Deadline: February
Contact: Mr. Karl W. Reid, Director, MITE2s Program,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge,
MA 02139-4307
Phone: 617-253-3298
Fax: 617-253-8549
Email: N/A
Web Site: http://web.mit.edu/mites/www/

North Carolina State University

The Science House Imhotep Academy


Description: Hands-on science and mathematics learning
program, emphasizing the contributions of scientists and
inventors of all cultures. The goal of the program is to
encourage students from underrepresented groups to
seek careers in science and mathematics.

Enrollment: 20/session
Grade(s): 6-8
Qualifiers: Encourages underrepresented groups; residents
 of North Carolina
Dates: 2 weeks, summer; 10 Saturday mornings, fall-spring
Est. Cost: $75/semester
Scholarships: None
Application Deadline: October for fall
Contact: North Carolina State University, The Science
House, Raleigh, NC 27695-8211
Phone: 919-515-6118
Fax: 919-515-7545
Email: science_house@ncsu.edu
Web Site: http://www.ncsu.edu/science_house/

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Pre-college Enhancement Institute


Description: Offers special courses in general college biology
and general college chemistry, special projects, career and
discipline seminars, field trips, science journals review, www,
and study skills clinics.

Enrollment: 30
Grade(s): 12
Qualifiers: Admission to Florida A&M University; parental
Dates: 5 weeks, June-July
Est. Cost: Personal, incidental expenses
Scholarships: N/A
Application Deadline: April
Contact: Ms. Edna Cofield, Assistant Director, Florida
Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee,
 FL 32307
Phone: 850-561-2467
Fax: 850-561-2684
Email: ecofield@famu.edu
Web Site: http://www.famu.edu/bionr

University of Florida

Student Science Training Program


Description: The SSTP is a seven-week residential program
for rising 11-12th grade students who are interested in careers
in science, math, computers, and engineering. An individual
track is designed for each participant focusing primarily on
a research assignment with a UF faculty mentor. Students
work in an active laboratory 25 hours a week; attend a series
of lectures on research and applications of current science
and engineering; participate in weekly seminars, workshops,
and research discussion groups. Students study strategies,
career exploration, and ethics discussions are incorporated
into the program.

Enrollment: 90
Grade(s): 11-12
Qualifiers: N/A
Dates: 7 weeks, June-August
Est. Cost: $2,450, includes room & board
Scholarships: Limited scholarship funding
Application Deadline: April
Contact: Ms. Deborah E. Paulin, Assistant Director,
University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-2010
Phone: 352-392-2310
Fax: 352-397-2344
Email: sstp@cpet.ufl.edu
Web Site: http://www.cpet.ufl.edu/sstp/sstp.htm

Chicago State University

Pre-Freshman Program in Engineering and Science


Description: This is a career awareness program featuring
academic courses in math and science, technical writing,
and computer programming; hands-on engineering projects;
industrial site visits; engineering seminars; study skills and
time-management workshops; academic competitions; and
motivational speakers. Culminating activity: Student Awards

Enrollment: 75
Grade(s): 7-12
Qualifiers: Must be from a group historically under-represented
 in the field of engineering
Dates: 6 weeks, June-July
Est. Cost: Minimal student activity fee
Scholarships: Stipend
Application Deadline: April
Contact: Ms. Terri Jones Young, Chicago State University,
Chicago, IL 60628-1598
Phone: 773-995-2357
Fax: 773-995-4504
Email: t-young@csu.edu
Web Site: N/A

Purdue University



Description: Engineering programs: MITE for 12th grade
students; PREFACE for 10th and 11th grade students.

Enrollment: 200: 50/session
Grade(s): 10-12
Qualifiers: Minority students only
Dates: 3 weeks, June-July
Est. Cost: $200
Scholarships: Need-based, full tuition
Application Deadline: June
Contact: Ms. Manon Blalock, Director, Purdue University,
 West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: 765-494-3974
Fax: 765-494-3974
Email: mep@ecn.purdue.edu
Web Site: N/A

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