• Science Academic Programs
    The following list contains examples of science-related opportunities that have been available to students annually. Most of these programs select students through an application procedure. Please refer to the program websites for more information about dates and application deadlines. In addition, there are many programs sponsored by universities that charge tuition that are not included on this list.
     
    • SLAAM: The Student Learning and Achievement Aerospace and Mechanical (SLAAM) Engineering Summer Academy is a non-residential summer program aimed at academically talented and motivated high school students. Apply online: http://mae.rutgers.edu/student-learning-and-achievement-aerospace-and-mechanical-slaam-engineering-summer-academy. (As of 11/15/21, submission form in closed)

    • ROWAN STEAM ACADEMY: Open to students entering grades 7 through 12, the STEAM Academy combines academic excellence and engaging extracurricular activities with supportive guidance and supervision. With three distinct program options, the STEAM Academy offers high-achieving students the opportunity to experience college life while preparing them for their futures. Students will gain valuable insight and practical tools that will better equip them to achieve their personal, educational and career goals. For more information please visist the following link:  Rowan STEAM Academy
      • Program dates - July 10-29, 2022
      • Applications due May 1, 2022

    • Watershed Science and Stewardship Academy: The Watershed Science and Stewardship Academy classes are week-long environmental investigations for high school students designed to invoke a sense of wonder and inquiry of the natural environment in the context of real-world issues.  This year’s four exciting offerings are on climate change, green architecture, field science and clean water, using Next Generation Science Standards. Students will explore environmental careers alongside professors and professionals through hands-on activities engaged in real scientific techniques and conservation projects. 

    • Group Summer Scholars Research Program (GSSRP): A 6-week, hands-on research experience aimed at attracting and developing talented students who are interested in pursuing an education in a STEM field.  Upon entering the program students are divided into small research teams that are paired with a faculty mentor conducting authentic scientific research in Analytical Chemistry, Virtual Reality & Scientific Visualization, Microbiomes & Bioinformatics, Cancer Biology, Computational Mathematics and Modern Drug Discovery.  Students learn how to conduct basic and applied research during this program and develop a true appreciation of the scientific research process while contributing first hand to the acquisition of new scientific knowledge.  
      • Students must be able to complete the entire session in order to be accepted
      • Current 11th and 12th graders
      • Application Deadline: March 1, 2022
    • NJ Governor's School: There are two Governor's School programs sponsored by NJ universities. The Sciences program takes place at Drew University and the Engineering and Technology program takes place at Rutgers University. Both programs are 3-week, residential programs that take place in the summer. Juniors must be nominated through their high school. The selection process takes place at EBHS in December, and the Governor's School informs students on their acceptance status at the beginning of April.

    • Simons Summer Research Program - FOR CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS - Established in 1984 as an outreach program for local high school students, the Simons Summer Research program now attracts applicants from all across the country to the Stony Brook campus: Simons Fellows are matched with Stony Brook faculty mentors, join a research group or team, and assume responsibility for a project. The Simons Fellows conclude their apprenticeship by producing a written research abstract and a research poster.  In addition to learning valuable techniques and experiencing life at a major research university, Simons Fellows attend weekly faculty research talks and participate in special workshops, tours and events. At the closing poster symposium, students are presented with a $1,000 stipend award.  Participants may elect to live on campus with other student researchers or to commute. The Simons Summer Research Program is supported by the Simons Foundation. 
      • The school is permitted to nominate 2 students 

    • Columbia University Science Honors Program: This program is an academic enrichment program in science and math that takes place on Saturdays throughout the school year. Students attend during either 10th, 11th, or 12th grades. There is an application process that includes taking an entrance exam. 

    • Materials Camp: This program is sponsored by ASM and takes place at different college campuses throughout the United States each summer. Some locations offer residential programs, while other programs are commuter programs. Students study the interdisciplinary field of material science by applying their scientific and mathematical foundational knowledge. Most camps are one week, but they also offer one-day mini camps. This program is available to rising juniors and seniors. The application process takes place during the second semester.

    • MIT Research Science Institute: A 6-week summer, residential, academic program for rising juniors. Students get an introduction to advanced science, math, and engineering. Additional programs exist for groups that are under-represented in the field of engineering; scholarship opportunities are available based on family income.

    • Girls Who Code: Summer Immersion Program: A 7-week summer, commuter program for sophomore and junior girls. Students do not need any prior experience with coding. The program takes place in several cities across the country.

    • Princeton University Society of Women Engineers: Spring High School Colloquium: A one-day program for high school girls to introduce them to the field of engineering. This event typically takes place November/December and March/April. Students must register in advance.

    • National Youth Science Camp: Three-week science camp held in West Virginia. Only two students are accepted from each state. 

    •  BOLD (BioCONECT Oncology Leadership Development) Initiative

      High school aged students are invited to apply for the BOLD Camp (BioCONECT Oncology Leadership Development) - a unique summer learning opportunity for students who have an interest in learning about cellular biology and genetics of cancer, as well as the diverse careers connected to the field.  During this week-long interactive experience, students will increase their understanding of cancer-related causes, diagnostic tools, treatment options and current research through the context of breast cancer. More importantly, they will identify risk reduction strategies and learn first-hand about diverse careers related to the field as they live the experience among the professionals at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey! 

    • Program runs in July

    • Open to high school students entering the 10th, 11th or 12th grade in Fall.

    • Applications for the 2022 Summer will be available in January 2022.
    Science Employment, Internship and Volunteer Opportunities
    Students can contact various organizations to inquire about internships and volunteer opportunities, including summer camps, environmental organizations, science centers, zoos and medical facilities. Examples are as follows:
    • Raritan Headwaters: A variety of volunteer opportunities for environmental projects.
    • East Brunswick Rescue Squad: All training is provided. The Cadet program is open to students that are 16-18 years old.
    • Sierra Club: Volunteer opportunities are available at the state and local county levels.