• 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.

    • 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 5 - 24, 2020
     
     
    • Rutgers Summer Maker Camps (Grades 2-12): Camp participants will expeirence design thinking and develop thier maker mindset through experiencing different types of maker projects over the course of the week. The theme this year is STEAM (STEM + Art). Projects will include tools such as 3-D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, CNC machines, basic electronics, and hand tools.  Rutgers Summer Maker Camp Flyer
     
    • Experiments with GFP - the Art and the Science: This is a 3 credit, actual college course. The curriculum will include a major hands-on biochemistry lab component, an aquarium design project, observations of live bio luminescent jellyfish and comb jellies, and an art project involving the jellyfish or comb jellies that are collected. During this course students will work with GFP, a jellyfish derived protien that has become a valuable research tool in several fields of science.  Students from 10 to 17 years of age may be eligible, but each admitted student must have taken a high school level chemistry course, an equivalent course via home schooling, or an internet-accessible introductory chemistry course now being created. Admission is by permission of the instructor and the director of the Rutgers Summer Session. Follow the link for more information and registration information: Rutgers Summer Session for Gifted and Talented Information and Registration or contact Professer William Ward or Ms. Charnecky.  

    • 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.  Information Brochure.
      • Program dates - July 6 - August 13, 2020, Monday - Thursday, 9:00-4:00
      • Students must be able to complete the entire session in order to be accepted
      • Current 11th and 12th graders
      • Application Opens: December 15, 2019
      • Application Deadline: March 15th, 2020

    • 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. 
      • Program dates - June 29 - August 7, 2020
      • Applications due date: January 12, 2020
      • 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. 

    • NEHU: Summer research program for the Genes & Addiction NIDA Center for GWAS in Outbred Rats. This 10-week program takes place at various university campuses throughout the U.S.

    •  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 dates: July13 - 17, 2020, 9:00 - 3:30

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

    • Applications open: January 2020
    • Applications due by March 31st. 

    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:
    • NJ Audubon Society: Counselors for summer camp programs at several locations in NJ. The Plainsboro Preserve is located closest to East Brunswick.
    • 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.
    • Rutgers Gardens: A volunteer program is available in several areas. Volunteer orientation takes place one day each month.
    • Sierra Club: Volunteer opportunities are available at the state and local county levels.
     
    Summer Advancement Courses
    Students interested in taking a science course during the summer to advance in their science course sequence must submit a waiver to get approval. Courses must be laboratory science courses. To meet the requirements of the advancement process, students must maintain a B or higher in the summer course and they must sit for the EBHS course exam in August and earn an 80% or better. For more information contact the Science Department Chairperson or the Counseling Office. Students typically take courses at the following schools: