• SUMMER & OTHER ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS (Domestic & Abroad)
     
     
    Broadreach - One summer can change your world! Caribbean dive & sail voyages, marine science, animal science, photography & multimedia, advanced scuba, sailing, language & culture, STEM, medicine. For complete program details, go to: www.gobroadreach.com
     
    Stanford/Pre-Collegiate Studies - Programs for students in grades 7-12. Detailed information can be found at: spcs.stanford.edu/find-yourself
     
    Carnegie Mellon Summer Pre-College Programs - Fine Arts, Architecture, Design, Art, Drama, Music, National High School Game Academy. Information and registration can be found at:  admission.enrollment.cmu.edu/pages/pre-college
     
    Penn Engineering - summer academy for high school students from 7/8 - 7/2818. For complete program information and registration, go to: ESAP.SEAS.UPENN.EDU
     
    University of Virginia - Curry School of Education 2018 Summer Enrichment Program for gifted and hih ability students currrently in grades 4-10. For complete details and online registration, go to: curry.virginia.edu/sep  Applications are available 12/15, and re due 2/15/18.
     
    BLAST - Building Leaders for Advancing Science & Technology. BLAST will offer dynamic three-day residential summer experiences on the campuses of Old Dominion University, Virginia Tech, and The University of Virginia. To explore the various STEM prgrams offered, please go to:  https://blast.spacegrant.org/ 
     
    Janelia-LCPS Summer Internship Program - biomedical research and science education internship opportunity for high school students who are 16+ years of age and in good academic standing. For complete details, please go to:  https://www.lcps.org/Page/200365  Applications are due no later than 1/31/18.
     
    Washington University in St. Louis - High School Summer Scholars Programs. Pre-med, pre-engineering, creative writing, humanities, global leadership, environmental studies, philosophy, neuroscience, & psychology, young leaders. Application deadline:  4/1/18.  Go to: summerexperiences.wustl.edu
     
    University of Southern California - summer classes in architecture, business, engineering & information technology, global studies, journalism, pre-health & science, pre-law, performing arts, summer theatre conservatory, creative writing. Interested? For detailed information and to apply online, go to:  summer.usc.edu
     
    Georgetown University - Hands on summer medical programs for high school students. Click here for additional inforation and to register: https://summer.georgetown.edu/apply?utm_source=mdr&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=fy18-pg-shsm-stu-email-mdr-eb-gen-hp-20171108-apply
     
    Washington University in St. Louis - Various summer enrichment programs for middle and high school students. For complete information, go to:  www.summerexperiences.wustl.edu
     
    Duke University summer academic enrichment for 10th & 11th grade students. For detailed information and regisration, go to:  http://summersession.duke.edu/high-school-students 
     
     
    NASA-related STEM Pograms for Virginia Students
    The Virginia Space Grant Consortium would like to share the following information about the following FREE NASA-related programs for Virginia's high school students interested in STEM.

    Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) is a NASA-based program for 11th /12th grade students and STEM teachers who are interested in aerospace-related science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM). This course focuses on space mission design and human space flight. Master Teacher positions are also available.

    Virginia Earth Systems Science Scholars (VESSS) is a NASA-based program for 11th/12th grade students and STEM teachers who are interested in Earth Systems Science-related science, technology, engineering and/or math (STEM). This course focuses on Earth Systems Science and the NASA mission that help study these topics. Master Teacher positions are available.

    Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is a NASA-based STEM program for 10th grade students who are interested in NASA’s space, Earth, and airborne science-related missions managed by NASA Wallops Flight Facility. Master Teacher positions are available.

    For High School juniors and seniors, Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) is an interactive online learning course with a space mission design and human space flight theme, culminating in a one-week residential Summer Academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton for those students who qualify.  Offered atno cost to the student, VASTS consists of seven modules and a final project to be completed from November 2017 through May 2018 under the guidance of licensed master educators.  Based on success in the online coursework, students may be selected to attend a Summer Academy where they interact with NASA scientists, engineers and technologists to design a human mission to Mars.   Students who successfully participate in VASTS can apply to earn 2 college credits for the online course and 2 additional credits for the Summer Academy. 

    Please direct students or other faculty to the website for program information and application, http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS/  The deadline for student applications is November 12th, 2017.

    For more information on this program, please contact:

    Ian Cawthray
    VASTS Education Program Coordinator
    ian.m.cawthray@nasa.gov
    Or visit: http://vsgc.odu.edu/VASTS

     

    For High School juniors and seniors, Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) is an interactive, on-line Earth System Science Course featuring NASA scientific research and data. The course is offered for dual enrollment college credit (statewide through TNCC) for high school juniors and seniors in the Spring semester 2018. 

    By combining detailed Earth System Science content with real world data analysis, students will be exposed to a rigorous course that will work across science disciplines to cultivate 21st Century Learning Skills.  The program will focus on preparing students for the rigors of college and careers while allowing them to develop strong science-based skills such as critical thinking and inquiry-based problem solving.  VESSS will have two components.  The first component is an online sixteen-week course running from December through April. The second component is a residential NASA Summer Academy at NASA Langley Research Center for students who perform well in the course. Students who successfully participate in VESSS can apply to earn 3 college credits for the online course and 1 additional credit for the Summer Academy. 

    Please direct students or other faculty to the website for program information and application,http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS/  .  The deadline for student applications is November 12th, 2017.

    For more information on this program, please contact:

    Joyce Corriere
    VESSS Education Program Coordinator
    Joyce.H.Corriere@nasa.gov
    Or visit:   http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS/

     

    For high school sophomores, the Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is a program focusing on the earth and airborne science, engineering, and technology integral to current missions at NASA Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. This dynamic (and FREE) program, designed by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), inspires students who possess technical and/or scientific interests and are motivated to learn about the many different opportunities that NASA offers. 

    The VSCS program features two key elements: 1.) an on-line science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experience featuring five modules; and 2.) a seven-day residential Summer Academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, VA where selected scholars will learn first-hand from NASA professionals about cutting edge technologies and missions.  

    Program Information:

    FREE Program for 10th Grade Students
    Online modules covering NASA aircraft, balloon, and sounding rocket missions launched or managed at Wallops Flight Facility
    Online course runs from December 2017 through April 2018
    Highly successful students will be selected for a week long Summer Academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility (Chincoteague, VA)
    The deadline for student applications is November 12th, 2017
    http://vscs.spacegrant.org/ for application and more information
     

    For more information, please contact:

    Kirsten Manning
    Education Program Coordinator
    kmanning@odu.edu.

Last Modified on March 9, 2020