More HS Summer Programs by Matt McGann '00
Some academic and research opportunities for students to consider.
To accompany today’s entry about MIT summer programs, here is a further list of some terrific math & science summer programs for high school juniors to consider. All of the below are national/international, selective, multi-week, residential summer programs in math & science.
Science & Research programs
- Clark Scholar Program
- Garcia Summer Scholars
- High School Summer Science Research Program (HSSSRP)
- Michigan State University High School Honors Science/Mathematics/Engineering Program (HSHSP)
- Minority Introduction to Engineering & Science (MITES)
- Research Internship Program in Science and Engineering
- Research Science Institute (RSI)
- Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP)
- Student Science Training Program (SSTP)
- Summer Science Program (SSP)
- Young Engineering and Science Scholars (YESS)
- Canada/USA Mathcamp
- Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics (HCSSiM)
- Honors Summer Math Camp (HSMC)
- Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS)
- The Ross Program
- Stanford University Mathematics Camp (SUMaC)
Programs open to out-of-state; largely regional
- NIH Summer Internship Program
- Shad Valley
- Simons Summer Research Program
- Young Scholars Program in Discrete Mathematics
State Governor’s schools
I do not recommend these summer programs as a thing to do “to look good on a college application.” This should be for personal development. We do not expect that students do these programs. Like I said in my earlier entry, a summer of working and spending time with friends & family is a great option, one I chose for the majority of my summers in high school. Reading, doing sports, rebuilding a car, traveling to Europe or Quebec or New York, or whatever else are great ways to spend your summers. I just hope you’ll take advantage of the large block of free time to do something meaningful for yourself.
Seniors, spread the word to your favorite underclassmen.