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10th Rutgers QuarkNet Summer Program 
Applications due date: April 10, 2020

We will be holding the 10th Rutgers QuarkNet Summer Program on fundamental physics this year from June 29 to July 10. This program is highly acclaimed by past participants. There will be sessions on particle physics, cosmology and cosmic rays. There will also be sessions on quantum computing in which students, after learning the fundamentals of quantum computing, will work in groups to write programs to run on a quantum computer at the IBM Watson Research Center. Quantum computing, as you likely know, has become an extremely exciting field and this should be an interesting experience for the students. 

 The program will run for two weeks from Monday June 29 to Friday July 10 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm each day. We require that the application material be submitted through the student's Guidance Office. The program is free of charge. 

Click here to access the Application Flyer: Information_And_Permission_Form_QuarkNet_2020.pdf


Boston Leadership Institute Summer 2020 Program 
Applications due date: Now Accepting for Summer 2020

Click here to access the Application Flyer: UpdatedApplicationFlyer2-2020.docx

Group Summer Scholars Research Program (GSSRP)
Applications due date: March 15, 2020

The Group Summer Scholars Research Program (GSSRP) is 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.  Current high school sophomores, juniors and seniors (Classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022) are eligible to apply.  

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, Microbiology, Cancer Biology, Computational Mathematics, Developmental Biology 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.  

The 2020 GSSRP runs from July 6 - August 13 (Mon-Thurs; 9am-4pm) and applications are now being accepted.  The application deadline is March 15th.  For more information, you can visit our website at: www.kean.edu/summer-scholar

Please note that scholarships are provided to low-income families and those with financial need to help cover the cost of the program ($1,850).  This is currently not an overnight program; students are responsible for getting themselves to and from Kean University each day.


USA Chemistry Olympiad

The U.S. Chemistry Olympiad is scheduled for Tues, March 5th periods 10-12 in the media center.
To sign up: https://www.quizcase.com/ICHO/
Registration Code: XHJSCu

Governor's School of New Jersey Programs

The Governor’s School of New Jersey is a summer residential program for your best and brightest juniors to focus on their interest in STEM subjects. Governor’s School scholars are introduced to college-level topics across STEM disciplines. They participate in course work, hands-on experiences, and team projects with peers who share their passion for STEM studies. They are taught by college and high school faculty who inspire their scholars to pursue the study of STEM subjects that will lead them to careers in these fields.

Governor’s School in the Sciences
For more information and to apply: http://www.nj.gov/govschool/sciences.shtml 

Governor’s School of Engineering & Technology
For more information and to apply: http://www.nj.gov/govschool/engineering-technology.shtml

 Columbia Science Honors Program

The Columbia University Science Honors Program (SHP) is a Saturday morning program specifically designed for high school students in the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades. Classes are held on the Columbia University Morningside Campus during the entire academic year from September through May.

For more information: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/shp/index.html

 Cornell Engineering Academies
The CURIE and CATALYST Academies are one-week summer residential programs for high school students who excel in math and science, enjoy solving problems, and want to learn more about careers in engineering. The target population for the CURIE Academy are rising junior and senior women students of all backgrounds, while the target population for the CATALYST Academy are rising junior and senior male and female students from backgrounds (African American, Native American/Alaska Native, Latino/a and Pacific Islander) severely underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.

For more information:
CURIE Academy: http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/curie
CATALYST Academy: http://www.engineering.cornell.edu/catalyst

Real World Design Challenge Registration Available
The Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) is an annual competition that provides high school students, grades 9-12, the opportunity to work on real world engineering challenges in a team environment. Each year, student teams will be asked to address a challenge that confronts our nation's leading industries. Students will utilize professional engineering software to develop their solutions and will also generate presentations that convincingly demonstrate the value of their solutions. The RWDC provides students with opportunities to apply the lessons of the classroom to the technical problems that are being faced in the workplace.