STEM-Focused Summer Programs For Ambitious High School Students

February 26, 2019

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UConn Pre-College Summer Courses - Storrs, Connecticut


While not technically a summer camp, the University of Connecticut holds a unique opportunity for high school students, offering Pre-College Summer courses. Strictly for rising juniors and seniors, the programs all consist of four week-long sessions for each class. In addition to the courses you select, there are exploratory workshops throughout each session on resume building, writing college essays, selecting a major and developing professional communication skills.


The diversity of class options through this program are remarkable for any student pursuing a major in a STEM field. For the technology-minded considering developing their own app to impress a future college, there are courses in Game Design, Programming, and Web Design. The Engineering courses include Global Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, and a unique Makerspace design class among others. Pre-med majors will appreciate a wide variety of medical classes, from Pharmacy, Neuroscience, Medical Anthropology, and Sports Medicine. For all majors, the course in Creative Writing allows students to hone their writing skills before tackling college applications.


The courses are all taught by the universities’ top professors, allowing for early connections to be formed in the field.  The program requires an online application, which includes the submission of short-answer questions, transcripts, attendance records, and a reference. The cost of one session is listed as $2050. There is an Early Bird discount of $150 off for students applying before April 1, 2019, with a hard deadline of June 23, 2019.