• Below are external opportuntiies the support student learning and achievement in the Sciences. Please contact these companies/affiliations directly if you have any questions:


    The Summer STEM Institute (SSI):

    The Summer STEM Institute (SSI) is a six-week virtual summer program for high school students. Taught by Harvard and Stanford graduates and teaching assistants, SSI consists of three main parts:

    • A research and data science bootcamp: Students will learn how to design and conduct data science research projects. Students will also learn valuable computer science and presentation skills.
    • A Masterclass lecture series: Students will be connected with 30+ highly accomplished speakers from Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and other top institutions—from Forbes 30 under 30 awardees, Intel Science Talent Search (STS) winners, to International Math Olympiad Medalists.
    • An independent research project: Students will also have the opportunity to conduct a research project in a scientific field of interest. Students will be matched to a virtual lab and mentors, including International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) winners and Research Science Institute (RSI) scholars. 

    SSI have reserved 20 full-tuition scholarships for students who cannot afford to pay full tuition, in addition to our broad financial aid policy. More information can be found on our website here: https://www.summersteminstitute.org/.





    Ashoka is partnering with General Motors for their second annual Our Planet, Our Purpose: STEM for Changemaking Challenge to recognize young people as powerful actors in solving our planet's most pressing sustainability challenges. The deadline for the challenge is May 14, 2020. 

    They are looking for dynamic, US-based young changemakers between age 14-18 who are using STEM to solve an environmental problem. Selected Changemakers will win $1,000 in seed funding and be able to participate in a virtual summit with all the winners for an immersive experience, with Ashoka and General Motors. In addition, teams will receive ongoing mentorship and skills development to support their projects.  Do you know any projects that would fit their criteria? 

    Have additional questions? Please feel free to reach out to STEM@ashoka.org with questions or comments. 




    Camp ASPIRE:

    Camp: ASPIRE provides options to replace traditional summer enrichment programs like face-to-face summer camps that have been cancelled while giving parents an opportunity to keep their children learning robotics and specialized skills, like problem-solving and engineering, through the summer months.

    Using UBTECH Education’s UKIT system, accredited STEM educators will provide week-long virtual robotics sessions throughout the summer.  The experiential, virtual robotics class options will be open to all levels of learners – beginner to more experienced – and cover topics like biomimicry, sensor technology, prosthetics, and even AI application. 




    Salisbury University STEM Academy:

    The STEM Academy allows students to expand their skills and explore the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The one week intensive Academy consists of ten fascinating online subjects - one session each morning and afternoon - led by a variety of Salisbury University professors.


    The intended student audience are middle and high school students

    July 13-17 OR July 20-24

    Sessions begin at 9 a.m. and 1:00 pm each day