The Google Science Fair is a global online science and engineering competition open to individuals and teams from ages 13 to 18.
Summer@HPA offers students entering grades 6-12 a unique four-week day and boarding experience structured for academic enrichment and designed to make the most of summer and take advantage of our wondrous island-home to 80 percent of the world’s ecosystems. The diverse class offerings integrate environmental stewardship and awareness, and sustainability education and practices.
High School Honors Science/Math/Engineering Program (HSHSP) at Michigan State University has the goal to provide students from across the U.S. and territories who are entering 12th grade with the opportunity to engage in intensive research work over a seven-week period and to interact with peers who come from diverse backgrounds but who share a love of science and/or mathematics.
Join Horizons Unlimited as they explore science, technology, engineering, and math in an interactive, hands-on manner while exploring all the things STEAM has to offer! Students who will enter 6th, 7th, or 8th grade and have been identified by their school for participation in a gifted program or have been recommended by a teacher may apply.
Established in 1985, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is a tuition-free public residential high school for academically talented students in grades 10-12 located in Aurora, Illinois. IMSA is recognized as a leader in mathematics and science education at the national and international levels, developing creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students apply in their ninth grade year, though some students who are younger and meet the admissions criteria have been admitted. IMSA offers a rigorous curriculum with additional opportunities for Independent Study, participation in Student Inquiry, Mentorship, and the TALENT program (Total Applied Learning for Entrepreneurs), the Great Minds Program, Interdisciplinary Seminars, and additional opportunities to pursue their passions during Intersession Week.
For nearly two decades, students from around the world have competed in the Imagine Cup, Microsoft’s global technology competition just for students, for the chance to win mentorship, networking opportunities, free travel, cash, and other prizes, not to mention the coveted trophy. But the Imagine Cup is more than just a tech competition. It’s a chance to work with friends, gain new skills, and meet other students who want to make a difference.
INROADS College Links is a college and career readiness program for high school students interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) and Business Careers, with locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Cincinnati and Washington, DC.
Northern Kentucky University’s Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies serves high potential and gifted youth, their parents, and educators. Formally established in 2008, the Institute focuses on their mission of being a comprehensive and valued source for gifted and high potential youth, their parents, and educators in the regional community. The Institute has a reputation for excellence in providing educational opportunities for students, developing innovative curriculum, providing quality professional development for parents and educators, and conducting rigorous research. In addition to their services, the Institute maintains collaborative, meaningful partnerships with businesses, community agencies, and educational institutions in support of high potential and gifted youth.
The primary goal of the IBB is to motivate students to learn about the brain and to inspire them to pursue careers in neuroscience so they can help treat and find cures for brain disorders.
International CyberFair is an award-winning, authentic learning program used by schools and youth organizations around the world. Students conduct research about their local communities and use digital media to publish their findings online. Recognition is given to the best projects in each of eight categories: local leaders, businesses, community organizations, historical landmarks, environment, music, art, and local specialties.
The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF), a program of Society for Science & the Public (the Society), is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition. Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to enter.
The Junior Science and Humanities Symposia (JSHS) Program is a tri-service – U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force – sponsored STEM competition which promotes original research and experimentation in the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) at the high school level and publicly recognizes students for outstanding achievement. By connecting talented students, their teachers, and research professionals at affiliated symposia and by rewarding research excellence, JSHS aims to widen the pool of trained talent prepared to conduct research and development vital to our nation.
The Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) is the state’s premier residential early college program for high school juniors and seniors. The Academy was established by legislative action in 2006 by SB139 and is designed to promote STEM education.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Kids Environment Kids Health is a resource for kids, parents, and teachers to find fun and educational materials related to health, science, and the environment.
MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers (LLRISE) program is a summer workshop teaching students how to build small radar systems. This summer STEM program is a FREE two-week residential project-based enrichment program for outstanding students currently in their junior year in high school.
Based in the Santa Clara Valley of California, Lyceum aims is to inspire and challenge gifted students in all fields of the arts, sciences and humanities, helping them develop their potential while encouraging and assisting parents, teachers, and counselors to do the same. Constituents, once members, can register for seminars and events.
The Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University offers summer camp programs for students in 6th through 12th grades. These summer camps are authentically Lyle, as the facilities, staff, and curriculum are all unique to the Lyle School of Engineering. Camps provide a creative environment for students to learn the fundamentals of engineering through hands-on, interactive team projects.
The Maryville Science and Robotics Program offers premier, cutting-edge courses for students ages 4-16 with highly qualified faculty, including professors, engineers, computer programmers, and gifted certified teachers. They offer small class sizes that are highly differentiated to meet individual student needs. Class sizes are limited to 12-16 students with an overall faculty/staff to participant ratio of 1:6. Each classroom contains an expert faculty member and a university student assistant teacher.
Master-It! is a week-long, residential summer program held every year in June. Twenty young women spend a week on the Emporia State University campus to enjoy some science, mathematics and fun such as field trips and social events.
Math Kangaroo is an international competition that encourages students to master their mathematical knowledge, gives them confidence in their ability for comprehending mathematics, helps them understand how mathematics applies in nature’s laws and human activities, develop their ability to derive pleasure and satisfaction through intellectual life, and shows that mathematical education is significant in every part of the world.
Each summer, SYP offers more than 50 camps/explorations that allow participants to discover and learn about various fields through hands-on laboratory, classroom, and field experiences. There are both middle and high school programs and are held at Michigan Technological University.
Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) is a rigorous six-week residential academic enrichment program for rising high school seniors—many of whom come from underrepresented or underserved communities—who have a strong academic record and are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering. MITES is free for all admitted students.
MIT PRIMES (Program for Research in Mathematics, Engineering and Science) is a free, year-long after-school research program for high school students. Program participants work with MIT researchers on exciting unsolved problems in mathematics, computer science, and computational biology. PRIMES-USA is a distance mentoring math research section for high school juniors from across the United States (outside of Greater Boston). PRIMES Circle is a math enrichment section for high school students from underrepresented groups living within commuting distance from Boston. PRIMES STEP is a math enrichment section for middle school students from Greater Boston.
Montana’s STEM Scholarship Program is designed to provide an incentive for Montana high school students to prepare for, enter into, and complete degrees in postsecondary fields related to science, technology, engineering, mathematics and healthcare. The goal of this program is to increase the number of STEM degree recipients participating in Montana’s workforce.