volunteersUNITE is a four-to-six week, pre-collegiate summer experience for talented high school students from groups historically underrepresented and underserved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Held at higher education institutions across the country, UNITE encourages students to pursue college majors and careers in engineering and other STEM-related fields through a program of focused hands-on rigorous academics, enrichment, and career exploration.

UNITE was an extremely rewarding experience. I learned how to divide and conquer a project with my team members. I learned how to look at our world in a mathematic and scientific manner. I would recommend this program to anyone– it was absolutely incredible.

UNITE Student

Operating on a two-year cycle (2016-2017), UNITE targets rising 9th through 12th grade students. Student applications for 2017 summer programs will be accepted beginning in February 2017 through May 2017, depending on the program location. Students accepted into a program receive support and enrichment designed to best help them achieve their goals of higher education and careers in STEM.



Feb-May: Student application period
Mar-May: Selected students notified
Jun-Aug: Students participate in UNITE program (site dates vary by location)

Applications for 2017 summer programs will open in February.




Alabama State University – Montgomery, AL (day program)
Site Director: Dr. Carl S. Pettis (cpettis@alasu.edu)  334-229-4465
Program dates: June 5 – June 30



University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, CO (day program)
Site Director: Dr. David Khaliqi (dkhaliqi@uccs.edu)  719-255-3595
Program dates: June 5 – June 30



Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University  – Tallahassee, FL (day program)
Site Director: Dr. Shonda Bernadin (shonda.bernadin@famu.edu)  850-410-6393
Program dates: June 5 – June 30

Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus – Miami, FL (day program)
Site Director: Mr. Mauricio Ferrazza (mferrazz@mdc.edu)  305-237-7852
Program dates: June 12 – July 28



Savannah State University – Savannah, GA (residential program)
Site Director: Dr. Asad Yousuf (yousufa@savannahstate.edu)  912-695-5501
Program dates: June 12 – July 14



Xavier University of Louisiana – New Orleans, LA (day program)
Site Director: Dr. Anderson Sunda-Meya (asundame@xula.edu)  504-520-5107
Program dates: June 5 – June 30



Morgan State University – Baltimore, MD (residential program)
Site Director: Dr. Traci Allotey (traci.allotey@morgan.edu)  443-885-4298
Program dates: June 25 – July 28



Michigan Technological University – Houghton, MI (residential/day program)
Site Director: Ms. Liz Fujita (liz@mtu.edu)  906-487-2219
Program dates: June 18 – July 29



Jackson State University – Jackson, MS (day program)
Site Director: Dr. Francis Tuluri (francis.tuluri@jsums.edu)  601-979-8262
Program dates: June 5 – June 30



Harris-Stowe State University – St. Louis, MO (residential program)
Site Director: Ms. Linda Todoroff (todorofl@hssu.edu)  314-340-5796
Program dates: July 5 – July 28

New Jersey

New Jersey Institute of Technology – Newark, NJ (day program)
Site Director: Ms. Suzanne Berliner-Heyman (berlines@njit.edu)  973-642-4795
Program dates: July 10 – August 4


New Mexico

University of New Mexico – Albuquerque, NM (day program)
Site Director: Ms. Katherine Love (katherin@unm.edu)  505-277-9921
Program dates: June 5 – June 30



University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV (day program)
Site Director: Dr. Justin Zhan (justin.zhan@unlv.edu)  702-895-2054
Program dates: June 5 – July 15


North Carolina

Fayetteville State University – Fayetteville, NC (day program)
Site Director: Dr. Teresa Thompson-Pinckney (tpinckney@uncfsu.edu)  910-672-1870
Program dates: June 19 – July 14


University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA (day program)
Site Director: Mr. Dan Ueda (danueda@seas.upenn.edu)  215-746-8126
Program dates: July 3 – July 28


Puerto Rico

University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus – San Juan, PR (day program)
Site Director: Dr. Peter Feng (peter.feng@upr.edu)  787-764-0620
Program dates: May 30 – June 27



Texas Southern University – Houston, TX (day program)
Site Director: Ms. Marcia Robin-Stoute (robinms@tsu.edu)  713-313-7673
Program dates: June 26 – July 20



Virginia Tech – Blacksburg, VA (residential program)
Site Director: Ms. Kimberly Andrews (krandrews@vt.edu)  540-231-6911
Program dates: June 12 – July 15


Washington D.C.

Howard University – Washington, D.C. (day program)
Site Director: Dr. Stephen Arhin (saarhim@howard.edu)  202-806-4798
Program dates: June 26 – July 21


West Virginia

Marshall University – Huntington, WV (residential program)
Site Director: Dr. Shelvy Campbell (campbels@marshall.edu)  304-691-1607
Program dates: June 12 – July 8




For general program inquiries, contact:
Hillary Lee
Technology Student Association
Email: hlee@tsaweb.org
Phone: 888-860-9010