UNITE

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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 April 8, 2015


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.

 

GENERAL PROGRAM MILESTONES

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

 

2017 PROGRAM LOCATIONS

  • Alabama State University – Montgomery, AL (day program)
    • Program Director: Dr. Carl S. Pettis (cpettis@alasu.edu) 334-229-4465 
    • Program Dates: June 5, 2017 – June 30, 2017
    • Application Deadline: April 14
  • University of Colorado – Colorado Springs, CO (day program)
    • Site Director: Dr. David Khaliqi (dkhaliqi@uccs.edu) 719-255-3595 
    • Program Dates: June 5, 2017 – June 30, 2017
    • Application Deadline: June 3
    • Applications will be accepted only from rising 10th grade students living in Colorado Springs, CO.
  • 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, 2017 – June 30, 2017
    • Application Deadline: March 15
    • Applications will be accepted only from Tallahassee area high school students.
  • Miami Dade College, Wolfson Campus – Miami, FL (day program)
    • Site Director: Mr. Mauricio Ferrazza (mferrazz@mdc.edu) 305-237-7852 
    • Program Dates: June 12, 2017 – July 14, 2017
    • Application Deadline: May 31
    • Applications will be accepted only from students attending specific Miami Dade County (FL) feeder schools. Please contact the site director for a list of the specific schools.
  •  Savannah State University – Savannah, GA (residential program)

    • Site Director: Dr. Asad Yousuf (yousufa@savannahstate.edu) 912-695-5501
    • Program Dates: June 12, 2017 – July 14, 2017
    • Application Deadline: May 1
    • Applications will be accepted only from high school students attending Chatham County (GA) schools.
  •   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, 2017 – June 30, 2017
    • Application Deadline: May 5
  •  Morgan State University – Baltimore, MD (residential program)

    • Site Director: Dr. Traci Allotey (traci.allotey@morgan.edu) 443-885-4298
    • Program Dates: June 25, 2017 – July 28, 2017
    • Application Deadline: April 16
    • Applications will be accepted only from rising 10th – 12th grade students.
  • Michigan Technological University – Houghton, MI (residential/day program)
    • Site Director: Ms. Liz Fujita (liz@mtu.edu) 906-487-2219 
    • Program Dates: June 18, 2017 – July 29, 2017
    • Application Deadline: June 1
    • Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th – 11th grade students living in the Upper Peninsula region of Michigan.
  • Jackson State University – Jackson, MS (day program)
    • Site Director: Dr. Francis Tuluri (francis.tuluri@jsums.edu) 601-979-8262 
    • Program Dates: June 5, 2017 – June 30, 2017
    • Application Deadline: May 8
  • Harris-Stowe State University – St. Louis, MO (residential program)
    • Site Director: Ms. Linda Todoroff (todorofl@hssu.edu) 314-340-5796 
    • Program Dates: July 5, 2017 – July 28, 2017
    • Application Deadline: May 12
    • Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th – 12th grade students who attend schools in the Jennings and Riverview Gardens districts of St. Louis, MO.
  • 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, 2017 – August 4, 2017
    • Application Deadline: April 21
    • Applications will be accepted only from female high school students living within commuting distance of the NJIT campus in Newark, NJ.
  • University of New Mexico – Albuquerque, NM (day program)
    • Site Director: Ms. Katherine Love (katherin@unm.edu) 505-277-9921 
    • Program Dates: June 5, 2017 – June 30, 2017
    • Application Deadline: May 19
    • Applications will be accepted only from rising 10th and 11th grade students living in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, NM.
  • 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 12, 2017 – July 21, 2017
    • Application Deadline: May 6
  • Fayetteville State University – Fayetteville, NC (day program)
    • Site Director: Dr. Teresa Thompson-Pinckney (tpinckney@uncfsu.edu) 910-672-1870 
    • Program Dates: June 19, 2017 – July 14, 2017
    • Application Deadline: April 15
    • Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th – 12th grade students who attend Cumberland County (NC) schools.
  • University of Pennsylvania – Philadelphia, PA (day program)
    • Site Director: Mr. Dan Ueda (danueda@seas.upenn.edu) 215-746-8126 
    • Program Dates: July 3, 2017 – July 28, 2017
    • Application Deadline: June 15
    • Applications will be accepted only from rising 11th grade students attending Philadelphia public schools.
  • University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras – San Juan, PR (day program)
    • Site Director: Dr. Peter Feng (peter.feng@upr.edu) 787-764-0620 
    • Program Dates: May 30, 2017 – June 27, 2017
    • Application Deadline: March 27
  • Texas Southern University – Houston, TX (day program)
    • Site Director: Ms. Marcia Robin-Stoute (robinms@tsu.edu) 713-313-7676 
    • Program Dates: June 26, 2017 – July 20, 2017
    • Application Deadline: May 30
  • Virginia Tech – Blacksburg, VA (residential program)
    • Site Director: Ms. Kimberly Andrews (krandrews@vt.edu) 540-231-6911 
    • Program Dates: June 12, 2017 – July 15, 2017
    • Application Deadline: May 5
    • Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th – 12th grade students living in the following counties and cities within the greater southwest region of Virginia (Bassett County, Floyd County, Franklin County, Giles County, Grayson County, Henry County, Montgomery County, Patrick County, Pulaski County, Tazewell County, Lynchburg City, and Martinsville City).
  • Howard University – Washington, D.C. (day program)
    • Site Director: Dr. Stephen Arhin (saarhin@howard.edu) 202-806-4798 
    • Program Dates: June 26, 2017 – July 21, 2017
    • Application Deadline:
    • Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th and 10th grade students.
  • Marshall University – Huntington, WV (residential program)
    • Site Director: Dr. Shelvy Campbell (campbels@marshall.edu) 304-691-1607 
    • Program Dates: June 12, 2017 – July 8, 2017
    • Application Deadline: May 19
    • Applications will be accepted only from West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio high school students.

 

 

CONTACT

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