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.


Operating on a two-year cycle (2016-2017), UNITE targets rising 9th through 12th grade students. Student applications for 2016 summer programs will be accepted beginning in February 2016 through May 2016, 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)

2016 Unite applications have closed for the program year.

 

2016 PROGRAM LOCATIONS

Alabama

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

 

Colorado

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

 

Florida

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

 

Michigan

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

 

Mississippi

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

 

Missouri

Harris-Stowe State University – St. Louis, MO (day program)
Site Director: Ms. Linda Todoroff (todorofl@hssu.edu)  314-340-5796


New Jersey

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

 

New Mexico

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

 

Nevada

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

 

North Carolina

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


Pennsylvania

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

 

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

 

Texas

Texas Southern University – Houston, NV (day program)
Site Director: Ms. Marcia Robin-Stoute (robinms@tsu.edu)  713-313-7673

 

Virginia

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

 

Washington D.C.

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

 

West Virginia

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

 

 

CONTACT

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