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.



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.




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



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



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



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



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



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



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


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



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




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