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 )

Program Dates: June 6, 2016 – July 1, 2016



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

Program Dates: June 6, 2016 – July 1, 2016



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

Program Dates: June 6, 2016 – June 30, 2016



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

Program Dates: June 26, 2016 – July 30, 2016



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

Program Dates: June 6, 2016 – July 1, 2016



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

Program Dates: June 27, 2016 – July 28, 2016

New Jersey

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

Program Dates: July 5, 2016 – July 29, 2016


New Mexico

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

Program Dates: June 5, 2016 – June 30, 2016



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

Program Dates: June 6, 2016 – July 15, 2016


North Carolina

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

Program Dates: June 20, 2016 – July 15, 2016


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

Program Dates: July 5, 2016 – July 29, 2016


Puerto Rico

University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras – San Juan, PR (day program)
Site Director: Prof. Jose Nieves (nieves@ltp.uprrp.edu)

Program Dates: May 30, 2016 – June 27, 2016



Texas Southern University – Houston, NV (day program)
Site Director: Ms. Kimberly Scranton (gilkeska@tsu.edu)

Program Dates: June 27, 2016 – July 22, 2016



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

Program Dates: June 12, 2016 – July 15, 2016


Washington D.C.

Howard University – Washington, D.C. (day program)
Site Director: Dr. Mohammad Chouikha (mchouikha@howard.edu)

Program Dates: July 5, 2016 – July 29, 2016


West Virginia

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

Program Dates: June 27, 2016 – July 22, 2016




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