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*Application are now CLOSED. Most Unite sites will be transitioning to a virtual format. Please check back for programming updates as the COVID-19 situation unfolds.

Unite is a four-to-six week, pre-collegiate summer experience for talented high school students from groups historically underserved in 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.

Download the program locations map here.

You'll Get To...

  • learn how science, technology, engineering and mathematics have applications in the real world
  • gain confidence in your ability to participate in STEM activities
  • collaborate and solve problems as a member of a team
  • learn firsthand from college students and professionals how engaging STEM studies and careers can be
  • be better prepared to pursue STEM majors in college and, ultimately, in future careers

Eligibility

  • Rising 9th through rising 12th grade students are eligible
  • Students must be from groups historically underrepresented and underserved in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)

Information for Volunteers

Unite programs engage volunteers to interact with students (as program assistants, mentors, speakers, etc.) during the summer. Inquiries about volunteering should be sent to specific Unite site directors.

Important Dates

February – May
Student application period (varies by site)

March – May
Selected students notified by Unite site directors (varies by site)

June – August
Students participate in Unite program (varies by site)

Interested in this program?

If you are interested in this program email us or call Hillary Lee at 888-860-9010. We'd love to hear from you!

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    Program Locations

    Click a highlighted state to find a location near you

    Montgomery, AL
    Alabama State University (virtual program)
    Site Director: Dr. Carl S. Pettis
    334-229-4465
    Program dates: June 15 – July 3
    Applications will be accepted from rising 10th-12th grade students.

    Fayetteville, AK
    University of Arkansas (virtual program)
    Site Director: Dr. Justin Zhan
    Program dates: June 1 – July 10

    Colorado Springs, CO
    University of Colorado (virtual program)
    Site Director: Ms. Vicki Taylor
    Program dates: June 1 – June 25
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 10th-12th grade students – from school districts in El Paso and Pueblo Counties – who will be enrolled in the UCCS Pre-Collegiate Program.

    Homestead, FL
    Miami Dade College, Homestead (MDCH) (virtual program)
    Site Director: Ms. Jasmine Johnson
    Program dates: June 22 – July 31
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 10th-12th grade students who are enrolled in the Miami Dade College Homestead Upward Bound program.

    Tallahassee, FL
    Florida State University (virtual program)
    Site Director: Dr. Faye Jones
    Program dates: June 15 – July 24
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th-rising 12th grade students who attend schools in Leon and Gadsden counties in the Tallahassee area.
    Students who wish to apply must be nominated by a local STEM teacher in the qualifying schools.

     

    Savannah, GA
    Savannah State University (virtual program)
    Site Director: Dr. Asad Yousuf
    Program dates: June 8 – July 9
    Applications will be accepted from rising 10th-rising 12th-grade students who attend schools in the Savannah Chatham County School District – and who are part of the Upward Bound program at Savannah State University.

    Lawrence, KS
    University of Kansas (KU) (virtual program)
    Site Director: Ms. Marilynn Chavez
    Program Dates: June 1 – July 9

    Baltimore, MD
    Morgan State University (virtual program)
    Site Director: Dr. Candice Marshall
    Program dates: June 22 – July 31
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 11th-12th grade students.

    Butte, MT
    Montana Tech (virtual program)
    Site Director: Ms. Theresa Rader
    406-496-4683
    Program dates: June 21 – July 31
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th-12th grade students who participate in the Montana Tech TRIO Upward Bound program and who attend the following schools: Anaconda HS, Butte HS, Helena HS, and Capital HS.

    Newark, NJ
    New Jersey Institute of Technology (virtual program)
    Site Director: Ms. Suzanne Berliner-Heyman
    973-596-3550
    Program dates: July 6 – July 31
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 10th grade female high school students living within commuting distance of the NJIT campus in Newark, NJ.  

    Albuquerque, NM
    University of New Mexico (virtual program)
    Site Director: Ms. Elsa Castillo
    Session 1 program dates: Monday, June 8 – Friday, June 26
    Session 2 program dates: Monday, July 13 – Friday, July 31
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th-11th grade students living in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, NM.

    Fayetteville, NC
    Fayetteville State University (virtual program)
    Site Director: Ms. Kendra Simon
    Program dates: July 13 – August 7
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th-12th grade students who are enrolled in the TRIO Talent Search program at Fayetteville State University.

    Greensboro, NC
    North Carolina Agriculture & Technical State University (virtual program)
    Site Director: Dr. Robert Cobb, Jr.
    Program dates: July 6 – July 21
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th-12th grade students who are enrolled in the TRIO Talent Search program at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.

    Wooster, Ohio
    The Ohio State University (virtual program)
    Site Director: Jacob E. Gillam
    Program dates: June 15 – July 24
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th-10th grade students – from Wooster High School, Orrville High School, and Canton-McKinley High school – who also are enrolled in the Ohio State ATI Upward Bound program. For more information about The Ohio State Upward Bound program, visit: https://u.osu.edu/atiub/welcome-4/apply/

    Philadelphia, PA
    University of Pennsylvania (virtual program)
    Site Director: Mr. Dan Uueda
    215-746-8126
    Program dates: July 6 – July 31
    Applications will be accepted from rising 9th or 10th grade students attending Philadelphia public schools.

    Houston, TX
    Texas Southern University (virtual program)
    Site Director: Ms. Marcia Robin-Stoute
    Program dates: June 22 – July 16
    Application Deadline: May 15
    Apply here.
    Applications will be accepted  from rising 9th-12th grade students . 

    Blacksburg, VA
    Virginia Tech (virtual program)
    Site Director: Ms. Fran Clark
    Program dates: June 13 – July 24
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th-12th grade students who are participants in the Virginia Tech Upward Bound programs

    Huntington, WV
    Marshall University (virtual program)
    Site Director: Dr. Shelvy Campbell-Monroe
    304-691-1607
    Program dates: June 8 – July 3
    Applications will be accepted only from West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio high school students.

    Institute, WV
    West Virginia State University (day program)
    Site Director: Dr. Micheal Fultz
    Program dates: July 6 – July 31

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