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

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

January 13 – May 21, 2021
Student application period

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 (ASU)
    Site Directors: Dr. Carl S. Pettis and Dr. Michelle Foster
    Program dates: May 31 – June 25 (virtual program)
    Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students, with enrollment preference given to rising 10th and 11th grade students in the Montgomery (AL) tri-county area.

    Fayetteville, AR
    University of Arkansas (UA)
    Site Director: Dr. Justin Zhan
    Program dates: May 31 – July 9 (virtual program)
    Applications accepted only from rising 9th grade students enrolled in Washington County (AR) Public Schools.

    Arcata, CA
    Humboldt State University (HSU)
    Site Director: Mr. David Marshall
    Program dates: June 28 – July 23 (virtual program)
    Applications accepted from rising 10th thru rising 12th grade students. The target population for this program is Native American students, however, all are encouraged to apply.

    Colorado Springs, CO
    University of Colorado, Colorado Springs (UCCS)
    Site Director: Ms. Vicki Taylor
    Program dates: June 7 – July 1 (hybrid program)
    Applications accepted from rising 10th through rising 12th grade students enrolled in schools in the Colorado Springs area.

    Homestead, FL
    Miami Dade College, Homestead (MDCH)
    Site Director: Ms. Jasmine Johnson
    Program dates: June 21 – July 30 (virtual program)
    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 (FSU)
    Site Directors: Dr. Faye Jones and Mr. Ebe Randeree
    Program dates: June 21 – July 29 (virtual program)
    Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students enrolled in Leon and Gadsden county (FL) schools.

     

    Savannah, GA
    Savannah State University (SSU)
    Site Director: Dr. Asad Yousuf
    Program dates: June 7 – July 12 (virtual program)
    Applications accepted from rising 10th through rising 11th grade students enrolled in the Savannah State University Upward Bound program.

    Lawrence, KS
    University of Kansas (KU)
    Site Director: Ms. Marilynn Chavez
    Program Dates: June 6 – July 16 (virtual program)
    Applications accepted only from students enrolled in the KU Upward Bound program, or the KU Upward Bound Math Science-LT program.

    Baltimore, MD
    Morgan State University (MSU)
    Site Director: Ms. Emily Caballero
    Program dates: June 21 – July 30 (virtual program)
    Applications accepted from rising 12th grade students nationwide.

    Jackson, MS
    Jackson State University (JSU)
    Site Director: Dr. Francis Tuluri
    Program dates: June 1 – June 29 (virtual program)
    Applications accepted only from rising 9th grade students enrolled in the Jackson (MS) Public Schools District and surrounding districts.

    St. Louis, MO
    Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU)
    Site Director: Dr. Benjale Bailey
    Program dates: June 13 – July 8 (virtual program)
    Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students enrolled in the HSSU Educational Talent Search program.

    Butte, MT
    Montana Tech (MT)
    Site Directors: Ms. Theresa Rader and Ms. Amy Verlanic
    Program dates: June 20 – July 30 [HYBRID]
    Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students enrolled in Anaconda, Butte, Helena, and Capital high schools in MT.

    Newark, NJ
    New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)
    Site Director: Ms. Suzanne Berliner-Heyman
    Program dates: July 6 – July 30 (virtual program)
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 11th grade female high school students living within commuting distance of the NJIT campus in Newark, NJ.  

    Albuquerque, NM
    University of New Mexico (UNM)
    Site Director: Ms. Elsa Castillo
    Program dates: June 7 – July 2; or July 7-25 and July 12-30 (virtual program)
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 10th and 11th grade students living in New Mexico.

    Fayetteville, NC
    Fayetteville State University
    Site Director: Ms. Kendra Simon
    Program dates: June 7 – July 2 (virtual program)
    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 Agricultural & Technical State University (NCAT)
    Site Director: Dr. Robert Cobb, Jr.
    Program dates: July 5 – August 5 (virtual program)
    Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students enrolled in the NCAT Educational Talent Search program. 

    Wooster, Ohio
    The Ohio State University (OSU)
    Site Director: Jacob E. Gillam
    Program dates: June 14 – July 16 (virtual program)
    Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students participating in the OSU-ATI Upward Bound program.

    Philadelphia, PA
    University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)
    Site Director: Mr. Dan Uueda
    Program dates: July 6 – July 30 (virtual program)
    Applications will be accepted from rising 9th or 10th grade students attending Philadelphia public schools.

    State College, PA
    Penn State University (PSU)
    Site Director: Mr. Tracy Peterson
    Program dates: June 6 – July 22 (virtual program)
    Applications accepted only from rising 10th grade students enrolled in the Upward Bound program (from Mifflin County HS, Mount Union Area HS, Newport HS, and Steelton-Highspire HS) at PSU.

    San Juan, PR
    University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (UPR, RP)
    Site Directors: Dr. Jose Nieves and Dr. Peter Feng
    Program dates: June 21 – July 16 (virtual program)
    Applications will be accepted from rising 9th-12th grade students who attend Puerto Rico schools.

    Houston, TX
    Texas Southern University (TSU)
    Site Directors: Ms. Marcia Robin-Stoute and Dr. David Olowokere
    Program dates: June 21 – July 15 (virtual program)
    Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students living in the Houston (TX) metropolitan area.

    Blacksburg, VA
    Virginia Tech (VT)
    Site Director: Ms. Fran Clark
    Program dates: June 14 – July 23 (virtual program)
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th-12th grade students who are participants in the Virginia Tech Upward Bound programs.

    Petersburg, VA
    Virginia State University (VSU)
    Site Director: Dr. Shandra Claiborne
    Program dates: June 29 – July 21 (virtual program)
    Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students who attend Petersburg, Ettrick, and Colonial Heights (VA) area schools.

    Huntington, WV
    Marshall University
    Site Director: Dr. Shelvy Campbell-Monroe
    Program dates: May 30 – June 30 (virtual program)
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students from West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio high school students.

    Institute, WV
    West Virginia State University (WVSU)
    Site Director: Dr. Micheal Fultz
    Program dates: June 7 – July 2 and July 5-30 (in-person program)
    Applications accepted only from high school students who live within commuting distance of WVSU.

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