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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.

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 (day program)
    Site Director: Dr. Carl S. Pettis
    334-229-4465
    Program dates: June 3 – June 28
    Applications will be accepted from rising 10th-12th grade students.

    Colorado Springs, CO
    University of Colorado (day program)
    Site Director: Dr. David Khaliqi
    719-255-3595
    Program dates: June 3 – June 28
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 10th-12th grade students from school districts in Colorado Springs and Pueblo, CO.

    Tallahassee, FL
    Florida State University (day program)
    Site Director: Mr. Ebe Randeree
    850-645-5674
    Program dates: June 10 – July 19
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th-12th students who attend schools in Leon and Gadsden counties in the Tallahassee area. Students who wish to apply must be nominated by a local teacher.

    Savannah, GA
    Savannah State University (residential program)
    Site Director: Dr. Asad Yousuf
    912-695-5501
    Program dates: June 10 – July 12
    Applications will be accepted from rising 10th-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.

    Iowa City, IA
    The University of Iowa (residential program)
    Site Director: Mr. Tracy Peterson
    319-335-5776
    Program Dates: June 24 – July 26
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 10th-12th grade students who participate in the University of Iowa Upward Bound program and who attend Columbus Junction HS, Muscatine HS, and West Liberty HS.

    Baltimore, MD
    Morgan State University (residential program)
    Site Director: Dr. Traci Allotey
    443-885-4298
    Program dates: June 23 – July 26
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 10th-12th grade students.

    Houghton, MI
    Michigan Technological University (residential/day program)
    Site Director: Ms. Liz Fujita
    906-487-2219
    Program dates: June 17 – August 2
    Applications will be accepted only from students nominated by the Keweenaw Ojibwa Community College (MI).

    Jackson, MS
    Jackson State University (day program)
    Site Director: Dr. Francis Tuluri
    601-979-8262
    Program dates: June 3 – June 28
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th grade students who attend schools in the Jackson (MS) area public school districts.

    St. Louis, MO
    Harris-Stowe State University (residential program)
    Site Director: Ms. Linda Todoroff
    314-340-5796
    Program dates: June 10 – July 11
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th-12th grade students who attend schools in the Jennings and Riverview Gardens districts of St. Louis, MO.

    Butte, MT
    Montana Tech (residential program)
    Site Director: Ms. Theresa Rader
    406-496-4683
    Program dates: June 16 – July 19
    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.

    Las Vegas, NV
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
     (day program)
    Site Director: Dr. Justin Zhan
    702-895-2054
    Program dates: May 27 – July 5
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th-12th grade students who attend schools in the Clark County School District of Las Vegas (NV).

     

    Newark, NJ
    New Jersey Institute of Technology (day program)
    Site Director: Ms. Suzanne Berliner-Heyman
    973-642-4795
    Program dates: July 8 – August 2
    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 (day program)
    Site Director: Ms. Katherine Love
    505-277-9921
    Program dates: June 3 – June 28
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th-11th grade students living in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho, NM.

    Fayetteville, NC
    Fayetteville State University (day program)
    Site Director: Dr. Teresa Thompson-Pinckney
    910-672-1870
    Program dates: June 3 – June 28
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th-12th grade students who are enrolled in the TRIO Talent Search program at Fayetteville State University.

    Philadelphia, PA
    University of Pennsylvania (day program)
    Site Director: Mr. Dan Uueda
    215-746-8126
    Program dates: July 8 – August 2
    Applications will be accepted from rising 9th or 1th grade students attending Philadelphia public schools.

    San Juan, PR
    University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras (day program)
    Site Director: Dr. Peter Feng
    787-764-0620
    Program dates: June 17 – July 12
    Applications will be accepted from rising 9th-12th grade students who attend Puerto Rico schools.

    Houston, TX
    Texas Southern University (day program)
    Site Director: Ms. Marcia Robin-Stoute
    713-313-7673
    Program dates: June 24 – July 19
    Applications will be accepted only from rising 9th-12th grade students living in the Houston (TX) metropolitan area.

    Blacksburg, VA
    Virginia Tech (residential program)
    Site Director: Mr. Jason Puryear
    540-231-8171
    Program dates: June 15 – July 26
    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 (residential program)
    Site Director: Dr. Shelvy Campbell-Monroe
    304-691-1607
    Program dates: June 3 – June 30
    Applications will be accepted only from West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio high school students.

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