Maryland Summer Centers
– These are a variety of residential and nonresidential camps with topics such as computer science, engineering, robotics, physics, space science, and environmental science.
Cost: varies with program
– A four-to-six week, pre-collegiate summer program for talented high school students from groups historically under-represented and under-served in STEM fields.
Ages: varies with location
Cost: varies with location
The Science and Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP)
– Sponsored by George Washington University and the Department of Defense, SEAP is an eight week summer program for high school students. SEAP is designed so that students can apprentice in fields of their choice with experienced scientists and engineers. This opportunity provides students with valuable experience needed to make informed career decisions. Students apprentice with their mentors on mutually agreed upon projects.
Cost: Students receive a $2000 stipend.
– An 8 week summer internship made available to 120 high school apprentices each in university research laboratories.
Ages: 16 and older
Cost: Selected students are awarded a stipend.
Gains in the Education of Mathematics and Science (GEMS)
– A program where military labs run a 1-4 week in-depth hands-on STEM experience for middle and high school students. The purpose of GEMS is to provide introductory experiences in STEM and spark interest among students.
Cost: Student participants receive a small stipend to offset the costs of participating in GEMS.
University of Maryland Summer Girls
– This is a free program open to all upcoming 9th, 11th and 12th grade females* with one thing in common— the desire to learn more about physics. No prior physics knowledge is necessary, but applicants are required to write a statement explaining why they would like to attend this program.
Grades: 9-12, girls only
Anita C. Leight Estuary Center
– Paddle the watery world of Otter Point Creek, explore the forest habitat, track down the wild and green things that live around us, and investigate the mysteries of nature in their science lab. Dare to adventure the out of doors and see what fun nature exploration can be!
Ages: 5-17; varies with program
Cost: $90-110; varies with program
iD Tech Camps
– Offered at Towson University. Curriculum areas include programming, engineering, animation, and robotics. Week long, over-night and day camps available.
Cost: $829-$879; varies by program
– A Johns Hopkins University introductory engineering course offered to high school students in the summer.
Math and Science Camp
– An intensive one-week academic program providing students with hands-on learning in the areas of engineering, robotics, and flight & rocketry.
University of Maryland Materials Research Science and Engineering Center
– The camps provide a venue to share cutting-edge science and technology, and to generate interest among budding young scientists. The camps also strive to build confidence in students’ abilities in and perception of science and engineering. The camps are designed with teachers to meet STEM curriculum needs and standards, and to build appreciation for science and engineering. High school camps include specific curriculum goals that are incorporated into students’ fall semester learning and final semester evaluation.