Summer Programs Update

The Richmond Area Program for Minorities in Engineering (RAPME) is presenting the 2010 Summer Engineering Institute. The RAPME Summer Engineering Istitute is a 3- or 5-week academic program for high school minority students in the Richmond/Petersburg metropolitan area. The program provides students with information about various fields of engineering and the requirements for pursuing a career in engineering. Applications can be found at and are due on by Friday, April 23.

The Rensselaer PREFACE Program is a two-week residential summer experience for talented high school sophomores and juniors, who will enter 11th or 12th grade in the fall of the coming year and who have expressed a strong, early interest in pursuing a career in the engineering and technological professions. It is for high school students from groups that have been historically and traditionally underrepresented or underserved in science, engineering, and technological fields. Please visit to apply. The application deadline is March 19.

Cornell University presents the CURIE and CATALYST Academies. These academies are one-week summer residential programs for high school students who excel in math and science, enjoy solving problems, and want to learn more about careers in engineering. The target population for the CURIE Academy are current sophomore and juniors girls and the target population for CATALYST Academy are current freshman, sophomore, and juniors girls and boys from backgrounds severely underrepresented in the science, technology, engineering, and math disciplines. Applications are available online at or Both applications must be postmarked by March 1.

The University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science is sponsoring the 2010 Introduction to Engineering Program. This program is for rising seniors interested in engineering, math, science, and technology. For more information and to apply to this program, please visit The application deadline is April 9.

The Medical Science Internship Program (MSIP) is a 5-week summer program sponsored by VCU. The purpose of this program is to expose high school students to the healthcare and the research component of medicine. Students receive hands-on experience in a research project and receive the opportunity to build connection with a mentor in research and healthcare. For more information and application instructions, please visit The application deadline is Friday, February 26.