These are summer programs that provide students with opportunities to conduct research with scientists. (Upper school students only) Programs that Winsor students have participated in are designated by
Simons Summer Research Fellowship at Stony Brook January deadline Summer hands-on research program for current juniors in science, math, or engineering at Stony Brook University.
Research Science Institute January 06 deadline Summer program for talented juniors. The program, cosponsored by the Center for Excellence in Education and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, selects 80 of the world's most accomplished juniors to participate in cutting-edge research at MIT.
Tufts University School of Medicine Teachers and High School Student Program January deadline Summer research internships at Tufts University School of Medicine for students from underrepresented groups who live in Greater Boston. Stipends are provided to participants.
Project Success at Harvard Medical School February deadline Summer research internships at Harvard Medical School for juniors and seniors who live in Boston or Cambridge and especially those students from underrepresented groups. Stipends are provided to participants.
The Jackson Laboratory Student Summer Program February deadline A nine-week summer research internship in Maine for students who have completed their junior year and are at least sixteen years old. Housing and stipends are provided to participants. Areas for independent research include genetics, neurobiology, and immunology.
The Clark Scholars Program at Texas Tech University February deadline A seven-week summer research program for juniors and seniors. Stipends and room and board are provided to participants.
Broad Institute Summer Internship February 28 deadline Six-week paid research program in genetics for current juniors. Applicants must be nominated by a teacher.
The Summer Science Program Applications accepted December 15 - March 1 A five-week summer program in astronomy at campuses in New Mexico and California for current juniors who will have completed pre-calculus or calculus. Applicants must be at least 15 by the start of the program. Participants complete an independent research project and take college-level classes.
High School Summer Science Research Program at Baylor University March deadline Students complete research with university faculty. Open to current juniors.
Research Internship in Science and Engineering Program at Boston University April deadline A six-week summer research internship for current juniors.
Project SMART at University of New Hampshire Summer research institute in July for current sophomores and juniors. Students choose one of three areas to study: biotechnology and nanotechnology, space science, or marine and environmental science.
These are programs that may include short courses and hands-on learning experiences that provide students with an introduction to various scientific disciplines and techniques. Most are summer programs but a few are short term workshops during the school year. Many programs are open to Upper School students only. Those that also accept Lower School students are indicated by "LS-US". A few programs are for middle schools students only and are designated by "LS". Programs that Winsor students have participated in are designated by
LEAD Summer Engineering Institute January deadline A three-week summer program for sophomores and juniors from diverse backgrounds at Villanova University.
Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) at MIT January deadline A six-week summer program for current juniors interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering especially those from minority backgrounds and other underrepresented segments of the population. Students take courses and learn about careers in engineering and the sciences.
Women's Technology Program (WTP) at MIT January 1 deadline A four-week summer experience for current juniors where female high school students explore engineering and computer science through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects.
Green Across the Pacific February 1 start of application review A summer field environmental and cultural exchange program at the University of Vermont for high school students from North America and China to improve environmental and cultural awareness and cooperation.
Coastal Education and Leadership Internship Program February 1 deadline An 8-week summer program for current juniors who are at least 16 years old at the Marine Science Consortium on Wallops Island, VA. Students will participate in environmental education programs and develop their own research project while they explore the marine environment.
Girls on Ice Expeditions February 1 deadline Outdoor program for girls at least 15 years of age. Students learn about mountain glaciers and alpine ecology through scientific investigations.
Molecular Biology of Cancer and Neuroscience Workshops Rolling deadline - Apply by February 1 to be considered for a scholarship Two-week summer programs for high school students 14-18 years of age at The Rosetta Institute of Biomedical Research at the University of California in Berkeley. Students take classes and learn associated laboratory techniques.
Cornell University Engineering Summer Programs for High School Students March 1 deadlines Two summer programs for Upper school students:
- CATALYST Academy A week long summer program for rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors from backgrounds (African American, Latino/a, or Native American) typically underrepresented in science, engineering, and math
- Curie Academy A week long summer program for rising sophomore, junior, and senior girls who excel in science and math.
The Ocean Engineering Experience at MIT March deadline A summer week long workshop in mechanical and ocean engineering for rising juniors and seniors.
LS-US Smith College Summer Science and Engineering March 1 early admission deadline, applications accepted until May 1 A four-week program in July for girls with interests in science, engineering, and medicine who will be in grades 9-12 next fall.
Paper 2 Plastics at Boston College An eight-week summer program for high school girls and underrepresented minorities in scientific research. Students meet twice a week with professors and undergraduates to learn biological and chemical techniques related to processing recycled paper into biodegradable plastics. Paper to Plastics Application.pdf
Harvard Medical School Medscience Program April 1 deadline Students currently in grades 9-11 and who live in the Metropolitan Boston area are eligible to apply to this week long summer program that teaches students about emergency medicine.
Lincoln Lab Radar Introduction for Student Engineers (LLRISE) April 12 deadline A two-week summer program at MIT's Lincoln Labs in Lexington, MA for current juniors. Students engage in problem solving to build small radar systems.
Advanced Biotechnology Institute at The Roxbury Latin School Rolling admissions begin in April Summer laboratory-based curriculum in biotechnology for students in grades 9-12.
Operation Catapult April deadline A summer hands-on engineering program for current juniors at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Indiana. Students work with research faculty.
Explore Engineering April deadline A one-week engineering program for current sophomores and juniors at the University of Connecticut in late June. Students explore careers in engineering by working in small groups with faculty and graduate students.
Summer Sustainability Program at Colorado State University Register April 15 - May 31 Week long summer programs for students interested in environmental issues. Students work with professors and graduate students on research projects and visit several area national parks.
LS-US Field Studies for Sustainable Futures at Smith College April deadline A two-week interdisciplinary field course in July for students interested in environmental and sustainability issues. Girls who will be in grades 9-12 next fall can apply.
LS Boston University U-Design May deadline Summer, week long workshops in engineering for students currently in grades 5-8.
Boston University Summer Pathways in Science & Engineering for Girls May 1 deadline A summer week long program in July that explores science and engineering opportunities for rising sophomores and juniors.
LS The Artemis Project May 1 deadline, 2013 applications available in March A 5-week summer computer science program at Boston University for girls currently in eighth grade.
Biomedical Research Institute for Secondary School Students Register April 1 - May 31 A two-day workshop at Emmanuel College in June for current sophomores and juniors. Learn techniques associated with research projects in neuroscience, transplant surgeries, nanotechnology, and molecular machines. Biomedical Institute Flyer
LS Tech Savvy for Middle School Girls June 1 deadline A week long summer program (July 22-26) for girls currently in sixth or seventh grade that engage in hands-on activities in engineering, technology, and computer science. Several Boston area universities host this program.
LS-US Acadia Institute of Oceanography Summer marine science programs in Maine for students in grades 5-12.
SEA Semester High School Summer Programs Two 3-week summer marine science programs for sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Students study marine and nautical sciences in classrooms and at sea aboard sailing vessels.
Shoals Marine Lab Summer High School Courses Courses in marine environmental science and oceanography of the Gulf of Maine for high school students who have completed at least two years of high school level science courses. The courses at the Shoals Marine Lab include classroom, lab, and field experiences.
CityLab's Summer Biotechnology Program at Boston University A week-long hands-on workshop for students currently in high school to learn basic techniques and concepts related to DNA science.
July Experience at Davidson College Summer enrichment residential program for current sophomores and juniors. Students take laboratory courses on various topics in biology and chemistry.
LS SPARK - Summer Science for Middle School at Brown University One and two-week sessions for current 7th and 8th grade students that explores topics in science through experimentation and inquiry.
Volunteer Positions at the New England Aquarium Students must be at least 16 years old. Year-round opportunities in many departments.
Internship Opportunities at the New England Aquarium Paid and unpaid internships for high school age students during the school year and in the summer.
S.E.T. in the City Science, Engineering & Technology A one day event in April for girls currently in high school sponsored by Boston University. Students participate in hands-on activities and students have lunch with women scientists. Participants visit several area universities, Biogen, and the Museum of Science. A maximum of six students per school will be admitted.
Summer Institute in Leadership and Sustainability A two-week summer program for 15-18 year old students interested in environmental issues at the Commonwealth Honors College of the University of Massachusetts. Students participate in workshops and field trips, and design their own projects.
LS-US John Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Summer programs for students in grades 5-12. Courses offered to explore topics in science, engineering, and mathematics at John Hopkins University and several other universities, including some in Massachusetts.
LS Jr. Tech Making STEM Education and Careers Come Alive One - four day workshops related to topics in marine biology, engineering, and computer science for students in grades 5-8. All programs are located at facilities on Cape Cod. Workshops offered on weekends during the school year and in the summer months. Workshops include:
- LEGO Mindstorms NXT System: students build and program robots
- Rockin' Rockets: students build and test model rockets
- Computer Game Developer: students design computer games
- Model Boat and Nautical Navigation: students use engineering-design techniques to build model boats
- Animation Creation: students learn to create and animate characters, art, and objects. Great background for creating your own movies, Apps, or computer games.
These competitions include submission of essays or artwork, as well as oral and written tests focused on specific areas of science. Several of the competitions are open to both Lower and Upper school students. Those directed toward Upper School students only are indicated "US". Programs that Winsor students have participated in are designated by
US MIT Society of Women Engineers Essay Contest October 21 deadline A science essay contest for students in grades 9-12. Students submit essays in response to a prompt related to science and/or engineering in a changing world. Please refer to the web link for this year's essay question.
Keep the Sea Free of Debris Art Contest October 27 deadline All lower school students (grades 5-8) are eligible to submit their artwork related to the theme, keep the sea free of debris, sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).
Cool Science Visual Art Contest on Climate Change November 22 deadline Students in all grades are invited to submit artwork that addresses one of three questions related to climate change sponsored by the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
The Dupont Challenge Science Essay Competition January 31 deadline A science essay competition for students in grades 7-12.
US Boston Regional Brain Bee February Contest A multiple choice test taken at MIT open to all students in grades 9-12. All questions come from the Brain Facts book available on the contest website. After the exam there is a keynote lecture by a MIT neuroscientist and lunch with scientists. Qualifying students are eligible to participate in the National Brain Bee.
J-aRT Sculpture-Deep Sea Contest February 28 deadline Winning styrofoam sculptures will be sent to the depth of the oceans during an oceanographic expedition aboard the JODIES Resolution, a deep sea research vessel. All ages are welcome to submit their art work.
Voyage to Discovery Essay Contest Submit entries January 15 - April 15 Lower and Upper school students are eligible to submit an essay on the contributions of African-Americans to the fields of maritime science and history. Sponsored by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Marine Sanctuary System
US DNA Day Essay Contest March 14 deadline A science essay contests for students in grades 9-12 sponsored by the American Society of Human Genetics. Please speak to your science teacher if you are interested.
US USA Biology Olympiad (USABO) Exam competition that tests knowledge in biology. Please see Ms. Lima, Science Department, for more information.
Young Naturalist Award March deadline A research-based science competition for students in grades 7-12. Students plan and conduct their own scientific investigations that involve field work and submit an essay based on their work.
MA Water Resources Authority Poster, Writing, and Video Contests March deadline Students can create a poster, video, or write an essay on a topic related to water resources.
US Why is S.T.E.M. cool to you? March deadline Submit a short (30-60 seconds) video to explain why you are passionate about science, technology, engineering or math (S.T.E.M.). Students must be at least 13 years old to enter the contest.
US High School Physics Photo Contest Submit entries March 1 - May 15 Students in grades 9-12 are eligible to submit photos that will be judged on the quality of the photo and the accuracy of the physics in the explanation that accompanies the photo. Only 15 entries per school permitted.
US Living on the Ocean Planet Video Contest March 11 deadline Upper School students are eligible to submit a 1-3 minute video on a theme related to the ocean or freshwater.
Nautilus Patch Design Contest Submit entries March 1 - May 11 Students age 6-14 years old are eligible to submit their original art work as a design for the patch that Dr. Bob Ballard and his crew will wear on their uniforms during their summer-fall expeditions to explore the ocean.
Massachusetts Society for Medical Research Annual Student Competition Submit entries January 7 - May 10 Students in grades 7-12 can submit an essay, a poster, or a website that reports on a recent research discovery at a New England research institute.
US Thacher Environmental Research Contest April 15 deadline Submit a research proposal that uses satellite remote sensing to investigate climate change and the changing planet. Sponsored by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies.
Marine Art/Poster Contest April 25 deadline An annual competition open to students in grades 5-12 that celebrates the resources of the National Marine Sanctuary located off our coastline, Stellwagen Bank. Students submit original illustrations or computer graphics related to the contest theme. marine art_contest_2013.pdf US Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Essay and Art Contest June deadline
An contest for Upper School students on ocean awareness and stewardship. Students can choose to submit original art work or an essay.
These day and overnight summer camps focus on engaging students in hands-on science. Most are directed towards Lower School students. Programs that Winsor students have participated in are designated by
Massachusetts Audubon Summer Camps Overnight and day camps for students in both Lower and Upper School grades to explore the natural world.
Green Power & Farm and Forest Summer Programs Two programs for children in both Lower and Upper School grades at the Land's Sake Farm in Weston. Students engage in activities related to sustainability and farming.
Earth Camp March deadline For students currently in grades 8-11 interested in environmental and sustainability issues. Students will camp and explore the ecology and water resources of Southern Arizona to eastern Utah while on a rafting trip.
Harbor Discoveries Camps at the New England Aquarium Summer programs that explore the natural world for students currently in grades 5-8.
Whale Camp at the Fundy Marine Science Institute For students 10-17 years old. One - three week long programs where students learn about marine mammals and marine ecology.
EXPLO Two-three week summer programs for students in grades 5-12 at Wellesley College, Wheaton College, and Yale University. Various programs including computer programming, engineering, medicine, biology, chemistry, and physics.
Sci-Tech Camp Science, technology, engineering, and math-focused summer camp for students entering grades 5-10 at the Dexter-Southfield School. Several week-long programs offered.
i2 Camp A summer day camp for Lower School students with week long programs that focus on topics in science, technology, engineering, and math at The Roxbury Latin School.
Upper School Teaching Interns Students who are at least 16 years old and are interested in working this summer to learn and teach S.T.E.M curriculum to middle school age children at the i2 Camp (see link above) are encouraged to apply. Interns will work with middle school teachers and science graduate students to teach the curriculum at the camp. Download the attached file for application instructions.