This summer a group of Boston-area high school students participated in Northeastern University’s Young Scholars Program which places 26 of the brightest Boston-area high-school students in paid research positions in university labs. The effort not only increases the depth of students’ scientific knowledge, it gives them a chance to learn about potential career paths as they collaborate with leading faculty to explore an array of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) areas.
Another summer STEM learning program offered at Northeastern University this summer was the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp. The free, two-week program — run by Northeastern’s Center for STEM Education —gives students the chance to work alongside Northeastern faculty, staff and students on projects aimed at increasing their knowledge and experience in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The two-week academic, residential camp for middle schoolers emphasizes increasing students’ mathematics/science skills, introducing them to college life, and stimulating their interest in science and engineering as a potential career path.