BU is pleased to announce that Summer Pathways will take place July 12-19, 2013. Summer Pathways, now in its seventh year, is an exciting seven-day, residential program for high school girls entering their junior or senior year in September 2013. The program targets girls from Boston area high schools who show promise and/or interest in science, math, or engineering. The year, for the first time, the program will include whale watching and an overnight on the historic Roseway, a 137 schooner built in 1925. Tuition is $675 and includes room, board, all travel and activities. Scholarships of up to $575 are available to students with demonstrated financial need.
Participants will live in a BU dormitory, and during this week, will have the opportunity to engage in many hands-on science activities and gain first hand knowledge of a wide range of careers in STEM disciplines. Participants also visit laboratories, listen to career panels, visit local companies, and learn about the college admissions process. On the Roseway, they will learn about marine life, the physics of sailing, and be active participants alongside the crew.
Information about the program can be found at: http://www.bu.edu/lernet/spathways. Students who would like to participate in the program should complete and submit an online application via the website. Each applicant will be required to obtain two recommendations from past or present teachers. Teacher recommendations also should be submitted via the website. All applications and letters of reference must be received by May 1, 2013.