2015 MITES Summer Program (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) for Rising HS Seniors

MITES (MIT) enrichment programs

Registration is open for 2015 MITES: Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science programs. The enrichment opportunities, for rising seniors, are sponsored by the MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Programs.  All three programs are free; two residential (six-week and one-week programs) and one online.  Students are responsible for their transportation to the campus for the residential summer programs.


The application DEADLINE date is Wednesday, February 4, 2015!!


If you are a high school junior who excels in math and science, as well as a US citizen or permanent resident, you are eligible to apply! 


By submitting just one application, you are automatically considered for one of the following three programs with the same selection criteria (http://mit.edu/mites/Recruitment_&_Selection.html).


Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES)

This intense six-week program immerses students in life at MIT through math and science courses, a challenging hands-on elective course, and lab tours and social events. 

Engineering Experience at MIT (E2@MIT)
In this one-week program, students take one of six intensive project-based courses, participate in admissions and financial aid sessions, and participate in lab tours and social events. 

MIT Online Science, Technology, and Engineering Community (MOSTEC)

From July through January, students in this online program discuss research, receive admissions and financial aid advice, and attend webinars. They also complete online science and engineering projects that they present during a five-day conference on MIT’s campus.

2015 Program Dates: 

June 12, 2015 – July 24, 2015

July 26, 2015 – August 2, 2015


Online: July 6, 2015 - January 9, 2016
Conference at MIT: August 3, 2015 - August 7, 2015


MIT is located in Cambridge, MA, which is located near downtown Boston.  Even though MIT is most commonly known as the “A+ school” for science, engineering, and technology, it also showcases its programs in economics, political science, and management.  And don’t think of MIT students as engineering nerds; the D-III school has 33 varsity sports.  Applications overlap with Caltech, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale.



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2015 Summer STEM camps for girls

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These are summer camps for rising 5th grade through senior girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) programs.  Admission requirements vary; check the sites for the application and deadline dates.


Bryn Mawr College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York

Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia

Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, Illinois

Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla, Missouri

Radford University in Radford, Virginia

Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts

St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota

Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Virginia
Union College in Schenectady, New York
University of Akron in Akron, Ohio

University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, Ohio

University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio
University of Denver in Denver, Colorado

University of Houston in Houston, Texas
University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland
University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • All Girls All Math – July 12 to 18 or July 26 to August 1, 2015 for rising 10th to 12th graders

University of Washington in Seattle, Washington

US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland

Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia

Worchester Polytechnic Institute in Worchester, Massachusetts

2015 Summer camps for teens at Washington, DC colleges





Summer opportunities


American’s School of Communication describes their program as “professional, hands-on workshops for high school students” and to illustrate, provides an archive of student work from past summers.
There are dozens of courses to choose from in the fields of Writing, Journalism, Broadcasting, Film, Video, Photography and Communication, such as Backpack Journalism, Interactive Web Design, Music Entertainment Production, Bad Movies, Animation, Nature Photography, Special Effects for Video, International Communication andmany more.
  • Choose 2, 3 or 4 weeks
  • June 15 – July 10, 2015
  • Application
“Community of Scholars will introduce you to the advancing field of global affairs through college-level coursework.”
This is a rigorous college credit program in international relations for academically outstanding students.
  • online AND on-campus components, July 6-24, 2015
  • commuter option
  • application
“Global Scholar is a life-changing global leadership program for students who are eager to build a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. Scholars think, lead and act! We’re the only program building youth leadership and social entrepreneurship skills, alongside understanding of global challenges. Participants develop a project or campaign to launch in their school or community.”
These are competitive programs for top students. (Must be nominated or apply for consideration.)
Students will focus on leadership skills, career exploration, and immersion in one of the following: Biotechnology; Education and the Classroom; Engineering; Forensic Science; Intelligence and National Security; International Diplomacy; Journalism, Film and Media Arts; Law and Advocacy; Mastering Leadership; Medicine and Healthcare; Political Action and Public Policy; Psychology and Neuroscience

Engineering New Frontiers – explore opportunities in engineering
Experiences in Architecture – exposure to both the academic and professional sides of architecture
High School Drama Institute – drama training to strengthen acting skills, July 6-17, 2015
  • For rising high school juniors and seniors
  • More dates TBA
“Campers will be exposed to ASL 24/7 while learning from qualified ASL instructors and practicing with camp counselors and peers who are deaf and hearing alike!”
Although three skill levels will be offered, a current intermediate proficiency in ASL is required.
  • Skype evaluation for proficiency
  • July 9 – 17, 2015
  • Application

Fundamentals (overviews) or Institutes (8-day immersions) in Medicine, Law, Politics, Science, Business, or Arts and Humanities. Immersion offerings include Forensic Science, Creative Writing, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and National Security and Counterintelligence.
For undergraduate credit, choose from a large list of summer courses or an Honors Intensive program. A College Prep program includes SAT preparation.
  • Selective, based on interest
  • For 10th and 11th grade girls
  • Application deadline Feb 12, 2015
  • June 29 – August 14, 2015
​Dozens of courses to select from on the Mount Vernon campus, with access to the continuous free shuttle to and from the Foggy Bottom campus downtown. Subjects include Animation, Filmmaking, Game Design, App Development, Programming, and Music Production.
  • June 29 – July 24, 2015
  • Registration discount prior to Feb 18
  • Application

“To encourage under-represented minority students to pursue careers in Pharmacy or other health professions.” Competitive selection based on high aptitude in science/math and technology; demonstrated leadership skills; and demonstrated interest in the sciences, a career in pharmacy or other health professions.

Grades 9-11: Welcome to second semester!


High School Students, Welcome Back to School!!

It’s the beginning of second semester and hopefully all has gone well.  Adjusting to your routine has probably been a little easier than last fall.


Early preparation for May or June semester exams is essential for good grades (A’s and B’s).  Here is a recommended plan:

  • a freshman should review/scan notes 1-2 nights weekly
  • a sophomore should review/scan notes 2-3 nights weekly
  • a junior should review/scan notes 3-4 nights weekly


Juniors, decisions will be based on your academic profile that ends second semester of this year.  Your goal should be to end the year with a record that positively projects your potential for college.


Freshmen, sophomores, and juniors, listed below are other recommendations for second semester:


1.  Discipline yourself to respect deadlines; this is a must for college test (SAT/ACT) registration and college admission.  They adhere strictly to deadlines and do not accept excuses.  Turn in class assignments/homework promptly.


2. Improve your study habits; get ready for college. Prepare well the first time you take a test.  Most colleges do not endorse “retakes” for unsuccessful exams. Don’t start the habit in high school.


3. If you took the PSAT last October, review your score report and correct errors using your test booklet. Get a QuickStart account.


4.  Juniors should register for a spring SAT and/or ACT, if you have not done so.  Make sure you use the correct school code.


5. Try to meet with your school counselor at least once or twice this semester.  He/She could be writing a college recommendation for you in a couple of years.


6.  Be active in class discussions and volunteer to answer questions.  Teachers are asked to comment about your participation in their college recommendations.


7.  Juniors, take advantage of opportunities to articulate with colleges at local fairs, campus visits, seminars, and workshops.



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Seniors: Welcome to second semester!

college students in library

This is your last semester of high school.  However, remember it is not over yet.  In most schools, this semester is shorter than your previous seven, so stay alert and remain “a conscientious student” until the end.  Here are some essential tips and information for you to remember this semester.

1.  If you have not requested a mid-year report to be sent to your college(s), take care of this as soon as possible.  Most high schools have a procedure in place, so ask, if you do not know.  Over the years, a few colleges have eliminated this process; however, many still require it as an applicant’s obligation.  The admissions staff will review your mid-year report for an evaluation of your first semester performance.  If you have been admitted, and they are not impressed with your grades, you could receive a “letter of concern” regarding your assumed matriculation.  If you have not been admitted, yet, the report provides additional information for the admissions committee to review for their decision.

2.  If you still need Student Service Learning (SSL)/community service hours, take care of this deficit as soon as possible.  This is a graduation requirement and will prevent you from graduating in June.  Be sure to check other graduation requirements so there will be no surprises at the end of the semester.

3.  In some high schools, the semester exams for seniors will be administered during class, and the designated percentage will be included in the fourth quarter grade.  This could be a disaster if your fourth quarter grade is low and you fail your semester exam. 

4.  You must send your final semester grades to your college of choice; this is the final report.  Be sure to inquire about the process at your school.  Most include it with senior clearance.  The final report serves two purposes for colleges: (1) They find out if you graduated; (2) They review your second semester performance to determine if you are still a viable candidate for admission.  If not, they can rescind a decision.

5.  If you are contemplating a schedule change, now, it might not be a wise choice.  Seniors are admitted to college based on the schedule that was presented at the time of application.  Discuss your plan with your school counselor.  Schedule changes can also cause a college to rescind a decision.  If you are not doing well in a class, consider getting help from the teacher and other school resources.  Contacting a college before a change is made, for their perspective, is a recommended option.  Be sure to document all communication.  You do not want them to be surprised by your new schedule when they receive the final report this summer.

6.  Become proactive in your scholarship search.  Also complete your FAFSA and/or CSS/PROFILE promptly.

7.  In case you are not aware, according to NACAC’s Statement of Principles of Good Practice, you are responsible for the following tasks in the college admission process, after you receive your decision:

-You must notify each college/university that accepts you whether you are accepting or rejecting its offer.  THIS MUST BE DONE BY MAY 1st.

-You may confirm your intent to enroll, and if required, submit a deposit TO ONLY ONE COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY.  The exception is if you are put on a wait list by a college/university and are later admitted to that university.  You must immediately notify a college/university at which you previously indicated your intention to enroll.

-If you are accepted under an Early Decision plan, you must promptly withdraw the applications submitted to other colleges/universities and make no further applications.


8.  Sometimes second semester seniors get a little lazy, but remember, no senioritis.  This is not a legitimate medical disorder.  And also, no silly pranks.  If invited by peers to participate, just say no thanks.



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CAL U Building Character & Careers without the Commute!

GO PLACES in 2015 with a degree from Cal U of PA!

California University of Pennsylvania’s 100% online Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees offer the opportunity to build your character and career in without the commute!

We are now accepting applications for Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and Winter 2015 start terms.


Check out our program offerings at www.calu.edu/go

If you are interested in applying, please use this link: Click Here to Apply Now for one of Cal U's 100% Online Programs or if you need assistance, please contact us at 866-595-6348 or calugo@calu.edu.

For tuition information, please use our handy tuition calculator: Tuition Calculator

For Financial Aid information, please click here: View Financial Aid Information

Choosing the right academic program can be a challenging and sometimes scary task.  We here at Cal U don’t want to pressure you in making a decision you may not be ready for.  We are here to help inform you about the academic programs we offer, and the opportunities that a degree from Cal U can create for you in life and career!

We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and help you make the right decision to Achieve Your Goals!


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For the 4th Consecutive year, Cal U Ranked
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Experience Eckerd College’s Summer Science Splash Camp for Students Grades 7-9

Eckerd College, a liberal arts institution, in St. Petersburg, Florida will be hosting a Summer Science Splash Camp for rising students in grades 7-9. The week-long residential program will have two sessions in July; however, participants can only attend one session.  Camp date options are:  July 5-10; July 12-17, 2015.  It sounds like great fun; check it out.


Coming Up at Eckerd: Summer Science Splash Camp

Waves are all around us and we experience them in different ways: ocean waves knocking us over, sound waves delivering our favorite songs, and light waves exposing our surroundings.

This summer Eckerd will host a one-week residential science camp for students entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grade titled Catch the Wave: The International Year of Light. The United Nations (through UNESCO) has designated 2015 as International Year of Light and our camp has been chosen by UNESCO as an International Year of Light event.

This is a hands-on program where students will explore the types and functions of waves through the observation of cosmic bar codes, Kool-Aid spectroscopy, and the creation of holograms and rainbows, among other related activities.

For more information and to register for this camp, click here.


University of Evansville (IN) Newsletter

University of Evansville


January 2015

Happy New Year! I trust your semester is off to a good start. What an exciting time for seniors! Students who have not yet made their college applications may continue to do so. The University of Evansville accepts applications on a rolling basis directly from the UE website or via the Common Application.

Road Trip 2015 is Almost Here!

UE Road Trip will be unlike anything your student has experienced. Accepted students spend an entire weekend on campus in a residence hall with a current student and learn firsthand what happens at UE. Whether we provide the transportation along one of our bus routes or the student chooses to fly in to the Evansville Regional Airport, once they get here, your student will become a UE student for the weekend. What does that involve? Plenty! To learn more or to have your student sign up to attend, please visit www.evansville.edu/visit/roadtrip.cfm. We are expecting 300 accepted students to attend.

Cartoon Goes Global: UE Professor of History Draws Response to Charlie Hebdo Attack

UE professor of history and local cartoonist, James MacLeod, PhD, joined other cartoonists to create a drawing in response to the attacks on the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, in Paris last week. The message struck a chord with media from around the globe as his cartoon went viral, appearing on the website homepages of such notable outlets as CNN, The Wall Street Journal, TIME, Huffington Post, BBC, Washington Post, CBS Face the Nation, and more. He even appeared in live interviews on the subject, including one with MSNBC where he says his drawing illustrates that “ideas and creativity is a more powerful force than violence.”

Click here to see the full MSNBC interview or visit our website.

Answers to Admission Questions – New Videos Available!

The Office of Admission will present a series of informational videos to help students learn about the admission process and aspects of the UE experience. We encourage you to watch the videos and attend an upcoming live chat with admission staff to get your questions answered. For details, please visit please visit our website. Be sure to check back regularly for new videos and new chat session dates.

Schroeder School of Business Announces $2,500 DECA Scholarship

We are excited to announce a $2,500 scholarship for all DECA students who enroll in the Schroeder School of Business at the University of Evansville. This tuition-specific scholarship is in addition to any other scholarships students would receive at the University of Evansville. The 2014 US News and World Report ranks the University of Evansville #9 out of 170 Midwest Regional Universities. Learn more on our website.

Purple Aces Basketball

The Purple Aces men’s basketball team is off to a hot start this season with an overall record of 13-4. Competing in the competitive Missouri Valley Conference, the Aces compete on the national stage at the Division I level. Watch online or on ESPN3. Learn more at gopurpleaces.com.

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A campus visit is the best way to learn the campus and gauge “fit.” Students are encouraged to visit; they can sign up online at www.evansville.edu/visit.

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ASCA announces two college scholarships

Los-Angeles-20130205-00144The American School Counselor Association (ASCA) has announced two scholarships for seniors.

The American Fire Sprinkler Association is awarding a $20,000 scholarship that is not based on financial need.  Application submission has already started and the deadline is April 1, 2015.


Online Scholarship Contest: The American Fire Sprinkler Association $20,000 Online Scholarship Contest is open to high school seniors and is not based on financial need. Deadline to enter is April 1, 2015. Learn more.


Scholarships for Community-Minded Students is sponsored by the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program.  The scholarship awards are available up to $25,000 yearly and the application deadline date is February 27, 2015.


Scholarships for Community-Minded Students: Applications are open for the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program. Dedicated, community-minded students may qualify for scholarships up to $25,000 a year.  Learn more.



10th Annual Teacher of Color Recruitment Fair ~ January 31, 2015

Private Schools ‘R Hiring!

Mark your calendars and set your GPS.
The Teacher of Color Recruitment Fair is scheduled for January 31, 2015
Evans Hall at Agnes Scott College, 141 E. College Ave, Decatur, GA
Free parking and MARTA accessible
Several schools (Pre k-12th grade) are registered and all are HIRING
FREE with pre-registration. Details regarding workshops and Recruitment Fair registration at www.teacherofcolor.info.