Apply Now for Summer Youth Programs

By Marcia Goodrich | Published

Youth Programs is accepting applications for its summer programs at its website, . Last summer, approximately 1,000 students attended Summer Youth Programs from all over the United States, Puerto Rico, Norway, Korea and Canada.

Summer Youth Explorations offers dozens of one-week explorations for youth in grades 6-11 on subjects as diverse as mountaineering, painting, forensic science and video game programming. Dates are July 6-12, July 13-19, July 20-26 and July 27-Aug. 2. Live-in students receive room and board in Michigan Tech's residence halls; the cost is $625 per week. The cost for commuter students is $395 per week. In addition to an intensive look at their field of interest, a full schedule of weekend activities is available.

Women in Engineering, for female students in grades 9-11 who are talented in math and science, is held June 22-28. Students learn about careers and acquire skills in engineering from women engineers in industry and university faculty members. The program is free to accepted applicants. A $125 registration fee is required, but is refundable if the student is not accepted into the program.

Explorations in Engineering, July 6-12, targets students in grades 9-11 from groups underrepresented in engineering and science fields (minority or economically disadvantaged students). As with students in the Women in Engineering program, all accepted applicants receive a full scholarship but must submit a $125 application fee that is refundable if the student is not accepted.

The American Indian Workshop, June 29-July 2, introduces Native American students ages 12-15 to the excitement of a college education through studies in biology, computers or math while celebrating native culture. The program is supported by scholarships.

Women in Computer Science, a competitive program for grades 9-11, is an intensive investigation and discovery of computer science skills and careers. The program is supported by scholarships.

More information on all the programs, including how to apply or enroll, the cost of attending, activities, etc., is available from Youth Programs,

Michigan Technological University is a public research university, home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries. Founded in 1885, the University offers more than 120 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in science and technology, engineering, forestry, business and economics, health professions, humanities, mathematics, and social sciences. Our campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.