Applications Available: January 2016
Application Deadline: March 31, 2016
Tentative Program Dates: June 27, 2016 – August 4, 2016
Orientation to be held June 23, 2016
Application and Program information can be found at https://stem.neu.edu/
The Young Scholars Program offers future scientists and engineers a unique opportunity for hands-on experience while still in high school. The program is open to Boston area applicants who have completed either their sophomore or junior year in high school.
Laboratory research experiences. Work in research laboratories within Northeastern University’s Colleges Engineering and Sciences. Many assignments will work with faculty affiliated with several of our established research centers.
Career exploration. Participate in a special seminar series, Introduction to Engineering, with presentations by Chemical, Civil, Electrical and Computer, Mechanical, and Industrial Engineering professors and graduate students. Topics include radar, environmental issues, superconductivity, lasers, microwave materials, biotechnology, chemical analysis, and robotics.
Education and career counseling. A general overview of engineering education for undergraduate students will be presented by the Dean’s Office of the College of Engineering. The Department of Cooperative Education will acquaint students with the ‘nuts and bolts’ of careers for scientists and engineers. And each Young Scholar participates in college and career counseling with the program’s coordinators and mentors.
Field trips to a variety of corporate and government sites to see and speak with engineers in action. Destinations have included Raytheon, Genzyme, Harbor Explorations, Massachusetts General Hospital, and U.S. Army Natick Research Center.
Experience college life. Young Scholars become acquainted with college life and students at various points in their academic careers, and have access to the University’s Snell Library and Curry Student Center.