Student Opportunities

The John D. O'Bryant School of Mathematics and Science encourages all students to participate in the many "out-of-school time", educational opportunities/programs that are available through local universities, hospitals, businesses, non-profit organizations, museums, etc..  We also strongly encourage students to actively participate in school-based, extra-curricular activities.

Many of these opportunities are available throughout the school year, both on Saturdays and after school. There are also a wide variety of programs that are available during the Summer months.

Please click on "Links" to find out more about available programs.

The Institute of Contemporary Arts offers workshops for teens interested in film, DJing, photography, Slam Poetry and more!
Full scholarships are available for Boston Public  School students for all ICA Teen programs! To receive the scholarship you will need to make an appointment to meet with myself prior to the beginning of the workshop. All you have to do is click on the class you are interested in (You can sign up for more than one if they don’t meet at the same time.) Once your application is turned in, I will contact you to schedule an appointment for an orientation before class!
If you have any problems with signing up please contact me ASAP! cdesravines@icaboston.org

ACE Mentor Program
The ACE Mentor Program is open to any high school student who has the curiosity and drive to learn about a career in design and construction — from contracting and engineering to architecture and landscaping.

Already, thousands of students have enjoyed the exciting projects, informative field trips and other engaging activities that make up the ACE experience.

Led by mentors. Driven by you.
As a participant, you’ll join a team of other students led by adult mentors who are practicing industry professionals. ACE isn’t about merely describing specific professions, it’s about immersing you in the profession by engaging you in actual building projects. These can range from new schools and mixed-use developments to amphitheaters and temporary housing for movie stars on location.

What to expect.
You’ll visit professional offices, job sites and other relevant locations. You’ll discuss the same issues, and perform the same tasks, as if you worked in the industry. ACE gives you a practical hands-on view of how abstract concepts get transformed into the buildings that make up our everyday reality.

Opportunities abound.
ACE is your chance to learn about different construction industry careers — and discover which one might be right for you. It's also a great way to connect with other students who share your passions. The friends you make during your ACE experience will likely be your friends for life.

If you're ready to take the first step on an exciting career path, we're ready to help. Apply today by emailing us at acenationalnews@acementor.org or call us at 703.942.8101. 
Biomedical Science Careers Program
Boston Architectural Center Summer Academy
Summer Academy at the BAC is a four-week design exploration program providing high school students the opportunity to build fundamental architectural design skills through hands-on projects. For the month of July, the BAC studios in the Back Bay are home to high school students working closely and collaboratively with their studio leaders and fellow students addressing design problems across the spectrum of scales they might encounter in college design classes. Issues of structure, form, sustainability, beauty and utility in the built environment are all encountered as students are challenged to creatively solve architectural design problems. Projects in the studio include model building, full-scale prototyping, free-hand drawing, graphic collage, mapping, diagramming and photography.

Students are encouraged to experiment with new techniques and learn new skills while working both individually and in small group teams. New trends and important social and environmental design issues being addressed in the architecture professions both locally and internationally are explored through visits to design firms, presentations by studio leaders and local field trips where we delve into the built fabric of the city of Boston, visiting Boston's significant contemporary and historical architecture and landscape architecture. 
Boston Girls STEM Collaborative 
This link provides a list of STEM programs in the Boston area that target middle and high school girls. 
Boston Private Industry Council (PIC)
Summer Jobs Through the Boston PIC

The PIC manages the private sector component of the Mayor's Summer Jobs Campaign. More than 300 businesses hire 3,000 high school students each summer.
Boston University - Artemis Project Summer Program for Current 8th Grade Girls
The Artemis Project is a five-week summer program directed by undergraduate women at Boston University. Founded in 1996 at Brown University, Artemis introduces rising 9th grade girls to computer science, targeting them at the critical age when the disparity between males and females in the sciences becomes most pronounced. 
Boston University - Lernet Program - List of Programs
Many faculty at BU currently run educational and enrichment activities for middle-school and high-school students. The purpose of these activities, which range from language competitions to science days, is to share the university's resources with pre-college students, and stimulate their interest in various academic disciplines. Secondarily, bringing qualified pre-college students to campus affords the university an opportunity to favorably impress these students with our resources and faculty.

LERNet is designed to serve as a resource center and clearinghouse for these activities, to help with ongoing events, and to assist faculty who are interested in planning new programs. 
Boston University - PROMYS Program
PROMYS: The Program in Mathematics for Young Scientists (PROMYS) is a six-week residential summer program at Boston University designed to encourage motivated high school students to explore the creative world of mathematics in a supportive community of peers, counselors, research mathematicians, and visiting scientists. 
Boston University - Research Internship in Science & Engineering
Under the mentorship of our distinguished faculty, post-doctoral fellows, and graduate students, high school summer research internship (RISE) students work on a research project designed by their professor for forty hours a week. You will conduct research in a discipline of your interest, gaining valuable technical and analytical skills, as well as insight into the scientific process.

There are research opportunities in the following subject areas: astronomy, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, medical laboratory research, physics, and psychology. 
Boston University - Summer Pathways Program for Girls
Summer Pathways: Summer Pathways is a seven-day residential program that gives young women the opportunity to discover the infinite possibilities that await them in scientific fields. Participants live in a BU dormitory, visit museums, industry, and research labs, as well as learn about careers in science and engineering and meet women working in these fields. A combination of field trips, hands-on activities, and a taste of college life makes Summer Pathways a unique educational experience.

Boston University - Summerlab Biotechnology Program
Summerlab Biotechnology Program: SummerLab provides students with an opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of basic techniques and concepts associated with biotechnology and DNA science. These hands-on, laboratory-based sessions take place in the laboratories at the Boston University School of Medicine. 
Boston Univesity - U-Design Program
U-Design: Two weeklong engineering programs for rising 7th, 8th and 9th graders. 
Broad Institute
Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center -CURE Program 
Dana Farber CURE Program: The CURE program introduces high school and college students from underrepresented populations to the world of cancer research by placing them in real research settings at local cancer research institutions. By participating in a program at DF/HCC, students will learn from experts who are devoted to preventing, treating and curing cancer. Each year, a number of promising students are selected for this unique opportunity to expand and extend their interest in basic, clinical, or population science cancer research or nursing research. 
Forsyth Institute
The Forsyth Institute Educational Outreach Program (EOP) was created in 1993 to provide students with exposure to the exciting and rewarding world of scientific research. The program is intended to promote and encourage scientific careers and success in scientific research by young people. It provides opportunities for high school students from socio-economic backgrounds or population groups under-represented in the sciences to work side-by-side in the laboratory with world-renowned scientists engaged in cutting edge research.

The EOP includes an eight-week paid internship for Boston Public High School Students. The program  pairs students with Forsyth researchers as mentors. Over the summer, the interns learn basic laboratory techniques and participate in ongoing research projects. At the end of the program, students present scientific posters describing their findings. Students may continue working on their projects during the academic year.

Student interns spend the summer in a productive and enriching environment. For these underrepresented youth, the Forsyth Program not only is often their first "real" job, but also may be their first step toward a future career path filled with challenges and achievements. 
Harvard Medical School - MEDScience Summer School
MEDscience Summer School: MEDscience Summer School is a one-week, 30-hour, summer immersion course held at Harvard Medical School. 
Harvard Medical School - Project Success
Project Success for High School Students: Opening the Door to Biomedical Careers is a program for BOSTON and CAMBRIDGE high school students only, particularly underrepresented and/or disadvantage students, to participate in paid, mentored, summer research internships at Harvard Medical School and its affiliated institutions. The program is augmented by seminars and workshops given by faculty and administrators, site visits, and career counseling. Deadline for this year has passed. 
Harvard Medical School Programs
Harvard Medical School supported programs for students in K-12. 
Harvard University - Crimson Summer Academy
Harvard University-List of Community Programs
This is a comprehensive guide to the community service programs offered by the University. You can learn about hundreds of programs and activities, ranging from mentoring and after-school programs in which young people explore the arts, sciences, and athletics — to professional development seminars and forums for civic leaders. Together these programs draw on the energy of thousands of Harvard’s students, faculty, and staff working together in our host communities.
Harvard Univesity - School of Design Project Link Program
Initiated under the auspices of Design Initiative in Youth - Career Discovery Summer Program, Project Link is an intensive four-week program that seeks to immerse rising Boston area high school sophomores, juniors and seniors into the world of design. Students will be exposed to drawing, modeling and representation techniques associated with architectural design as well as to the alternate design perspectives of landscape architecture, urban planning, graphic and industrial design, and the fine arts. Project Link strives to foster design skills and put students on track for exploring these ideas at the collegiate level. By exposing students to the possibilities of design, Project Link hopes to instill a passion for design in local communities. 
Mathematics and Science for Minority Students Program - Phillips Academy
Applications are available for the (MS)2  Summer Program which is based at Phillips Academy in Andover, MA.. This is a five-week residential summer program that provides a full scholarship for three summers. The program is currently accepting applications from talented 9th grade students.  The pre-application form and essay are due by November 20, 2014. Please click on the link for more information or see Mr. M. Sullivan for more details. 
MIT - Edgerton Center
MIT - Edgerton Center  K-12 programs. 
MIT - STEM Summer Program
Promising students from Boston, Cambridge and Lawrence public schools who are entering the 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grades spend five weeks on MIT’s campus to explore math, science and engineering. Rigorous college preparatory courses taught by MIT undergraduates combine exciting lectures, hands on projects and unique experiments help prepare students for academic success.

 
MIT - Women's Technology Program
Women's Technology Program: The MIT Women's Technology Program (WTP) is a rigorous four-week summer academic and residential experience where female high school students explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs, and team-based projects in the summer after 11th grade. Students attend WTP in either: Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) or Mechanical Engineering (ME).  
MIT -Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers Summer Program
The Lincoln Laboratory Radar Introduction for Student Engineers (LLRISE) program is a summer workshop teaching students how to build small radar systems. This summer STEM program is a FREE two-week residential project-based enrichment program for outstanding students currently in their junior year in high school. The program is typically held in mid-July. 
MIT Office of Engineering Outreach Program
MIT SEED Academy
The MIT Saturday Engineering Enrichment and Discovery (SEED) Academy program is a free, academic enrichment and career exploration program held on MIT's campus.

The program provides students, who have a strong academic record and interest in science and engineering, with an interesting, hands-on curriculum that increases their mastery of academic subjects and strengthens their understanding of the practical application of math and science concepts. Students will also discover new academic and professional opportunities and gain exposure to a college environment.

Each semester, of the seven-semester program, will focus on one of the following engineering themes: Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Aeronautics/Astronautics, Computer Science, Robotics, Electrical Engineering, Synthetic Biology/Biological Engineering.

Students are admitted into SEED Academy in their freshman and sophomore years of high school. Class sizes vary each year, but average approximately 25 students.

An online application for the program can be found at seedapp.mit.edu. The deadline for applications is November 23rd.

Additional info and application materials can also be found at the following link:
http://oeop.mit.edu/programs/seed 
MIT- Science of Baseball Program - Current 7th and 8th Grade Students
MIT Science of Baseball Program (MSBP)

Are you a boy who loves baseball? Would you like to spend July playing ball and learning about the math and science behind the game?

The MIT Science of Baseball Program (MSBP) is a summer program provided free of charge to talented boys who attend public school in Boston or Cambridge and who have a love for math, science and baseball. 
MITES Program - MIT
Through the MITES (Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science) program, OEOP offers three rigorous residential and online academic enrichment programs for promising high school juniors who are interested in studying and exploring careers in science and engineering. By submitting a MITES application, students are automatically considered for one of three academic enrichment opportunities: a one-week residential program, a six-week residential program, and a six-month online enrichment program. These programs include MITES, E2@MIT (Engineering Experience @ MIT), and MOSTEC (MIT Online Science, Technology, & Engineering Community). Through these programs, the OEOP is able to serve a larger number of selected students from the growing pool of MITES applicants (1750 applications in 2012). These national programs stress the value and reward of pursuing advanced technical degrees and careers while developing the skills necessary to achieve success in science and engineering. The programs are rooted in MIT's belief in the importance of students from diverse populations to pursue higher education and careers in these fields.

Northeastern University - Center for STEM Education- List of Outreach Programs
The Center for STEM Education helps shape the GK-20 STEM Education vision at Northeastern University. Our programs have a significant impact on the STEM pipeline, STEM teaching and learning in GK-20, GK-12 STEM outreach and on STEM education research. 
Northeastern University - Young Scholars Program
The Young Scholars Program offers future scientists and engineers a unique opportunity for a hands-on laboratory 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. Tentative program dates are June 24-August 1, 2013. 
Northeastern University- Middle School STEM Program
Middle School Summer STEM Program at Northeastern 
Science Club for Girls
Teen Programs
Career Exploration, Leadership, & Life Skills (C.E.L.L.S.) is the youth development umbrella that houses a palette of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and leadership programs. Girls try on different STEM-related identities and are given the space to explore their own development through multiple pathways. 
Smith College Summer Programs
The Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program (SSEP) is a four-week residential program for exceptional young women with strong interests in science, engineering and medicine. Each July, select high school students from across the country and abroad come to Smith College to do hands-on research with Smith faculty in the life and physical sciences and in engineering.

Established in 1990, the SSEP annually serves more than 100 girls. Since its inception, nearly 1,800 high school students have participated, representing 46 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 53 countries. After the program, participants return to high school better prepared to tackle tough science courses and understand what to expect in college.

Smith College is among the top-rated liberal arts colleges in the United States and one of the nation's largest colleges dedicated solely to the education of women. The Smith science faculty employs some of the finest researchers and teachers in the country. In 1999 Smith became the first women's college in the nation to establish its own program in engineering science, the Picker Engineering Program.

Central to the program is a learning environment that is rich in role models. SSEP offers hands-on, cooperative, investigative and challenging learning—where girls get all of the faculty's attention as well as the opportunities and encouragement to achieve their best. Smith undegraduate students with science majors also serve as teaching assistants. 
STEM Based i2 Camp 
The program at i2 Camp has been developed with the goal of engaging middle school children in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Partnering with some of the worlds leading STEM organizations, the camp broadens a child's exposure to STEM with a wide variety of new, innovative courses not seen in traditional middle school education. The fun and intimate, hands-on activities of the courses strive to excite and inspire campers about STEM, creating enthusiasm that will hopefully spill over to their schoolwork and school choices in future years. 
Summer Science Program - New Mexico Tech
The Summer Science Program (SSP) is a residential enrichment program in which gifted high school students from around the world complete a challenging, hands-on research project in celestial mechanics. 
Technovation Challenge
Technovation Challenge: High school girls (ages 13-18) become inventors, designers, builders, and entrepreneurs of technology, rather than simply consumers. Girls are guided through an online curriculum and work in teams of five as they develop mobile phone applications, “apps”. The teams are paired with a female mentor who guides them through the curriculum and acts as a positive female role model. February-April each year. 
Tufts University School of Medicine - TAHSS Program
TAHSS is a community outreach program for high school students in the Greater Boston area. The program aims to stimulate and support interest in careers in the biomedical sciences among high school students. Selected high school students participate in a 7 week-long program, and spend up to 25 hours per week in various clinical and bench research positions throughout our Boston Health Sciences Campus. Students' experiences span the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nutrition, Sackler School of Biomedical Research and the Tufts Medical Center. Students complete an independent study and are expected to present their findings at the end of the seven-week program. In addition, students take a Gross Anatomy course taught by medical students, and gain through this course, both knowledge and exposure to graduate-level laboratory-based science.

TAHSS not only provides experiences in the research and clinical settings, but also exposure to role models and health career opportunities. Students also participate in group projects, including the design and production of the program's T-shirt and newsletter. Students may participate in additional activities on and off-campus, including field trips led by graduate students. Students have the opportunity throughout the program to develop a relationship with our medical and graduate student mentors.

The mentoring and support for students continue after the conclusion of the summer program. Our program office keeps in touch with students, informing them of conferences and other program opportunities. Students also receive information on the college application process and financial aid. 
WPI Frontiers Summer Program
The focus is on students learning current laboratory techniques and exploring unsolved problems across a wide spectrum of engineering, mathematics, science, and robotics disciplines. Rounding out the academic experience are humanities and arts workshops in areas such as writing, art, music, theatre, and more.

Learn from outstanding professors utilizing state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and enjoy added activities such as evening workshops, field trips, movies, live performances, and tournaments.

WPI Launch Summer Program
Spend your days working with WPI’s world-renowned faculty on current problems and challenges in biology, chemistry/biochemistry, computer science, interactive media and game development, or robotics.

You’ll attend workshops and perform lab work in your chosen field of study and use state-of-the-art experimental, analytical, and computer technology to complete projects and assemble your findings.


 
Youth Cities
Youth Creating Impact Through Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Sustainability.

Its mission: to empower youth to use the principles of entrepreneurship to drive change in their communities.  

Focusing on middle school and high school students, Youth CITIES provides education, mentorship, a wide network of contacts, funding, and real-life application opportunities in the areas of entrepreneurship and community-building. Youth CITIES partners with prominent executives from the business and nonprofit community to teach fundamentals of leadership, entrepreneurship, problem-solving presentation and networking skills, and business plan creation.


 
YouthBuild Boston Designery Program
Urban Youth Architecture Program

YouthBuild Boston’s Designery is a hands-on urban architecture program for high school students. Students, or Intern Designers, hone their problem solving skills through a team-based approach to real-world architectural problems. Through what we like to call “knowledge channelling”, students apply their new design skills to real community design needs with real clients to help improve their neighborhoods.During this paid internship, they develop life and job-readiness skills, build self-esteem, and serve their communities.