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Top 16 STEM Summer Programs

Summer is quickly approaching, and you’re in the planning stages. As a STEM major hopeful, how should you design your summer for maximal learning and college admission impact? Should you take classes at a local community college? Volunteer at a hospital? Apply to STEM summer programs for high school students? Which ones are still accepting applications anyway? We’ve got you covered. Empowerly is here to help you plan your summer roadmap. 

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Mathematics

How To Get Into SUMaC Summer Program

Prestigious summer programs for high school students can boost a college application profile, and broaden student exposure to college-level academic topics. What’s it like to attend competitive Stanford University Mathematics Camps, SUMaC, summer program? Hear from Empowerly’s very own Hanjoon Kim as he recounts his own experience. Empowerly is here to help with your summer roadmap; easy as pi, way less complicated than the unit circle. 

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Computer Science

Community Service For Students Interested In STEM

Are you looking for community service opportunities that relate to STEM? If you’re headed on the STEM track, you should look for volunteer opportunities that allow you to practice and provide your expertise in science, technology, engineering or math.

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Computer Science

STEM Summer Programs For Girls

We’ve all heard a lot about the push to encourage girls into STEM but just how is this objective  achieved? One view is that we need to start at a young age, exposing girls and young women to the world of STEM so that when they reach college they apply for a STEM major and are well-prepared and competent enough to succeed. 

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Computer Science

3 More Elite STEM Competitions

STEM projects are an awesome opportunity for students to get excited about being creative and learning new ideas. In an earlier post, Empowerly discussed 4 elite STEM competitions a motivated student might want to pursue. Here are 3 more ideas!

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Computer Science

When It Feels Like Everyone is a STEM Student, How Can You Make Your Essay Stand Out?

Once upon a time, in an era dominated by young people vying to be future lawyers and financiers, the computer scientists and engineers of tomorrow were prized rarities among colleges and universities. Nowadays, however, it can feel like everyone is a STEM student, and moreover, it often seems that the level of competitiveness among STEM students is ever-increasing.

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Computer Science

4 Elite STEM Competitions 2018-2019

We’ve all heard the story: “Intel ISEF Finalist gets into (insert top choice school here)!” Common-sense wisdom tells us that elite STEM competitions, like Intel ISEF, are “golden tickets” into every student’s top-choice school. While generalizations like this are problematic and often promote unhealthy behavior, there is something worth considering within it.

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