NC-MSEN Pre-College Program @ NCSU

Pre-College Program at NC State University
 
 
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Summer Programs

One of the most important times of the year is the summer vacation. High school students typically try to get a summer job at a fast food restaurant or local shopping mall.  Now in this age of enhanced academic competition, parents must help their high school children to pursue other avenues. Many colleges and universities offer a wide variety of summer programs and camps.  For example, the NCSU College of Engineering alone offers 10 summer camps for high schools.

These camps are very important because just like in athletics, especially in basketball, many high school students play AAU during the summer. Many college recruiters “hang out” at the AAU summer tournaments to recruit and “scope out” under the radar talent.  Academically, universities are doing the same thing with summer camps and programs. Universities utilize summer camps and programs to find and recruit students. Some programs may lead to a full scholarship for a student.  Many of these camps can be pricey, but if you can’t afford, “just ask” for a scholarship. Many universities have hidden or silent scholarships for these programs for students in need which may or not be publicly known. So, this summer, please consider carefully how your child will spend their time.

 

Available Programs

Welcome to the Summer Programs section, below you will find a list of programs that are available.

 

  • Do you know any academically strong high school students with great leadership potential? If so, we have great news for you! LEAD is currently accepting applications for our three summer programs: LEAD Business, LEAD Engineering, and LEAD Global. Find Out More>

  • Summer Scholars Program (Students who are not members of the NC-MSEN Pre-College Program may now also apply.): Find out more>



  • NCSU USDA & NC-MSEN Pre-College Program Summer Internship Program (application coming soon!)


  • INSPIRE (Interdisciplinary National Science Project Incorporating Research Education Experiences):

  • Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) Program: FInd Out More>
    • Do you know a high school junior that is extremely intelligent and hard working? Has this student been restricted in their academic opportunities and you think the student would benefit from additional nurturing? Is the student interested in pursuing an engineering career or simply interested in what engineering is concerned with? Is studying at MIT something that piques the students' interests? Take a look at the Minority Introduction to Engineering and Science (MITES) program.
    • History: The MITES Program was established in 1974 as part of a national effort sponsored by the Engineers' Council for Professional Development. The objective of the program was to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in the engineering profession by exposing students to engineering during their high school years. What started as a two-week residential summer program on the MIT campus with 37 students with a focus on career orientation has evolved into a six-and-a-half week slice of MIT academic life with 60-80 participants from all walks of life.
    • Criteria:
      • Must be a high school junior
      • Must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident
      • Must have a strong academic record
    • Cost: All MITES students participate in the program on full scholarship. Participants only have to provide their transportation to and from the program.
    • Application: Application>
    • Courses: Students take courses in calculus, physics, and humanities. They also take a course in biology, biochemistry, or chemistry, and an elective course in genomics, programming, electronics, or engineering design. They acquire a deeper knowledge of the subject matter and higher cognitive and analytical skills — qualities that are essential in any professional career, but crucial in engineering and the sciences.
    • Activities: The MITES program gives its participants the chance to experience a few once in a lifetime activities. For example, admission dinners with members of the MIT admissions officers, a college fair with representatives from top universities, field trips to nearby attractions, socials, and barbecues.
    • Impact: The students forge a persistent and extended network of friends and allies that affirms both their achievement motivation and cultural identity. While the MITES participants are strong students already, the program challenges them at a much higher level and gives them the confidence they need to succeed in science and engineering at a top university. In addition, most students credit MITES with giving them the best summer of their life.
    • Deadline: February 17, 2011

  • LEAD Summer Programs for High School Students: Find Out More>
    • Do you know any academically strong high school students with great leadership potential? If so, we have great news for you! LEAD is currently accepting applications for our three summer programs: LEAD Business, LEAD Engineering, and LEAD Global.