Many colleges and organizations offer wonderful enrichment programs to high school students. Many of these programs focus on specific careers or subject areas. They may be held at colleges and universities, unique locations overseas, and places nearby such as New York City and Washington, D.C. If you are interested in checking out these opportunities, please stop by the guidance office for more information.
Harrisburg Pilots, the flight school at Harrisburg International Airport, are hosting AeroCamp from December 26 to 30, 2016 from 11am to 3pm each day. The cost to attend is $450. Students have the opportunity to learn firsthand about the dynamics of airplanes and flight, along with the broad spectrum of careers in the aerospace industry. Students get to fly an airplane if they so choose. There is a strong education component in the STEM subjects that all students receive. To learn more about the program, visit http://harrisburgpilots.com/aerocamp.html.
Lehigh University will be hosting the Pennsylvania School for Global Entrepreneurship this summer. The program runs from July 2 to July 29, 2017. Applicants are asked to demonstrate academic achievement, an interest in business, international relations or economic development, and a record of leadership and service activities. The deadline to apply is February 15, 2017. The cost for this program is $3450. More information can be found at go.lehigh.edu/psge.
The University of Pittsburgh will be hosting the Health Careers Scholars Academy from June 25 to July 22, 2017. Applicants are asked to demonstrate academic achievement, especially in the sciences, an interest or potential in health care and a record of leadership and service activities. 100 students from across PA will be chosen to participate. The cost is $2800. For more information and an application, please visit www.hcsa.pitt.edu. Applications must be received in the UPHCSA office by February 15, 2017.
Carnegie Mellon is hosting the PA Governor’s School for the Sciences. The Pennsylvania Governor's School for the Sciences (PGSS) was established in order to provide a summer enrichment experience in the sciences and mathematics for talented Pennsylvania high school students and to encourage them to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The program provides instruction in biological sciences, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science, with emphasis on collaborative learning and team research. The dates for this year’s program have not yet been confirmed, but students will be expected to stay at Carnegie Mellon for 35 days. There is no cost to participate in this program. More information and applications can be found at http://sciences.pa-gov-schools.org. The deadline to apply is January 31, 2017.
PA School for Excellence in the Agricultural Sciences will be held at Penn State Main Campus this summer. Applicants are expected to demonstrate academic achievement, sustained interest in the food, agricultural, and natural resource sciences, and a record of pursuing this interest in activities beyond the classroom. Forty applicants from across PA will be chosen. There is no cost to attend this four week residential program. For more information and an application go to www.agsci.psu.edu/governors-school. The deadline to apply is February 17, 2017.