The Summer STEM Institute (SSI) is a 6-week virtual summer program from June 20 to August 1, 2021. SSI is an international program that provides academically talented and highly motivated students the opportunity to learn through a data science and research bootcamp, a Masterclass lecture series, weekend challenges, and a mentored research project.
Pursuing research in high school is difficult. Many students are scientifically curious and are eager to conduct research but often lack the right training to do so. The SSI Bootcamp empowers motivated high school students with the training to conduct data science research projects.
Learn more about the bootcamp and view a full list of instructors here.
Top 3 in nation,
International Science & Engineering Fair ($50,000 scholarship)
Davidson Fellow ($50,000 scholarship), Presenter at the IEEE conference, Best Paper Award at NeurIPS Workshop
Harvard Teaching Assistant,
Mentor of the 2019 Science Talent Search (STS) 3rd Place Winner
Top 5 Paper and Top 5 Presentation, Research Science Institute (RSI)
The Masterclass series connects students to the advice and mentorship of accomplished young adults across the world, including Forbes 30 Under 30 inductees, International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) and Science Talent Search (STS) grand prize winners, and founders and CEOs at companies and nonprofits.
Learn more about the Masterclass series and view a full list of speakers here.
1st Place in nation, Science Talent Search ($150,000 scholarship)
Forbes 30 Under 30, Gaming Category
United States Representative, International Biology Olympiad (top 4 in nation)
Thiel Fellow ($100,000 grant), 2019 Wired Health Startup of the Year
Over the weekends, students can participate in company-sponsored challenges designed to help develop career skills in areas including networking, finance, and design. Challenges are centered around a problem companies have faced in the past, and students are tasked with developing a solution to the challenge.
Learn more about the weekend challenges and view a full list of company sponsors here.
Crown Education Challenge
International K-12 Contest in the Arts, Humanities, and STEM
Harvard Technology Review
Publication on the intersection of technology and society at Harvard
MIT Financial Exchange Startup, Y Combinator Winter '19
Develop For Good
Social impact organization connecting designers and engineers to nonprofits
Over the summer, students in the SSI Research Program complete their own research project under the guidance of research mentors. SSI research mentors have a variety of different research specialties, and students are matched to mentors based on their areas of scientific interest and curiosity.
Learn more about the research program and view a full list of mentors here.
First author of papers published in Cancer and the International Journal of Medical Informatics
NASA Special Award Recipient at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF)
Georgia Institute of Technology
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, Virtual Reality Researcher
Silver Medalist, International Biology Olympiad (top 30 internationally)