Unfortunately, due to uncertainties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and new variants, we are deeply disheartened to announce that the Summer STEM Institute (SSI) will be discontinued. SSI 2020 and SSI 2021 were both amazing programs, and our staff is very grateful to have been able to impact the lives of students around the world.


Bootcamp Program

Bootcamp, Masterclass Series, Weekend Challenges

Students will participate in the bootcamp and attend lectures, discussion sections, research workshops, and office hours. Additionally, they will be able to use the discussion board, research wikis, and post-SSI research tutorials. Students will also attend the Masterclass series and participate in weekend challenges. At the end of the program, students will be invited to join the SSI Alumni Community and will have access to the Opportunities Dashboard, Opportunities Newsletter, and other alumni resources.


Research Program

Bootcamp, Masterclass Series, Weekend Challenges, Mentored Project

In addition to the activities listed above in the bootcamp program, students will also be mentored through the completion of a research project in an area of interest. Please view the Mentored Project page for more information.


Financial Aid

The Summer STEM Institute (SSI) provides generous need-based financial aid for families and students who cannot afford to pay full tuition. Both domestic and international students are eligible to apply for financial assistance. Cost is not intended to be a barrier to participate in the program, and students and families in need of financial assistance are encouraged to apply for financial aid. In previous years of the program, approximately 20% of students have received financial assistance to attend the program.

To apply for financial assistance, please complete the following application and email a compiled PDF to finaid@summersteminstitute.org within five days of submitting an application to the program.