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    Tufts Pre-College: Engineering Programs

    Tufts Pre-College: Engineering Programs


    • Listing Type: Summer Programs
    • Program Delivery: Residential
    • Provided By: College
    • Session Start: July, August
    • Session Length: Two Weeks
    • Entering Grade: 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Gender: Coed
    • Category: STEM
    • Sub-Categories: STEM, Computer Science, Robotics, Engineering
    • Selective: No
    • Ages: 16, 17, 18
    • Minimum Cost: $3,000 - $6,999
    • Career Clusters: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
    • Credit Awarded: No
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    Are you in learning about STEM, but don’t know where to start? At Tufts Pre-College Programs, we have options! From our two-week intensives covering specific topics, to our six-week programs and courses, you'll gain exposure to STEM and continue to pursue your interests.

    Our 2-Week Intensives focus on specific areas of interest, and provide students with interactive opportunities to explore different topics.

    Engineering Design Lab: Students will attend daily, virtual instructional make-a-long sessions covering higher level engineering concepts such as Internet of Things (IoT) and image processing with a send-home Maker Kit.  Students will hear from guest speakers from the School of Engineering, and work in small, collaborative teams to complete projects with iterative design components and rapid prototyping.

    Engineering Investigations: Students will be engaged in learning methods and approaches for engineering design, exploring engineering ethics and its intersections with ethics and social justice, and applying these ideas through hands-on projects and exciting guest presentations.

    Tufts Pre-College Programs also offers longer, 6-week courses and programs that explore various STEM subjects. 

    Tufts Summer Research Experience: Students work virtually with Tufts research faculty and graduate students, contributing to the cutting-edge research being done at Tufts labs, ranging subject areas from the hard sciences like chemistry, to social sciences like anthropology and psychology, and to engineering labs focused on engineering education and research.

    Tufts College Experience: Students in this flagship program will enroll in two for-credit courses out of the 60+ virtual courses available to high school students in more than 20 different academic departments, such as Biology and Chemistry. TCE students may also enroll for free in our workshops designed to help prepare them for college applications: our SAT Prep Workshop and Admission Essay Writing workshop.

    Courses at Tufts for High Schoolers: Like our Tufts College Experience, students in CATHS can enroll in one of more than 150 courses to high school students this summer across the two sessions, most of which are Tufts undergraduate courses taught by Tufts faculty and staff.

    Cost and Session Information

    Program Fee: 

    Commuter Students - $4,000 + $200 in materials
    Residential Students - $5,500 + $200 in materials

    • Includes: all program activities, various materials for use in skills-building activities, opening/closing events, and daily activities.
    • Excludes: anything not explicitly stated above.

    A Non-Refundable Program Deposit will be collected to reserve your spot.

    • A pre-payment on program fees is required to reserve space in the program
    • This deposit will be applied toward program fees and is not an additional fee
    • The balance of payment for program fees is due upon notification of charges, and no later than May 15
    • This deposit is non-refundable in the event of withdrawal from the program

    Limited scholarships are available