STEM Opportunities

altAt the University of Rochester, students design their own educational plans, studying only what they want to study and doing what they love, driven by their interests. The University’s pre-college academic enrichment programs extend this same experience to younger students.

So what exactly does that kind of freedom look like? Pre-College Programs make it possible for junior high and high school students to explore the University and its resources through both credit and noncredit courses. The many options available include taking a one-week course, living on campus for a month, completing a college class for credit, and participating in a summer study-abroad seminar.
Rochester is proud to welcome students from across the country and around the globe to participate in these innovative programs, which have been enlightening young minds for over 20 years. Classes are designed to broaden the educational experience and sharpen academic skills, helping students learn more about who—not just what—they want to be.

Registration is now open for all 2012 sessions:

Residential Programs
Program Dates*

Rochester Scholars Summer A (two weeks )
Rochester Scholars Summer B (one week)
Rochester Scholars Summer A & B (three weeks)
Taste of College Summer (four weeks)
July 8-21*
July 22-28*
July 8-28*
July 9-August 3*

*Please note Sunday move-in and Saturday move-out dates.

Commuter Programs
Program Dates

Rochester Scholars Summer A
Rochester Scholars Summer B
Rochester Scholars Jr.
Taste of College credit classes
July 9-20
July 23-27
July 30-August 3
UR semesters

Study Abroad Program
Malawi Immersion Summer Seminar
July 3-19 (tentative)

New for 2012, intensive course offerings specifically designed for rising juniors and seniors:

  • Three-week, full-day Mini Medical School
  • Two-week, half-day Science and Ethics of Stem Cells class

Please refer to the Pre-College website for the latest, most comprehensive information, including details on tuition and residential housing rates:

University of Rochester
Office of Pre-College Programs
Wallis Hall / Box 270034
Rochester, NY 14627-0034
Phone: (585) 275-3221
Toll-free: (888) 822-2256
Fax: (585) 461-4595
Email: precollege

Paid Summer Internship Opportunities in Physics!!!

image Both RIT and U of R are offering terrific internship opportunities.  RIT’s Center for Imaging Science hosts the High School Summer Internship Program, and U of R offers the Summer Research Program for High School Juniors in their Laboratory for Laser Energetics!  Find out more by visiting Mrs. Russ in the College and Career Center! image



These are amazing (paid) opportunities that will have you doing real research in exciting and challenging areas, while preparing you for further studies and giving you a great conversation piece for college interviews!