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Parent & Student Resources:  Events and Programs



This listing does not carry or imply any endorsement of any program:

University of Virginia Summer Enrichment Program

Grades 9-11:  Applications due February
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University of Virginia Writers Workshop

Rising grades 9-12:  Application deadline is early March

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Prime Partnership Presentation

PRIME Summer Internship Program

 Prime PartnershipParent/student meeting is late November at the Career Center Commons. The applications are due late December.

Northern Virginia Writing Project Student Summer Institute

This institute is an enrichment opportunity for students to write and to share their work with other writers.  Students in grades 9-12 may apply.  The institute is held at George Mason University.   Application deadline is in May.  If interested, more information is available at:

Virginia Space Grant Consortium NASA-related STEM Programs – VASTS & VSCS

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VASTS is a free program for 11th grade students who are interested in aerospace-related science, technology, engineering and/or math.  This course focuses on space mission design and human space flight.  An interactive online learning course, the experience culminates in a one-week residential Summer Academy at NASA Langley Research Center for students who qualify.  The deadline for applications is November 2, 2014. VSCS is a free program for 10th grade students and focuses on the earth and airborne science, engineering, and technology integral to current missions at NASA Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. An interactive online learning course, the experience culminates in a seven-day residential Summer Academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, VA, for students who qualify.  Application deadline is November, 2. 2014.

 SEAP (Science and Engineering Apprentice Program)

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The apprentice program is designed to encourage students to pursue science and engineering careers; acquaint qualified high school students with the activities of Department of Navy (DoN) laboratories through summer science and engineering research experiences; to provide students with opportunities in and exposure to scientific and engineering practice and personnel not available in their school environment; to expose those students to DoN research and engineering activities and goals in a way that encourages a positive image and supportive attitude toward our defense community; and to prepare these students to serve as positive role models for their peers by encouraging other high school students to take more science and math courses.  SEAP places academically talented high school students with interest and ability in science and mathematics as apprentices in DoN laboratories for eight weeks during the summer. These students work with scientists and engineers who act as mentors. The program offers students a unique and positive experience in their fields of interest, thus encouraging them to pursue careers in science and engineering. For more information:

National Institutes of Health

Summer programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) provide an opportunity to spend a summer working at the NIH side-by-side with some of the leading scientists in the world, in an environment devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The NIH consists of the 240-bed Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center and more than 1200 laboratories/research projects located on the main campus in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area as well as in Baltimore and Frederick, MD; Research Triangle Park, NC; Hamilton, MT; Framingham, MA; and Detroit, MI.  NOTE: the number of positions in Hamilton, Framingham, and Detroit is limited.Internships cover a minimum of eight weeks, with students generally arriving at the NIH in May or June. The NIH Institutes and the Office of Intramural Training & Education sponsor a wide range of summer activities including lectures featuring distinguished NIH investigators, career/professional development workshops, and Summer Poster Day.  For more information:

Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program at George Mason University

The George Mason University Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program was established in 2007 by Dr. Lance Liotta, Dr. Emanuel Petricoin III, Dr. Virginia Espina, and Amy VanMeter Adams for high school and undergraduate students to gain hands on experience in laboratories at the Prince William and Fairfax campuses of George Mason University.

Students work alongside Mason researchers using state-of-the-art technology to solve hypothesis driven questions in Proteomics, Genomics, Medicine, Neuroscience, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biodefense, Environmental Science, Mathematical Modeling, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Nanotechnology, Physics and Bioengineering.  For more information: