ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp

Audience: Students entering 6-8, from Essex, Hampden, Hampshire, Suffolk and Worcester Counties (MA)

Cost: Free

Theme: Human Mission to Mars
July 19 – 31, 2015

Application Deadline: May 1, 2015
Applicants will be notified of their admission status on June 12, 2015.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Innovators

The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC) is organized to provide activities, experiments, projects, and field experiences for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall of 2015.

The camp promotes science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and supports historically underserved and underrepresented students with limited opportunities. Students attend the camp free of charge. Students currently in grade 5, 6, or 7 who have an interest in science and mathematics, at least a B average in science and mathematics courses and a passing score on the state’s standardized science and mathematics tests are eligible to apply. (Immediate family members of the university staff, EMBHSSC camp staff and ExxonMobil employees are not eligible.)

The EMBHSSC is a two-week, academic, residential camp that emphasizes increasing students’ mathematics and science knowledge and skills while introducing them to college life and stimulating their interest in science and engineering as a potential career path. Each day, campers will attend classes that include problem solving, research, critical thinking and communication skills incorporated with biology, chemistry, physics, environmental sciences, earth sciences, engineering, technology, design concepts, and field excursions. Certified secondary teachers and university faculty will teach the classes.

Application Process

Please note that this program is run by Mass Academy at WPI, sponsored by the Harris Foundation, and requires applicants to follow a different application process than our other programs.

A review of the application requirements are below, and the application is available here.

  • Parent/Guardian and student complete requested information on the Student Application Form
  • Parent/Guardian or student gives the request for records to the student’s school registrar
  • Parent/Guardian or student gives a recommendation form to the student’s current science teacher and current mathematics teacher
  • Student writes a 250-word essay

Completed applications should be sent to:

                                                                Mass Academy
                                                                c/o Maria Borowski
                                                                85 Prescott Street
                                                                Worcester MA 01605-2610


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Have Questions?

Maria Borowski at Mass Academy
Phone: 508-831-5859

2014 brochure (.pdf, 1.69 mb)