ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp

Grade Level:  Entering 6-8, Cost: Free
July 20, 2014 - August 1, 2014
Materials and Methods for a Sustainable World

Application Deadline: May 1, 2014

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 2014.

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

Download the 2014 student application form.

  • Parent/Guardian and student complete the student application.
  • 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.


* These programs require the interested party to submit an application, and in some cases, other documentation. Submission of an application does not represent acceptance. Participants will be notified of their status of acceptance by mail and or email, if email address given.  

Registration for programs that do not require an application is offered on a first come/first served basis. Both registration and payment are required for the participant to be enrolled in these programs.  

All courses and programs are subject to change without prior notice.  

Grades indicate the grade that the student will enter in the fall of 2014.  

Programs include lunch, materials, a t-shirt or drawstring bag, admission to field trips and transportation unless specifically noted otherwise.  

Courses are taught by certified teachers, WPI faculty members and/or students unless otherwise noted.

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2014 brochure (.pdf, 1.69 mb)