Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science

The Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science is a six-week rigorous residential experience for high school seniors who have a strong interest in computer science, engineering and natural sciences. The summer academy's goal is to equip students with essential skills necessary for successful completion of STEM majors. 

The program seeks to recruit underserved and underrepresented students who hail from a multitude of diverse backgrounds, including ethnic minority students, students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds, populations inadequately represented in STEM disciplines and students who reside in underserved school districts and/or are first generation college-bound students.


The curriculum for students will include non-credit courses designed and taught by members of the Carnegie Mellon faculty, outstanding teachers and graduate students carefully chosen because of their commitment to teaching and their ability to relate to 12th grade students. Upperclass students will serve as classroom assistants, tutors and mentors to program participants.


  • Engineering and Science Projects
  • SAT Preparation
  • Personal and Career Development
  • Differential Calculus
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Advising
  • English

Fees & Requirements

There will be no tuition, housing or dining fees for students selected to attend the Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science. Upon acceptance, a non-refundable deposit will be due and a portion of those funds will be transferred to your student account to assist with the purchasing of program supplies.

Students will, however, be responsible for books, supplies, transportation and recreational expenses. Textbook costs vary from year to year. An estimate would be $150-200. On average, students spend approximately $200 on personal and recreational expenses throughout the summer program.

Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science applicants must be at least 16 years old and have completed their junior year of high school to participate in this program. Summer Academy for Mathematics and Science participants will be required to reside in university housing.