Drexel Environmental Science Leadership Academy

Drexel's week-long Environmental Science Leadership Academy is one part adventure travel, one part leadership training, and two parts environmental science field experience. Students will habitat-hop from seaside to salt marsh to maritime forest all along the New Jersey coastline, gaining hands-on experience in a range of research areas, including beach, marsh, and Pine Barren ecology; botany; and paleontology. The "tour guides" on this adventure will be all-star Drexel professors from the Department of Biodiversity, Earth, and Environmental Science and expert scientists from the nation's oldest natural history museum, the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Students will gain a broad understanding of what it means to be an environmental scientist and what it takes to be a leader in the field.

Dates July 13 – 19, 2014
Residential Yes
Cost $1,200 (includes housing, meals, and activities)
Eligibility Rising high school juniors and seniors
Deadline April 6, 2014
More Info For more information, contact Gary Johnson, Director of Recruitment, at gej24@drexel.edu or 215-571-3514, or visit the Drexel Environmental Science Leadership Academy website.

Camp Business – A Competitive and Fun Introduction to Business

This enriching one-week residential summer program is designed to give rising high school juniors and seniors an intensive introduction to collegiate business education — and show them business can be both fun and exciting! Students work closely with outstanding LeBow College of Business faculty and staff to examine the disciplines of accounting, marketing, finance, and management, and learn the core concepts of business including leadership, professional image, etiquette, team building, and strategy.

Dates July 14 – 18, 2014 (residential)
July 21 – 31, 2014 (nonresidential)
Residential See dates above
Cost $600 (nonresidential), $1,200 (residential)
Eligibility Rising high school juniors and seniors. Admission to LeBow Summer Institutes programs is competitive. Preference is given to students with outstanding GPAs, exceptional standardized test scores (PSAT or SAT are considered), and active involvement in extracurricular or community service activities.
Deadline The final deadline for applications is Friday, May 30, 2014. All program admission decisions will be released on a rolling basis.
More Info Visit the LeBow Summer Institutes website or contact Lisa Feden, Program Manager, at lisa.k.feden@drexel.edu or 215-571-3767.

ASM International® Materials Camp (Philadelphia Liberty Bell Chapter of ASM)

Run by the Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Engineering, this week-long commuter academic camp features highly interactive, lab-based, and hands-on activities to introduce students to materials science and engineering. Industry tours and a group project enhance the experience.

Dates June 23 – 27, 2014
Residential No
Cost There is no charge for students accepted to this program.
Eligibility Rising high school juniors and seniors
Deadline Friday, April 11, 2014
More Info Visit the Materials Camp website.

Materials Science and Engineering Summer Institute

The Drexel University Materials Science and Engineering Summer Institute will give aspiring scientists and engineers the chance to learn about how atomic elements arrange themselves to form the materials that are all around us. Furthermore, the Summer Institute will emphasize how variables in the processing of materials determine physical, mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties. Through hands-on science and engineering activities in the College of Engineering facilities, students will gain an understanding of how materials impact the fields of energy, biotechnology, and electronics. The learning environment includes work in a computer classroom, a materials science laboratory, and the Centralized Research Facility, which includes advanced microscopy equipment. The week will culminate with presentations in which students will discuss their results from group projects.

Dates July 21 – 25, 2014, July 28 – August 1, 2014 or August 11 – 15, 2014
Residential No
Cost $795
Eligibility Motivated high school students entering their junior or senior years and recent high school graduates who would like hands-on summer experience to learn about how materials impact today's technological advances.
Deadline June 15, 2014
More Info Visit the Materials Science and Engineering Summer Institute page.

Drexel University Computing Academy (DUCA)

DUCA is a five-week residential summer learning program at Drexel University in Philadelphia. Through DUCA, students share an authentic college experience, exploring information technology, business, digital arts and media, and computer science through interactive classes, group projects, and labs while living in a residence hall, eating at the University's dining facilities, exploring Philadelphia, and making new friends. If you've ever wondered how a Google search really works, the ins and outs of computer software and hardware, or what goes on behind the scenes of game design, DUCA is for you. Students who successfully complete DUCA and subsequently enroll at Drexel University will receive a $3,000 renewable scholarship.

Dates June 22 – July 25, 2014
Residential Yes
Cost $5,500 (includes fees, room, board, instructional materials and program activities)
Eligibility Current high school sophomores and juniors
Deadline May 26, 2014
More Info Visit the DUCA website or call 215-895-2474.

Mock Trial Experience

An intensive, five-day program to introduce high-ability students to mock trial and trial advocacy. Students will begin by learning the basics of trial procedure, courtroom decorum, and the rules of evidence and objections. They will be coached throughout the week by local attorneys and mentors and members of the nationally competitive Drexel University Undergraduate Mock Trial team. Students will then divide into teams and work on writing direct and cross examinations, as well as opening and closing remarks. Students will practice their roles throughout the week. Parents and loved ones are invited to attend the final trials and award ceremony on Friday afternoon. Students will also receive an overview of the college admission and financial aid processes, as well as Drexel's accelerated BA/BS/JD program and the School of Law. This program will help students develop skills applicable beyond the field of law, such as public speaking, creating an effective themed presentation, construction of logical arguments, asking the right questions, and teamwork.

Dates July 7 - July 11, 2014
Residential No (Program will conclude at 5:00 p.m. each day.)
Cost $625 (A limited number of scholarships are available; scholarship applications will be available in the spring.)
Eligibility Rising high school juniors and seniors
Deadline June 1, 2014

Applications will be available January 2014. Completed applications and essays can be sent via mail, email, or fax to the attention of Michael Vitlip, Camp Director.

Michael Vitlip, Camp Director
Steinbright Career Development Center
3201 Arch Street, Suite 250
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Email: vitlip@drexel.edu
Fax: 215-895-1473
More Info

Contact Michael Vitlip, Pre-Law advisor and coach of Drexel's Mock Trial team, at vitlip@drexel.edu or 215-895-1632.

Application [PDF]

Mini-Med Summer Camp®

The Mini-Med Summer Camp is a three-week program that provides an opportunity to experience what it's like to be in medical school and beyond. Each morning begins with a lecture presented by a Drexel University College of Medicine faculty member. The remainder of the day is spent shadowing attending physicians, residents, and medical students in the operating room or physicians' clinical practices. You will come away from this program with a true sense of the daily life of a physician as well as a strong insight into what it will take to achieve your goals.

Dates Session I: June 30 – July 11, 2014 (excludes July 4)
Session II: July 14 – August 1, 2014

Participants are first selected for the program overall, then every attempt is made to honor the session date the participants have requested.

Residential No
Cost $2,250 per session
Eligibility Age requirements by fall 2014: entering high school junior or senior year or entering college freshman year
Deadline March 7, 2014
Application Process
  • Refundable application fee
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Class ranking
  • High school transcripts
More Info Visit the Mini-Med Summer Camp® website or call 215-762-6800.

Discovering Architecture

For two intensive weeks, live on campus and experience what it's like to study architecture in college. You'll attend classes taught by Drexel faculty members from the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design in studios and computer labs used by Drexel architecture students. You'll go on field trips to significant architectural sites, hear lectures by distinguished speakers, and, working closely with an instructor, you'll try your hand at architectural design.

Dates July 13 – July 26, 2014
Residential Yes (proof of immunization/vaccination is required)
Cost $3,000
Eligibility Rising high school seniors (must be at least 16 years old)
Deadline Rolling admission
More Info Visit the Media Arts & Design's Summer Programs for High School Students webpage or contact Tia James at tjm22@drexel.edu or 215-895-1834.

Discovering Interior Design

This is a two-week residential program designed to expose talented and motivated high school students to a range of career possibilities in the field of interior design. You'll attend classes taught by Drexel faculty members from the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design in studios and computer labs used by Drexel interior design students. You'll go on field trips to significant sites, hear lectures by distinguished speakers, and, working closely with an instructor, you'll try your hand at designing a retail store and present your work to a professional jury.

Dates July 13 – July 26, 2014
Residential Yes (proof of immunization/vaccination is required)
Cost $3,000
Eligibility Rising high school seniors (must be at least 16 years old)
Deadline Rolling admission
More Info Visit the Media Arts & Design's Summer Programs for High School Students webpage or contact Tia James at tjm22@drexel.edu or 215-895-1834.

Exploring Design and Merchandising and Fashion

For two exciting weeks, come live on our campus and explore, "hands-on," the fields of fashion design and design and merchandising. You will attend classes taught by Drexel faculty from the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design in the studios and labs used by our very own design students. In studios you will spend valuable time sketching and designing products, projects, and more. Field trips will give you an insider's look at top retailers, designer boutiques, and yes, even upscale merchants to discover where fashion and merchandising meet. You will even get to create the beginnings of your own personal design portfolio that can play an important role in applying to college.

Dates July 13 – July 26, 2014
Residential Yes (proof of immunization/vaccination is required)
Cost $3,000
Eligibility Rising high school seniors (must be at least 16 years old)
Deadline Rolling admission
More Info Visit the Media Arts & Design's Summer Programs for High School Students webpage or contact Tia James at tjm22@drexel.edu or 215-895-1834.

Music Industry Summer Program

Our summer program is designed to introduce you to the music industry as a whole — through a one-week intensive workshop of audio technology and business. The courses offered are based upon the degree curriculum and are taught by Drexel's faculty of industry professionals from the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design. Through the classroom, hands-on studio experience in our recording lab facilities, performance opportunities, lectures, and guest speakers, you will gain valuable insight into, and practical knowledge of, this dynamic field. You'll get an insider's view into the most current issues in the music industry.

Dates July 13 – July 18
Residential No (commuter program only)
Cost $1,300
Eligibility Rising high school seniors (must be at least 16 years old)
Deadline Rolling admission
More Info Visit the Media Arts & Design's Summer Programs for High School Students webpage or contact Tia James at tjm22@drexel.edu or 215-895-1834.

Behavioral Health Careers Summer Academy – Explorations in Mental Health Careers

This Summer Institutes program explores career opportunities for students with an expressed interest in the helping professions, including counseling, social work, psychology, and psychiatry. Designed by Drexel's Behavioral Health Counseling Department in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, the Behavioral Health Careers Summer Academy provides students with the opportunity to broaden their understanding of the mental health and addictions treatment fields by participating in hands-on learning experiences. The five-day program includes: site visits to treatment agencies, guest speakers, interactive workshops, and the utilization of the College of Nursing and Health Professions' state-of-the-art counseling simulation lab.

The Explorations in Mental Health Careers Summer Academy offers two session options, so students may apply for the week that best fits their schedules.

Dates Session I: July 14 – 18, 2014
Session II: July 21 – 25, 2014
Residential Available (additional fee)
Cost $250
Eligibility Preference will be given to rising high school juniors and seniors
Deadline Monday, June 2, 2014
More Info Contact Erin Leaver-Schmidt, Program Coordinator, at evl23@drexel.edu or 267-359-5568 for more information.

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Health Services Administration Summer Academy

This Summer Institutes program provides students with the opportunity to learn about careers within the rapidly growing field of healthcare administration. Offered by the Health Administration Department of the College of Nursing and Health Professions, the program allows students to develop a better understanding of the world of healthcare management and the career potential it holds. The five-day schedule includes: interactive presentation by working healthcare administrators, faculty, and alumni; participation in simulation activities focused on understanding the vital role administrative leaders play in today's burgeoning healthcare system; and a behind-the-scenes exploration of community health facilities and the Hahnemann Medical Center and clinics.

Dates July 14 – 18, 2014
Residential Available (additional fee)
Cost $250
Eligibility Preference will be given to rising high school juniors and seniors
Deadline Monday, July 7, 2014
More Info

Contact Kristine Mulhorn, PhD, MHSA, at kam426@drexel.edu or 267-359-5563 or Susan Feinstein at slf52@drexel.edu or 267-359-5543 for more information, or visit the Health Administration website.

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Biomed Summer Academy

The Biomed Summer Academy at Drexel University provides high school students with an insight into the exciting field of biomedical engineering. Participants will be introduced to laboratory and core research skills through interactive hands-on learning activities. Students will also have the opportunity to explore the booming biomedical industry through site visits, seminars, and presentations.

Dates Session I: July 7 – 11, 2014
Session II: July 14 – 18, 2014
Residential No
Cost $1,000
Eligibility Limited to rising high school juniors and seniors. Admission to the program is competitive. Students must have taken one year of biology and have some interest in math, engineering, or health and life sciences. Preference is given to students with outstanding GPAs, teacher recommendations, and active involvement in extracurricular or community service activities.
Deadline Friday, April 18, 2014
More Info Contact Alison Oxenberg at ars376@drexel.edu or 215-895-2215 for more information, or visit the Biomedical Summer Academy page.

Neuroscience High School Camp

The Neuroscience Camp features hands-on experience during a lab project that will include slide mounting, tissue staining, and microscopic imaging and analysis. Participants will also receive instruction in literature searching and project presentation.

Dates July 14 – 25, 2014
Residential No
Cost $1,500
Eligibility Drexel University College of Medicine is seeking highly motivated current high school sophomores and juniors who are enrolled in an academic curriculum and demonstrate strong interest in neuroscience topics and research.
Deadline Friday, March 28, 2014
More Info Contact Tracey Bracale, Program Coordinator, at tbracale@drexelmed.edu or 215-991-8570 for more information, or visit the Neuroscience Camp for High School Students webpage on the College of Medicine site.