||Ventures Scholars Member Institution Enrichment Programs
Smith Summer Science and Engineering Program
"Smith's Summer Science and Engineering Program
has a mission: To encourage teenage girls with a bent
for science to shine." The SSEP Program is a month-long
enrichment program for talented high school girls with
interests in science, engineering, and medicine. For
eight decades, Smith College has ranked in the top 3%
of 519 private colleges in graduates who go on to earn
science Ph.Ds. In 1999, Smith became the first women's
college to establish an undergraduate engineering program.
The SSEP extends these strong traditions to girls still
in high school. Central to the SSEP is a community that
is rich in role models, cooperative, hands-on, investigative
and challenging - where girls get all of the faculty's
attention, all of the opportunities, and all of the
encouragement to achieve their best. Open to students
entering grades 9 - 12, the SSEP offers intensive research
courses taught by Smith College faculty in astronomy,
biology, biochemistry, chemistry, engineering, environmental
science, women's health and writing.
for more information. This is a residential program.
This is a program for high school girls and students
must be entering either 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.
Application form, essay, current transcript, teacher
recommendation, $50 fee (nonrefundable if accepted),
and financial aid application. The application deadline
is May 15, 2005.
Partial to full financial aid based on a student's demonstrated
need. Complete the SSEP Financial Aid Application. The
application can be found on the Web site.
May 15, 2005
July 3, 2005 - July 30, 2005
Gail Scordilis, Ph.D.
Director of Educational Outreach
Northampton, MA 01063
*last updated 12/20/2004