Smith College
Office of Pre-College Summer Programs
30 Belmont Avenue, Room 201
Northampton, MA 01063

P: (413) 585-2165
F: (413) 585-2152


Contact: Wendy Martinez
P: (413) 585-4455
F: (413) 585-2152

Smith Summer Science & Engineering Program (SSEP)

Year Program Started: 1990

Max. Participants/Year: 100

Application Deadline: rolling admission, but final deadline is May 1

Program Timeframe: four-week residential program in July

Academic Level Targeted: grades 9-12, girls only

Racial/Ethnic Focus: any racial/ethnic group

Type of Program: education, research, mentoring, career/academic planning

Program Attributes: non-credit, meals provided, housing provided, transportation provided, books/supplies provided, financial aid provided, mentors/advisors provided

Program Acceptance Requirements: GPA/academic standing (3.0 or higher)

Primary Science Discipline(s) Targeted: anatomy, biochemistry, biology, bio (cellular), bio (molecular), biotechnology, chemistry, education (health, science), pre-engineering, engineering, genetics, pre-medicine, psychology, public health, science (biomed), science (computer, mathematical), science (environmental health), science (health), statistics/biometrics/biostatistics, zoology, physiology, kinesiology, ecology, astronomy, architecture, and writing

Additional Comments: This program is designed for students interested in careers in science, engineering, and medicine. Participants learn how scientists formulate questions, work on sophisticated scientific instruments, and develop critical thinking skills.