UMass Summer Programs

UMass Summer Programs What are you doing this summer? We're offering programs for high school, incoming, and international students on our beautiful campus in the Pioneer Valley.
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We accept applications from rising 10th - 12th graders who are in good academic standing and have no academic or disciplinary suspensions on their records. Seniors who will graduate in the spring are also welcome. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, but it is best to apply early as programs fill up quickly. Applications are available on our website. To apply for Summer Pre-College Programs, we require:

> A written statement of interest: a brief, one-page statement describing why you want to attend Summer Pre-College at UMass Amherst and specifically the program you have chosen.
> An unofficial high school transcript.
> A letter of recommendation written by a teacher or guidance counselor who can speak to your skills, abilities, maturity level and academic accomplishments that make you a suitable candidate for the program you are applying to.
> A $35 non-refundable application fee

International students will be asked to provide additional information regarding TOEFL scores.

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https://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/meet-new-class%E2%80%94-umass-amherst-lambsHigh school students can get the UMa...
04/07/2021
VIDEO: Meet the New Class—of UMass Amherst Lambs

https://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/meet-new-class%E2%80%94-umass-amherst-lambs

High school students can get the UMass Animal Science experience this summer with our pre-college programs. Apply now for Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Technology, or our Equine Science Intensive: Horse Pregnancy and Foaling.

The UMass Amherst community just got a little bigger. Last month, 32 lambs and five kids were born at the UMass Farm. “It was a lot of work,” says assistant farm superintendent and shepherd, Alice Newth, “but the animals were doing most of it.”

Next Tuesday! Join us to learn all about business, arts, and deisgn courses this summer. Hear from faculty teaching Spor...
03/10/2021

Next Tuesday! Join us to learn all about business, arts, and deisgn courses this summer. Hear from faculty teaching Sport Management, Summer Design Academy, Entrepreneurship, Music and Technology, and more!

Tuesday, March 16
6:30 – 7:45 pm eastern time
art & design, music, and business programs
Join Here: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/.../WN_N6NXnJcEQmSZl6gDkVaGVw

Next Tuesday! Join us to learn all about business, arts, and deisgn courses this summer. Hear from faculty teaching Sport Management, Summer Design Academy, Entrepreneurship, Music and Technology, and more!

Tuesday, March 16
6:30 – 7:45 pm eastern time
art & design, music, and business programs
Join Here: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/.../WN_N6NXnJcEQmSZl6gDkVaGVw

Join an upcoming pre-college information session and hear directly from faculty and staff about opportunities for summer...
03/05/2021
Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Pre-College Information Session - STEM. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Join an upcoming pre-college information session and hear directly from faculty and staff about opportunities for summer 2021!

Tuesday, March 16
6:30 – 7:45 pm eastern time
art & design, music, and business programs
Register Here: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N6NXnJcEQmSZl6gDkVaGVw

Wednesday, March 17
6:30 – 7:45 pm eastern time
STEM programs including kinesiology and animal science programs
Register Here: https://umass-amherst.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_seqTxJMKQRSWoYAc1YAMqw

Welcome! You are invited to join a webinar: Pre-College Information Session - STEM. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the webinar.

Applications for Summer Pre-College 2021 are open! We're offering several new programs including Pre-Veterinary Medicine...
02/11/2021

Applications for Summer Pre-College 2021 are open! We're offering several new programs including Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Equine Science Intensive: Horse Pregnancy & Foaling, Programming for Aspiring Scientists, and the Isenberg Business Ethics Academy. Plus longstanding favorites such as the Summer Design Academy, Summer Engineering Institute, and the Sport Management & Leadership Academy. We have 20 different topics available, check out our website to learn more! #precollege #highschool #summerprogram

Applications for Summer Pre-College 2021 are open! We're offering several new programs including Pre-Veterinary Medicine, Equine Science Intensive: Horse Pregnancy & Foaling, Programming for Aspiring Scientists, and the Isenberg Business Ethics Academy. Plus longstanding favorites such as the Summer Design Academy, Summer Engineering Institute, and the Sport Management & Leadership Academy. We have 20 different topics available, check out our website to learn more! #precollege #highschool #summerprogram

This winter, high school students interested in psychology and neuroscience are invited to join the research labs of Pro...
10/30/2020

This winter, high school students interested in psychology and neuroscience are invited to join the research labs of Prof. Rebecca Ready and Prof. Youngbin Kwak for a new winter pre-college program. Held fully online, the program will give students in grades 9 - 12 first-hand experience with neuroscience research studies at UMass. Applications are open now through December. Learn more: www.umass.edu/uww/programs/pre-college/winter.

10/24/2020

Winter Pre-College programs are available this December & January! Open to current 9th - 12th graders, our fully online programs include:

- Winter Sport Leadership Academy
- Intro to Research in Psychology
- Kinesiology: Pathway to the Medical Professions
- Winter Design Academy
and more!

Applications are open now through December. Visit our website for more info: https://www.umass.edu/uww/programs/pre-college/winter

05/11/2020
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Learn more about UMass Summer Pre-college online courses this summer!

Our Thursday evening webinar had a record number of people attending and the discussion was lively. Big thanks to participating faculty and attendees Mx

Access the full session here! Presenters include summer staff and faculty from Human Health and Movement (kinesiology), Music and Technology, Foundations of Data Science, Sport Management, Veterinary Technology, and How Business Works.

05/11/2020
UMass Summer Programs Webinar 5/6/2020

Hope everyone is doing well! To those that joined us live on Wednesday, thanks for the great turnout and questions. For those unable to join live, you can access Wednesday’s session here.

Lineup includes summer staff and faculty from architecture, engineering, sport management, kinesiology, and vet tech.

https://youtu.be/Exuqh8twfAI

UMass Summer Programs webinar: Wednesday 5/6/2020.

Much of our knowledge of forensic science comes from popular TV shows like Criminal Minds, CSI, Dexter, Sherlock, and Bo...
03/13/2020

Much of our knowledge of forensic science comes from popular TV shows like Criminal Minds, CSI, Dexter, Sherlock, and Bones. But is a single drop of blood or strand of hair really a smoking gun – enough to secure a criminal conviction?

In this hands-on course, students will learn about the different types of evidence found in crime scenes; procedures for gathering and evaluating evidence; using evidence to reconstruct the events leading up to a crime; and the role of evidence in trial. Students will also learn how advances in science and technology shape our notion of what counts as evidence, and using what they learn, critically evaluate pop-cultural representations of crime scene investigations.

Class activities will include, but are not limited to: using bi-chromatic powder to lift latent fingerprints and analyze their ridge characteristics; using fake blood and prop weapons to create different types of blood spatter, in order to learn what blood stains tell investigators about the angle, velocity, and origin of impact; solving carefully prepared “cold case” files; and staging and performing a mock crime scene investigation. The course may also include guest lectures by experts in the field and a visit to the local police department.

#SummerPrograms2020 #UMassSummerPrograms #PreCollege2020 #ForensicScience #CrimeSceneInvestigation #HighSchoolSummerPrograms

03/09/2020

How do we learn adapt to the different stimui in our environment? What makes us choose one thing versus another? Our lab focuses on investigating the neural bases of decision making, how it changes during development, and the sociocultural factors influencing the behavior.

Students will be involved in every aspect of daily laboratory activities, including recruiting participants, conducting experiment sessions, processing data and discussing scientific findings in lab meetings. Students will be exposed to diverse cognitive neuroscience techniques including functional MRI, EEG and eye tracking, and discuss the latest research efforts in the field of decision neuroscience.

The Kwak lab can host 3 students.Apply now!

#UmassSummerPrograms #ResearchLabs2020 #ResearchIntensive #HighSchoolSummerPrograms

This fun watercolor rendering workshop is designed for high school students at all levels who are interested in architec...
03/06/2020

This fun watercolor rendering workshop is designed for high school students at all levels who are interested in architecture and landscape architecture as well as fine art to experience the professions from an artist’s perspective. No experience needed. Viewing architecture and landscape architecture as a form of fine art, students will learn fundamental artistic concepts pertaining to the medium of watercolor. Hands-on working knowledge of the medium and essential techniques such as watercolor wash tips will be addressed to preserve transparency.

Students will begin with a light gray monochrome rendering of a Doric column capital. It will help them develop a basic understanding of the qualities and characteristics of light, shade, shadow, and reflected light as well as learning fundamental Beaux-Arts wash techniques. They will then work on a variety of projects with an emphasis on architectural and landscape rendering, from simple to complex, to explore Color and Composition.

#SummerPrograms2020 #UMassSummerPrograms #PreCollege2020 #Architecture #Landscape #WatercolorRendering #HighSchoolSummerPrograms

The Violence and Trauma Across the Lifespan (ViTAL) Laboratory at UMass Amherst in the Department of Psychological and B...
03/02/2020

The Violence and Trauma Across the Lifespan (ViTAL) Laboratory at UMass Amherst in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences examines the effects of domestic violence and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) on the well-being of diverse children and families. We specifically focus on how the effects of these exposures vary based on children’s development and social context, including experiences of racism and discrimination. The goal of this work is to use the findings to develop, adapt, and test novel programs to reduce the negative effects of violence, prevent future violence exposure, and promote resilient outcomes.

Research assistants in the ViTAL lab are trained on how to conduct clinical research with violence-exposed children and families. RAs will get hands-on experience with developing specific research questions, working with data, and using software for statistical analysis. Additionally, RAs will learn the theory and concepts behind the research questions being conducted in the lab and have the opportunity to actively participate in weekly lab meetings. The Galano lab can host 2 students.

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Prof. Spencer's lab is part of our Research Intensives program. High school students can apply to spend 6 weeks this sum...
02/28/2020
Psychological and Brain Sciences - UMASS Amherst

Prof. Spencer's lab is part of our Research Intensives program. High school students can apply to spend 6 weeks this summer working alongside Prof. Spencer and her team on sleep research!

Why do we spend a third of our lives sleeping? And what happens to us while we sleep? Rebecca Spencer and the SOMneuro Lab are featured in PBS NOVA's “Mysteries of Sleep”, airing Wednesday, February 26 at 9:00 PM Eastern Time!

During sleep, the brain performs several tasks that are essential to our well-being and our normal development: it processes emotions; it manages, and stores memories; and it may also help us learn and remember new things. Thus, not getting enough sleep can be detrimental to our health.

“Mysteries of Sleep” follows scientists who are using cutting edge technologies to learn what happens in our bodies during sleep and what are the effects of sleep disorders that prevent us from getting the sleep that we need. They try to answer the big question: If sleep is so important, why do so many of us have such a hard time doing it?

View trailer and website: https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/video/mysteries-of-sleep/

The Adler lab studies how floral traits, including shape, size and rewards, affect pollinator health and pathogen transm...
02/24/2020

The Adler lab studies how floral traits, including shape, size and rewards, affect pollinator health and pathogen transmission. More generally, we are also interested in how species interactions affect pollinator behavior and pollination.

Students in the Adler lab will use a combination of field and lab experimental manipulations to answer their questions. Students will conduct individual or small group experiments to understand how pollen, nectar or other floral traits affect pollinator behavior, health and disease transmission.The Adler lab can host 5 students.

Check out our website to find out more about the program.

#ResearchAtUMass #ResearchLabs2020 #SummerPrograms2020 #UmassSummerPrograms #PollinatorHealth #Ecology #AdlerLab #ResearchIntensive #PreCollege

This 2-week intensive uses the power of imaginative storytelling in gamic worlds as an introduction to video game studie...
02/21/2020

This 2-week intensive uses the power of imaginative storytelling in gamic worlds as an introduction to video game studies and video game design. We will approach video games by exploring various techniques for telling compelling stories in the medium. Students will learn some fundamentals of storytelling and also learn some strategies for imagining and constructing simple digital games. By providing fundamental instruction in both storytelling and in game design, the course bridges Humanities and STEM interests and proficiencies.

Neither technical expertise nor experience playing video games is required. Creative writers, storytellers, gamers, and curious individuals of all skill levels are welcome.

Check out our website for more details.

#SummerPrograms2020 #UMassSummerPrograms #PreCollege2020 #VideoGame #WorldBuilding #STEM #Humanities #HighSchoolSummerPrograms

Research in the Somneuro lab broadly explores a range of questions pertaining to sleep measurement and function. In part...
02/18/2020

Research in the Somneuro lab broadly explores a range of questions pertaining to sleep measurement and function. In particular, we are interested in neural processing during sleep and how such processing affects daytime cognition. We use a variety of techniques to explore how the brain learns cognitive and motor tasks, and how brain function and learning change over sleep.

Sleep is composed of multiple different brain states, each of which is associated with distinct cognitive functions. During this 6-week intensive laboratory training, students will be trained in cognitive neuroscience techniques such as EEG and behavioral testing.

The Spencer Lab can host up to 4 students. Apply now!

#ResearchLabs2020 #ResearchIntensive #UmassSummerPrograms #SummerPrograms2020 #SpencerLab #HighSchoolSummerPrograms

Have you ever wondered how business works? How businesses make decisions ranging from what new markets to enter, to how ...
02/14/2020

Have you ever wondered how business works? How businesses make decisions ranging from what new markets to enter, to how big should a new factory be? What the different activities are that happen inside a company (e.g., management, marketing, accounting, finance), and how they are coordinated in order to be successful? This course provides the framework for all future business courses. It is a broad-based introductory course designed to give you exploratory experiences in all aspects of business. It will acquaint you with the dynamic business world of the 21st century. Economics, management, globalization, startups, marketing, finance, accounting, operations, and careers in business will be included. The use of technology and its impact on business will also be stressed.

Check out our website to find out more!

#SummerPrograms2020 #UMassSummerPrograms #PreCollege2020 #Music #Business #HighSchoolSummerPrograms

Prof. Spencer's lab is part of our Research Intensives program. High school students can apply to spend 6 weeks this sum...
02/11/2020
UMass reseacher’s sleep research featured on Netflix and PBS

Prof. Spencer's lab is part of our Research Intensives program. High school students can apply to spend 6 weeks this summer working alongside Prof. Spencer and her team on sleep research!

Rebecca Spencer has been doing groundbreaking research on sleep.

The Clinical Neuropsychology Research Intensive will occur under the mentorship of Dr. Rebecca Ready and graduate resear...
02/10/2020

The Clinical Neuropsychology Research Intensive will occur under the mentorship of Dr. Rebecca Ready and graduate research assistants. Dr. Ready is Director of Clinical Training and a clinical neuropsychologist. She conducts research on concussion, emotion regulation, aging and thinking abilities in younger and older adults. She also is interested in the assessment of adult learning disabilities and aging stereotypes.

Summer research intensive students will have the opportunity to develop and follow through with a research question regarding concussion, emotion regulation, and/or cognition. They will conduct literature reviews, statistical analyses on existing data sets, and engage in data management.

The Ready lab can host up to 4 students.

#ResearchAtUMass #ResearchLabs2020 #SummerPrograms2020 #UmassSummerPrograms #ClinicalNeuropsychology #ReadyLab #ResearchIntensive #PreCollege

Fundamentals of Music Theory introduces concepts useful for listening, composing, and playing music in a variety of styl...
02/07/2020

Fundamentals of Music Theory introduces concepts useful for listening, composing, and playing music in a variety of styles. This one-week course includes an introduction to rhythm, meter, pitch, scales, key signatures, intervals, chords, and voice leading, as well as an introduction to sight singing and dictation. This summer program also involves students to work on projects in groups. The course is designed primarily for students considering majoring or minoring in music but is open to any student who has experience reading music notation.

Check out our website for more details regarding this program.

#SummerPrograms2020 #UMassSummerPrograms #PreCollege2020 #Music #MusicTheory #HighSchoolSummerPrograms

The Riley Lab works on antimicrobial drug discovery. The three projects focus on:TB: finding novel antimicrobials active...
02/03/2020

The Riley Lab works on antimicrobial drug discovery. The three projects focus on:

TB: finding novel antimicrobials active against multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

CF: finding novel antimicrobials to use against MDR Pseudomonas aeruginosa, which causes lung infections in individuals with cystic fibrosis.

Citrus Greening: finding novel antimicrobials active against the cause of CG - Liberibacter.

The Riley Lab can host up to 15 students.Check out our website for more details about the program.

#ResearchAtUMass #ResearchLabs2020 #SummerPrograms2020 #UmassSummerPrograms #drugDiscovery #RileyLab #ResearchIntensive #PreCollege

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We accept applications from rising 10th - 12th graders. Seniors who will graduate in the spring are also welcome. Admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis, but it is best to apply early as programs fill up quickly. Applications are available on our website. To apply for Summer Pre-College Programs, we require: > A written statement of interest: a brief, one-page statement describing why you want to attend Summer Pre-College at UMass Amherst and specifically the program you have chosen. > An unofficial high school transcript. > A letter of recommendation written by a teacher or guidance counselor who can speak to your skills, abilities, maturity level and academic accomplishments that make you a suitable candidate for the program you are applying to. > A $35 non-refundable application fee International students will be asked to provide additional information regarding TOEFL scores.

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