Yale Pathways to Science Summer Scholars Program

Event Time: 
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 9:30am to 2:00pm
Zoom instructions will be sent to accepted students. See map
Event Description: 

The Pathways Summer Scholars program brings 100 public high school students to study science for two weeks on Yale’s campus. 

Pathways Summer Scholars is a free two-week summer science program exclusively for 100 Yale Pathways high school students. Summer Scholars provides an intensive, hands-on science curriculum that emphasizes discovery, critical thinking, and problem solving. Rising seniors have the opportunity to live on campus during the program and engage in a variety of college-prep enrichment activities. In summer 2021, the program will be virtual. Pathways Scholars will take 4-day zoom workshops on topics like Electronic Music & Engineering, Introduction to the Cloud, The Science of Light, Exploring Allergies, Mechanics in Biology, and more!  Hands-on science kits will be sent home to students. 

Program Eligibility
Must be a Yale Pathways to Science student currently in Grade 9, 10, or 11.

Program Application
Applications are closed for summer 2021.

Program Dates
July 11-July 22 (Rising seniors continue with College Essay workshop until 7/30)

Date Breakdown:
July 11:  Student Orientation
July 12-15:  Week 1 Workshops
July 19-22:  Week 2 Workshops
July 23, 26-30: College Essay Workshop (rising Seniors only)

Daily Schedule
9:30-11:30, 1pm-2pm

Example Schedule:
9:30-10:00am:   Advisory Group with your Yale College mentor
10:00-11:30am:   STEM Workshop (e.g., The Power of Electrochemsitry with Dr. Weber)
1:00-2:00pm:   Enrichment Lecture (e.g., Hacking the Brain’s Chemicals with Drs. Savalia & Ortega)

Summer 2021 Workshops
Chemistry on Canvas: The Science of Colorants in Paintings
Consciousness - Self, Science, and Society
Creating a Small Video Game using Construct 3
Design of New Materials using Supercomputers
Electronic Music Online
Exploring the (Simulated) Universe
Intro to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
Introduction to the Cloud
Living forces: Mechanics in Biology
Mechanics and Biology
Molecule by Molecule
Neuroeconomics: The Science of Decisions
Peanuts to Plasma Cells: Exploring Allergy and Immunology
Sensory Physiology
The Power of Electrochemistry
The Science of Light
The College Essay (rising seniors only)