STEM: K-12 Outreach

The Boston University College of Engineering works with schools and other organizations to bring the excitement of engineering to young people. To learn more about how you can partner your K-12 school or students with Boston University for engineering outreach programs, please contact Associate Dean for Outreach & Diversity Stacey Freeman at

    • AmbassadorsThrough BU College of Engineering’s Technology Innovation Scholars Program (TISP), a specially trained corps of undergraduate Inspiration Ambassadors visit elementary, middle and high schools in Greater Boston and in their home communities to give interactive, fun presentations to show younger students that engineers are essential to our health, happiness and safety. To invite the Inspiration Ambassadors to your school, contact Stacey Freeman at

STEEPSTEM Educator-Engineer Program (STEEP) STEEP is a unique, five-year program designed to help meet the nation’s need for educators with the skills and passion for both engineering and education to sustain our competitive advantage. By combining a Master of Arts in Teaching degree with a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, STEEP graduates are prepared to teach science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) in middle schools and high schools across the country.

  • CELESTCELEST BU Center of Excellence for Learning in Education, Science & Technology (CELEST) studies natural intelligence. This program reaches undergraduate and graduate students, public school students in Boston-area cities and thousands of students in New England who participate in summer programs at Boston University.
  • FIRST RoboticsFIRST® Robotics Boston University hosts the Boston regional FIRST®competition, an event that draws thousands of high school students, who design and build robots for the event. Boston University engineering students mentor several high school FIRST®teams in the Boston area and help them prepare for this annual competition.
  • LERNet /Summer PathwaysLERNet/Summer Pathways This is a one-week, immersive, residential summer STEM enrichment program administered by CAS and designed for young women who are entering their junior or senior year in high school and are interested in science, math and engineering.
  • SAGESAGE Boston University’s Student Association of Graduate Engineers is involved with Technology Entrepreneurship Night, the Entrepreneur Design Contest and the New England Regional competition during National Engineers Week.
  • U-DesignU-Design The U-Design summer program teaches engineering fundamentals, supplies parts and tools, and encourages students in grades 6-9 to get creative in engineering. Introducing Kids to the Wonders of Science
  • ArtemisThe Artemis Project The Artemis Project is a five-week summer program directed by LERNet and administered by CAS and ENG undergraduate women at Boston University. Artemis introduces high school girls to computer science and engineering, sparking their interest at a critical age.
  • Summer ChallengeSummer Challenge For high school students about to enter their sophomore, junior, or senior year, the two-week residential Summer Challenge is a perfect opportunity to explore existing interests, investigate new topics, take classes not offered in high school, and maybe even determine a college major.
  • RISEResearch Internship in Science & Engineering (RISE) Program The six-week summer Research Internship in Science & Engineering provides academically motivated rising high school seniors the opportunity to conduct university-level research in state-of-the-art laboratories, alongside some of the sharpest scientific minds in the country.
  • HS HonorsHigh School Honors The six-week summer High School Honors Program provides an opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors to experience undergraduate life, both academically and socially, while earning college credit.
  • GK12 National Science Foundation GK12 Programs Project STAMP and Boston Urban Fellows are NSF-funded programs that partners graduate and undergraduate fellows in biology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, and physics with teachers in K-12 classrooms in Boston, Quincy, Chelsea, and Newton.


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