Summer Bridge: Women in STEM

The Radford University Artis College of Science and Technology Summer Bridge WOMEN IN STEM program is a week-long residential experience for rising sophomore, junior, and senior high school students interested in science, technology, and mathematics.

The 2022 edition will take place July 17-22.  Applications are open at this link.

A look at the 2021 Radford University Summer Bridge: Women in STEM program.

The 2021 event was themed "MISSION TO MARS" and consisted of presentations and activities related to power generation and transmission, remote and autonomous vehicles, and rocket propulsion, geology of earth and other planets, biology and chemistry of space travel, and more. 

Physics, math, chemistry, engineering, electronics, and robotics were explored over the course of the program in addition to some of the basics of the college application process, financial aid, and pathways to success in education.

Learn more about the 2021 edition of Summer Bridge: WOMEN IN STEM in this story.

Thanks to many generous donors and sponsors of the program, full scholarships were awarded to participants.

We are so appreciative to our partners for their support:

  • Appalachian Power through the American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation
  • BAE Systems
  • TORC Robotics 
  • C.E. Richardson Benevolent Foundation
  • Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation

The scholarships cover all costs of the program for recipients. Learn more about supporting Summer Bridge.

 

The Radford University Artis College of Science and Technology Summer Bridge Program: WOMEN IN STEM serves rising sophomore, junior, and senior high school students by facilitating a week of exploration in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from Virginia and other states. The Summer Bridge Program upholds the Radford University Artis College of Science and Technology (RUACSAT) commitment to enhancing science education and to increasing the number of women in STEM fields. The Summer Bridge Program is not limited to female participants and any rising sophomore, junior, and senior high school student interested in Women in STEM is invited to apply.

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Areas studied in Summer Bridge: Women in STEM include:  

Astronomy and Space Exploration
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Computer Science
Electronics
Geology 
Mathematics 
Robotics
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles/Drones

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2022 Summer Bridge: Women in STEM Application Instructions

Please read the detailed application instructions before beginning the application process.   Please contact David Horton at rhorton@radford.edu for more information.

Fees

Scholarships to Summer Bridge are awarded competitively and cover the full cost of the program. Scholarship recipients will receive letters of acceptance after the application deadline. Students who do not receive scholarships and want to participate in Summer Bridge, may have the option of paying $1600, the cost of tuition, room and board, to attend.

Accommodations

Participants are expected to share a room in on-campus housing (double occupancy). Roommates will be assigned.

Transportation

Participants or participants’ parents/guardians are responsible for transportation to the Radford University campus on Sunday, July 17, 2021 and back home on Friday, July 22, 2022.

For more information about the program contact the Radford University Artis College of Science and Technology at 540-831-5958 or email rucsat@radford.edu