Columbia Engineering Summer STEM Program

columbiaThe Columbia Engineering Summer High School Academic Program for Engineers (SHAPE) has launched. This is an exciting new program for high school students to take STEM courses on Columbia’s campus in two separate three-week sessions over the summer.

SHAPE is a rigorous, selective program for rising sophomores, juniors and seniors who have demonstrated achievement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects. Students must live within commuting distance to Columbia’s Morningside Heights campus. SHAPE students will take courses with Columbia Engineering faculty in robotics or computer science, while also developing research skills, exploring engineering labs and the MakerSpace, and also take part in weekly college preparation workshops and field trips around New York City.

The priority application deadline is Tuesday, February 28, 2017, and the regular application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017. Need-based scholarships are available; students applying for scholarships must submit their application by the priority deadline. Interested students can review the SHAPE website for further details; questions can be directed to

This program is in addition to our long-standing Summer Programs for High School Students, offered through our School of Professional Studies, in which high school students can take courses from over a dozen departments at Columbia College in the fine arts, humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. Please note that students who have attended a program on the Columbia campus are not given preference in our admissions process.

We encourage you to share this information within your community. As always, thank you for all you do in helping students reach their educational goals.

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