Male participant adjusts his LEGO Mindstorm robot


Program Dates: July 17 – 23, 2022

The deadline to apply was March 15. We are no longer accepting applications for the 2022 program.

CATALYST Academy is a one-week program for rising high school juniors and seniors from underrepresented backgrounds who desire to learn about engineering and careers within an interactive milieu. This summer connect with Cornell University and find out for yourself at the CATALYST Academy! Find out more about the program!

COVID-19 Update

Recent programs were held online. We hope to hold the 2022 program in-person. All decisions will be in compliance with Cornell University guidelines to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Find out more here: Cornell COVID-19 response website.

CATALYST Supporters

We thank the following Cornell Alumni donors for their generous support of the CATALYST Academy.

Han-Yang Lo ’98
Elaine Tam ’98
Harvey Willensky ’71 and Margie Willensky
Robert L. Ryan ’68