CURIE participants sit atop Cornell sign

CURIE Academy

Program Dates: July 16 – 22, 2023


The application window for the 2023 program is now closed.


**Please note that CURIE Academy can only accept applications from those who are currently residing and attending high school in the 50 United States.  You do not have to be a US citizen or permanent resident to apply.  We encourage international applicants to check back for the 2024 program.**

CURIE Academy is a one-week residential program for high school girls, specifically rising juniors and seniors, who desire to learn about engineering in the context of an authentic college experience.

CURIE Academy seeks to develop literacy surrounding engineering as a major course of study in college, showcase career and graduate school pathways in engineering, and demystify the admissions process. CURIE Academy recognizes that not all students have equitable access to STEM educational opportunities and resources.  Therefore, we strongly encourage girls whose backgrounds and lived experiences are traditionally underrepresented in STEM fields, or who may not have access to robust, STEM-related curricular resources, to apply for CURIE Academy.

CURIE Scholars spend a week on the Cornell campus, living in dormitories, and networking with current Cornell Engineering students, faculty, and a diverse group of participants from across the country.  Participants attend daily classes in one area of study led by a Cornell Engineering faculty member, and work cooperatively under the supervision of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students to execute and present a research project.  Additionally, students participate in nine (9) field sessions across our engineering majors, as well as a field session focused on the admissions process.  Discover more about CURIE Academy, and consider spending part of your summer with us!

**You MUST BE RESIDING in the United States to be considered for CURIE Academy, but you do not have to be a US citizen or permanent resident.**

COVID-19 Update

The 2023 program will be held in-person.

CURIE Supporters

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

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