2024 Program Dates: July 14 – 20, 2024
Applications for 2024 CURIE Academy will open on January 2.
**Please note that CURIE Academy can only accept applications from those who are currently residing and attending high school in the United States or a U.S. territory. You do not have to be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to apply.**
CURIE Academy is a one-week residential program geared toward rising high school juniors and seniors interested in advancing women in STEM fields and learning about engineering in the context of an authentic college experience. It is designed to develop literacy around engineering as a major course of study, showcase career and graduate school pathways in engineering, and demystify the college admissions process.
CURIE Scholars spend a week on the Cornell campus, living in dormitories, and networking with current Cornell Engineering students, faculty, and fellow participants from across the country. Participants attend daily classes in one area of study led by a Cornell Engineering faculty member. They work cooperatively under the supervision of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students to execute and present a research project. Scholars also participate in nine field sessions across our engineering majors, as well as a field session focused on the admissions process.
CURIE Academy is focused on the support and empowerment of traditionally excluded populations in STEM, including (but not limited to) the areas of gender, race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, and ability. CURIE provides a safe environment to build a community of peers and mentors who empower one another to be confident in their exploration of STEM.
Discover more about CURIE Academy, and consider spending part of your summer with us!
- CURIE Academy Overview: eligibility, tuition, and scholarship information
- Schedule: sample Academy schedule
- Application Requirements: includes links to the online application
- Application Preview
- FAQs: regarding the application process and the Academy or travel
- Research project: learn more about the lead faculty and this summer’s project (coming soon!)
- Tuition & Scholarship Information
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