CURIE participants sit atop Cornell sign

CURIE Academy

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 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