STEMM and Research Resources
Explore various scholarships, mentorships, internships, resources and more available for students (K-12, undergraduates) interested in research and science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine (STEMM).
- Medicine and Public Health Pursuits
- Mentorships and Internships
- Pre-College Programs
- Professional Development and Educational Opportunities
- Underrepresented Youth Programs
Medicine and Public Health
For those interested in biomedical sciences, medicine, and public health.
Short-term Research Experience for Underrepresented Persons (STEP-UP) – the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Summer Research Internship
Builds a biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social science research experience for high school and undergraduate students.
The David J. Sencer Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Museum - Public Health Academy Teen Newsletter
Learn about different public health topics that the CDC studies.
CDC Museum – Public Health Academy Online Summer Course
This immersive web-based course educates high school students about the CDC’s work.
National Library of Medicine – Resources for You
Browse various resources available for researchers and to the public that is interested in biomedical topics.
HOSA - Future Health Professionals
Student-led global organization that provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition for middle school, secondary, post-secondary, and collegiate students enrolled in health and biomedical sciences.
Mentorships and Internships
Programs consisting of mentorships, open forums for discussions, and virtual exchanges.
Georgetown University Hoya Summer High School Sessions
Our Hoya Summer High School Sessions offer the opportunity to explore your academic interests, meet classmates from around the world, and earn college credit—all while experiencing the excitement of college life.
World Scholars Academy - Elite Internship Program for High Schoolers
A select group of students ages 15 -18 will collaborate with a world-leading expert to produce an academic research paper on a current scholarly debate. Guided by their mentor, students will summarize and synthesize the existing literature on their topic, providing novel insight on state-of-the-art practice and future research directions.
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine - Pathway Programs
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine hosts multiple summer experiences helping local teens explore biomedical, medical, and health-related careers. The programs are either internships, leadership academies, or summer programs.
Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering (ATSE) - Industry Mentoring Network in STEM (IMNIS)
IMNIS connects motivated PhD students and postdoctoral fellows in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) with outstanding high-level industry leaders in a one-year mentoring and professional development program.
Physics Forums – Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion
Students, scientists, educators, and hobbyists can find and share science articles, homework help, and academic and career guidance.
World Smarts STEM Challenge (WSSC) – STEM Virtual Exchange
WSSC is a virtual exchange program that supports STEM education for 8th-12th grade students in DC, Maryland, Virginia, and Ghana. Students come together to solve global issues in their communities with STEM solutions.
Ewgis Research Program – Research and Mentor Opportunities
A free virtual research mentorship summer program where high school students explore STEM fields under the guidance of an expert mentor.
STEM Community Alliance Program – STEMCAP Pen Pal Program
Offers one-on-one connections between Youth-In-Custody and community partners, offering YIC peer and mentor support and pathways to community engagement.
Letters to a Pre-Scientist (LPS) – STEM Connections
Connects students to STEM professionals through snail mail to broaden students’ awareness of what STEM professionals look like and do at work and inspire all students to explore a future in STEM.
BIG UK – STEM Communicators Network
Skills sharing network for individuals involved in the communication of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.
ExploringTM- Discover Your Future
Provides mentorship and activities for youth looking to figure out their future.
Journal of Emerging Investigators - JEI
A science journal and mentorship program that published research done by middle and high school scientists.
For students ages 13+, discover your passions before heading to college through these programs:
University of the Pacific Pre-college Summer Program Offering
Engineering Summer Academy at Penn (ESAP)
Calvin University College Access Programs
Oxford Summer Courses
UMass Amherst Summer Pre-College Programs
Georgetown University Pre-College Online Program
Rice University Precollege Program
Wake Forest University Pre-College Programs
University of Rochester Pre-College Online Program for High School Students
William & Mary Pre-College Online Program
Case Western Reserve University Pre-College Program
Brandeis University Precollege Online Program
Professional Development and Educational Opportunities
Variety of options from scholarships to internships, research opportunities, activities that can be done at home or at school, and more.
Genentech - Futurelab and Futurelab+
A STEM education initiative that upports K-12 students in San Francisco and beyond by getting them excited about science and pursuing careers in STEM fields. Has educational programs, materials, college scholarships and more.
Amazon – Future Engineer
Discover a variety of computer science programs, scholarships and internships.
Edge at Hudson Yards - Reach for the Sky
Program filled with resources to help students interested in engineering and architecture.
NASA STEM Engagement - Multiple Engagement Opportunities
Delivers unique opportunities to learn and succeed in STEM for all age groups and educators.
BlogSheWrote - STEM Activities for Teens
A listing of STEM activities for all age groups such as how to use a microscope, how to collect and view microscopic pond organisms, and more.
Society for Science - Research at Home
Resources and stories about completing research outside of a traditional laboratory environment.
USA Science & Engineering Festival - Events and Programs for the Youth
Stimulates and sustains the interest of the nation's youth in STEM by producing and presenting exciting and educational STEM events and programs.
TeenLife - Passionate about teen success
Provides teenagers with various ways to get involved in STEM.
U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) - The Next Generation of Innovators
Provides an array of STEM related programs for all ages: middle school through undergraduates.
U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Scholars Program - Stipend paid summer internships
Hands-on internship opportunities available for undergraduate, graduate, and upper-level high school students.
The National Youth Cyber Education Program (CyberPatriot) - Three STEM intensive programs
The Air Force Association conceived these programs to inspire high school students to pursue careers in STEM.
Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) - Conduct STEM Research
Prepare and support future scientists and engineers.
HMTech - Summer STEM Program
Fun, hands-on science and engineering activities for middle and high school students.
The National Security Agency (NSA) Gifted and Talented STEM Program - High School Seniors
Summer program for students with an aptitude for STEM.
Navigating Nuclear: Energizing Our WorldTM - Nuclear Science Education
Explore the many applications of nuclear science and its impact on the world.
QuarkNet - Fermilab Research Program
Summer research opportunities in science and technology.
Summer High School Intern Program (SHIP) - National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) summer intern program
Volunteer program for high school seniors interested in scientific research.
STEM Rising - U.S. Department of Energy, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Resource Listings
Browse through a listing of STEM activities.
STEM·E - Youth Career Development Program
Multiple activities that introduce and educate K-12 students in STEM·E (Entrepreneurship).
STEAM - Summer School Malta
STEAM provides science communication training through the arts for a range of students such as researchers and journalists, at all stages of their career.
Underrepresented Youth Programs
Initiatives specifically for individuals living in underrepresented communities.
University of Maryland Baltimore CURE Scholars Program - Empowering students in Baltimore's underserved and vulnerable communities
The UMB CURE Scholars Program is a groundbreaking year-round program that seeks to empower middle school and high school students in West Baltimore for competitive and rewarding research, health care, and STEM-related career opportunities.
American Cancer Society's (ACS) Diversity in Cancer Research (DICR) Program - Increasing diversity in the cancer workforce
The DICR program’s first initiative is an internship program that targets URM undergraduate students to expose them to cancer research as a strategy to ultimately increase the number of URM people who enter the cancer research field.
Mid-Atlantic Neuroscience Diversity SCholars (MiNDS) program - Building Neuroscience Diversity through Immersive Research & Community Building
The MiNDS program, administered through Temple University in partnership with Drexel University, Lincoln University, University of Maryland College Park, and University of Maryland School of Medicine, aims to bolster the number of underrepresented minority (URM) undergraduate students within the neuroscience academic pipeline and build a foundation for URM students to succeed in graduate school and beyond.
Science Careers in Search of Women Conference - Argonne Education & Women in Science and Technology Conference
Explore the world of STEM research and interact with world-class women scientists and engineers.
The American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) - Pre-College Programs
AISES supports early childhood through high school education and students in STEM by offering many opportunities such as mentorships, scholarships, science fairs, internships, and more. They prepare them for their college careers and beyond.
MUREP Aerospace Academy (MAA) - Inspiring Underrepresented K-12 Youth
Increases participation of historically underserved and underrepresented youth in STEM.
Garrett A. Morgan Technology and Transportation Education Program - Prepare today's youth in STEM
Builds a bridge between America's youth, particularly women and minorities, and the transportation community.
The Clubhouse Network - Technology and the Youth
Provides a creative learning environment where young people from underserved communities work with adult mentors to explore their own ideas, develop new skills, and build confidence in themselves through the use of technology.
BioBus - for the Next Generation of Scientists
Helps students, K12 - college, from underrepresented communities discover, explore, and pursue science in creative ways.
Joseph James Morelli Legacy Foundation - Scholarship and Mentorship for Young Adults with Dyslexia Pursuing STEM
Supports high school and college students with dyslexia who wish to pursue a degree in STEM through scholarships, mentoring, and funding.
Meet a Vision Scientist: Daisy Y. Shu, PhD
"I'm an instructor at Schepens Eye Research Institute of Mass Eye and Ear in the Dept. of Ophthalmology at Harvard Medical School. I was born and raised in Sydney, Australia and have been living in Boston, Mass., USA for almost five years. I have always been fascinated by the eye and visual system. I completed my optometry and vision science degree at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in 2012. After working as a clinical optometrist for two years, I decided to pursue a PhD at the University of Sydney under the mentorship of Prof. Frank Lovicu. I then moved to Boston for my postdoc in the Saint-Geniez Lab at Schepens, exploring the role of mitochondria and metabolism in retinal eye diseases."