CURIE Academy

The CURIE Academy is a one-week summer residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science, enjoy solving problems, and want to learn more about careers in engineering. Cornell University's world-renowned faculty and graduate students lead academy participants in classes, lab sessions, and project research. Participants work in teams to solve problems that mirror real-life situations. In addition, social events, panel discussions, and other out-of-classroom activities provide participants with opportunities to network informally with each other and Cornell faculty, staff, and students. Current sophomore or junior girls with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 are eligible to apply to the program. The CURIE Academy seeks to advance diversity in engineering and especially encourages the application of members of groups severely underrepresented (African American, Latina, or Native American) in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.

Program Contact Info
First Name: 
Jami
Last Name: 
Joyner
Title: 
Associate Director
Location: 
Diversity Programs in Engineering
Ithaca, NY 14853
United States
Fax: 607-255-2834
Program Details
Year Established: 
1995
Affiliation: 
None
Program Focus: 
General Science
Program Focus: 
Technology
Program Focus: 
Engineering
Program Focus: 
Math
Girls served annually: 
34
Boys served annually: 
0
Organization Info
Organization Contact Info
Title: 
Director
Location: 
Diversity Programs in Engineering
United States
Fax: 5122321885
Slug: 
curie-academy-2
Available Resources/Activities
workshops/classes/training
research
mentoring
girls interested in STEM
computer access
Populations Served
high school
diversity focus
Needed Resources/Activities
girls interested in STEM
funding/sponsorship