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The 2022-2023 Unite sites are below. Unite is a four-to-six week, pre-collegiate, academic summer program for talented high school students from groups historically underserved in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).
Please contact the site director at the university of your choice for the application process and the eligibility requirements. 

Funded by the Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) and administered by the Technology Student Association (TSA), Unite is designed to encourage and help prepare students to pursue college-level studies, and ultimately, STEM Careers in fields such as engineering. See the 2018 and 2019 Unite albums. Scroll to the bottom of this webpage to view other press releases; Unite in the Spotlight; AEOP Blogs on Unite; and AEOP Unite Alumni Profiles.

2022 - 2023 Unite Sites

COLORADO

SiteDirectorProgram Dates
University of Colorado (UCCS) 
Colorado Springs, CO
Ms. Vicki Taylor 

6/6/22 - 7/1/22   
In-Person
The Unite program is offered to rising 10th through 12th grade students that are part of the UCCS Pre-Collegiate program. Please reach out if you have any questions to Vicki Taylor vtaylor5@uccs.edu    

 

FLORIDA

SiteDirectorProgram Dates
Florida State University (FSU)
Tallahassee, FL
Ebe Randeree 
Dr. Faye Jones 
5/31/22 - 6/30/22 
Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students enrolled in Leon and surrounding counties. 
Miami Dade College (MDCH)
Homestead, FL
Ms. Jasmine Johnson 
6/20/22 - 7/29/22 
Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students enrolled in the Miami Dade College, Homestead Upward Bound program.

 

GEORGIA

SiteDirectorProgram Dates
Savannah State University (SSU) 
Savannah, GA
Dr. Asad Yousuf 
6/6/22 - 7/18/22 
Applications accepted from rising 10th through rising 11th grade students enrolled in the Savannah State University Upward Bound program.   

 

INDIANA

SiteDirectorProgram Dates
University of Indianapolis (UIndy) 
Indianapolis, IN
Dr. Paul Talaga 
6/6/22 – 7/1/22   
In-Person
Applications accepted from rising 10th and 11th grade students from Marion, Hendricks, Morgan, Johnson, Shelby, Hancock, Boone, Hamilton, and Madison counties in Indiana.

 

KANSAS

SiteDirectorProgram Dates
University of Kansas (KU) 
Lawrence, KS
Ms. Marilynn Chavez 6/6/22 - 7/15/22 Applications accepted only from students enrolled in the KU Upward Bound program, or the KU Upward Bound Math Science-LT program.

 

MARYLAND

SiteDirectorProgram Dates
Morgan State University (MSU) 
Baltimore, MD
Dr. Candice Marshall 
6/20/22 - 7/29/22 
(Hybrid – virtual for 5 weeks, last week on campus)
Applications will be accepted from rising juniors and seniors anywhere!

 

MASSACHUSETTS

SiteDirectorProgram Dates
Massachusetts Institute of Tech (MIT) 
Cambridge, MS
Douglas X. Shattuck 
6/28/22 – 7/28/22   
In-Person
Applications will be accepted from rising 9th through 12th grade students from eastern Middlesex and southern Essex counties including but not limited to the cities of Cambridge, Malden, Everett, Chelsea, Medford, Lynn, Saugus, Wakefield, Somerville, Woburn, and Stoneham Massachusetts.

 

MISSOURI

SiteDirectorProgram Dates
Washington University, St. Louis School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Dr. Tracey Hermanstyne
Ms. Lauren Johnson 
6/1/22 – 6/28/22
Applications accepted from 9th through rising 12th grade students enrolled in St. Louis Metropolitan area high schools in Missouri.  

 

MISSISSIPPI

SiteDirectorProgram Dates
Jackson State University (JSU) 
Jackson, MS
Dr. Francis Tuluri 
6/1/22 - 6/29/22 Applications accepted only from rising 9th-grade level (going from 8th grade to 9th grade) students enrolled in middle schools centered around Jackson State University (preferably over a radius of about 30 miles). 

 

MONTANA

SiteDirectorProgram Dates
Montana Tech (MT)  
Butte, MT
Amy Verlanic 
6/19/22 - 7/29/22 Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students enrolled in Anaconda, Butte, Helena, and Capital high schools in Montana.

 

NEW JERSEY

SiteDirectorProgram Dates
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) 
Newark, NJ
Ms. Suzanne Berliner-Heyman 
7/5/22 - 7/29/22 Applications accepted from rising 10th grade girls living within commuting distance of NJIT.

 

NEW MEXICO

SiteDirectorProgram Dates
University of New Mexico (UNM)
Albuquerque, NM
Ms. Elsa Castillo 
Ms. Anyssa Choy
6/6/22 – 7/1/22   
In-person
Applications accepted from rising 9th, 10th and 11th grade students living in New Mexico. 
Students are required to submit applications to BOTH (1. Unite and 2. The internal University application) to be able to compete for a position in the program. Any questions about our Summer Program or to inquire about our internal application, must be sent to: ess@unm.edu OR (505) 280-1833. Elsa Maria Castillo, Director or Anyssa Choy, Coordinator. Subject line for emails: UNITE@UNM

 

NORTH CAROLINA

SiteDirectorProgram Dates
Fayetteville State University (FSU)
Fayetteville, NC
Ms. Kendra Simon 
6/6/22 - 7/1/22 Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students enrolled in the FSU TRIO Talent Search program.
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University (NCAT)
Greensboro, NC 
Dr. Robert Cobb, Jr.  6/20/22 - 7/21/22 Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students enrolled in the NCAT Educational Talent Search program. 

 

OKLAHOMA

SiteDirectorProgram Dates
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK
Dr. Libby Adjei 
6/5/22 – 7/8/22Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students enrolled in Cleveland HS, Pawnee HS, Pawhuska HS, Perkins-Tryon HS, and Woodland HS in Oklahoma. 

 

PENNSYLVANIA

SiteDirectorProgram Dates
University of Pennsylvania (UPenn)
Philadelphia, PA
Mr. Ocek Eke 
7/11/22 - 8/5/22 Applications accepted from rising 9th and rising 10th grade students enrolled in Philadelphia (PA) Public Schools.

 

PUERTO RICO

SiteDirectorProgram Dates
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus (UPR)
San Juan, PR
Dr. Jose Nieves 
Peter Feng
6/6/22 - 7/1/22   
Virtual
Applications will be accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students who attend Puerto Rico schools.  

 

TEXAS

SiteDirectorProgram Dates
University of the Incarnate Word (UIW)
San Antonio, TX
Stephanie Weiss-Lopez 6/6/22-7/1/22
In-person
Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 10th grade students enrolled in San Antonio, TX, and Bexar County
The University of Texas Permian Basin (UTPB)
Odessa, Texas
George Nnanna, Ph.D. 6/20/22 – 7/15/22
In-person
Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students enrolled in Permian High School, Odessa High School, Midland High School, Early College High School, UTPB STEM Academy, and New Tech high schools in Odessa and Midland Texas.

 

VIRGINIA

SiteDirectorProgram Dates
Virginia State University (VSU)
Petersburg, VA
Dr. Michael Rainey 6/20/22 - 7/19/22   
In-person
 Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students who attend Tri-Cities area schools. 
Virginia Tech (VT)
Blacksburg, VA
Ms. Frances Clark 6/11/22 - 7/1/22 and 7/10/22 – 7/29/22
In-person
Applications accepted only from high school students enrolled in the VT Upward Bound program. For more information and to apply: https://trioprograms.vt.edu/

 

WEST VIRGINIA

SiteDirectorProgram Dates
Marshall University
Huntington, WV
Dr. Shelvy Campbell 

6/5/22 - 7/1/22
On-site Residential
Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students from surrounding states or other states if willing to travel. 

 

Unite in the Spotlight:

AEOP Blogs on Unite:

AEOP Unite Alumni Profiles:

Questions? Please contact Mimi Leonard.