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Applications will open for Unite 2021 in February 2021. At that time, contact the site director at the university of your choice listed below to apply to the 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).

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 2019Unite 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.

2021 Unite sites

ALABAMA
Alabama State University (ASU) – Montgomery, AL
Site Director: Dr. Carl Pettis (cpettis@alasu.edu)
Program dates: 5/31/21 - 6/25/21 (virtual program)
Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students, with enrollment preference given to rising 10th and 11th grade students in the Montgomery (AL) tri-county area.

ARKANSAS
University of Arkansas (UA) – Fayetteville, AR
Site Director: Dr. Justin Zhan (jzhan@uark.edu)
Program dates: 5/31/21 - 7/9/21 (virtual program)
Applications accepted only from rising 9th grade students enrolled in Washington County (AR) Public Schools.

CALIFORNIA
Humboldt State University (HSU) – Arcata, CA
Site Director: Mr. David Marshall (david.marshall@humboldt.edu)
Program dates: 6/28/21 - 7/23/21 (virtual program)
Applications accepted from rising 10th thru rising 12th grade students. The target population for this program is Native American students, however, all are encouraged to apply. 

COLORADO
University of Colorado (UCCS) – Colorado Springs, CO
Site Director: Ms. Vicki Taylor (vtaylor5@uccs.edu)
Program dates: 6/7/21 - 7/1/21 (hybrid program)
Applications accepted from rising 10th through rising 12th grade students enrolled in schools in the Colorado Springs area.

FLORIDA
Florida State University (FSU) – Tallahassee, FL
Site Director: Dr. Faye Jones (faye.jones@cci.fsu.edu)
Program dates: 6/21/21 - 7/29/21 (virtual program)
Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students enrolled in Leon and Gadsden county (FL) schools. 

Miami Dade College (MDCH) – Homestead , FL
Site Director: Ms. Jasmine Johnson (jjohnso9@mdc.edu)
Program dates: 6/21/21 - 7/30/21 (virtual program)
Applications accepted from rising 10th through rising 12th grade students enrolled in the Miami Dade College, Homestead Upward Bound program.

GEORGIA
Savannah State University (SSU) – Savannah, GA
Site Director: Dr. Asad Yousuf (yousufa@savannahstate.edu)
Program dates: 6/7/21 - 7/12/21 (virtual program)
Applications accepted from rising 10th through rising 11th grade students enrolled in the Savannah State University Upward Bound program.

KANSAS
University of Kansas (KU) – Lawrence, KS
Site Director: Ms. Marilynn Chavez (marilynnchavez@ku.edu)
Program Dates: 6/6/21 - 7/16/21 (virtual program)
Applications accepted only from students enrolled in the KU Upward Bound program, or the KU Upward Bound Math Science-LT program.

MARYLAND
Morgan State University (MSU) – Baltimore, MD
Site Director: Ms. Emily Caballero (msusaams@morgan.edu)
Program dates: 6/21/21 - 7/30/21 (virtual program)
Applications accepted from rising 12th grade students nationwide. 

MISSOURI
Harris-Stowe State University (HSSU) – St. Louis, MO
Site Director: Dr. Benjale Bailey (baileyb@hssu.edu)
Program dates: 6/13/21 - 7/8/21 (virtual program)
Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students enrolled in the HSSU Educational Talent Search program.

MISSISSIPPI
Jackson State University (JSU) – Jackson, MS
Site Director: Dr. Francis Tuluri (francis.tuluri@jsums.edu)
Program dates: 6/1/21 - 6/29/21 (virtual program)
Applications accepted only from rising 9th grade students enrolled in the Jackson (MS) Public Schools District and surrounding districts.

MONTANA
Montana Tech (MT) – Butte, Montana
Site Director: Theresa Rader (trader@mtech.edu)
Program dates: 6/20/21 - 7/30/21
Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students enrolled in Anaconda, Butte, Helena, and Capital high schools in Montana.

NEW JERSEY
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) – Newark, NJ 
Site Director: Ms. Suzanne Berliner-Heyman (berlines@njit.edu)
Program dates: 7/6/21 - 7/30/21 (in-person program)
Applications
accepted from rising 11th grade girls living within commuting distance of NJIT.

NEW MEXICO
University of New Mexico (UNM) – Albuquerque, NM
Site Director: Ms. Elsa Castillo (elsac@unm.edu)
Program dates: 7/7/21 - 7/25/21 and 7/12/21 - 7/30/21 (virtual program)
Applications accepted from rising 10th and rising 11th grade students living in New Mexico. 

NORTH CAROLINA
Fayetteville State University (FSU) – Fayetteville, NC
Site Director: Ms. Kendra Simon (kasimon01@uncfsu.edu)
Program dates: 6/7/21 - 7/2/21 (virtual program)
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 
Site Director: Dr. Robert Cobb, Jr. (rcobbjr@ncat.edu)
Program dates: 7/5/21 - 8/5/21 (virtual program)
Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students enrolled in the NCAT Educational Talent Search program. 

OHIO
Ohio State University (OSU) – Wooster, OH
Site Director: Mr. Jacob Gillam (gillam.25@osu.edu)
Program dates: 6/14/21 - 7/16/21 (virtual program)
Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students participating in the OSU-ATI Upward Bound program.

PENNSYLVANIA
Pennsylvania State University (PSU) – Centre County, PA
Site Director: Mr. Tracy Peterson (tracy-peterson@psu.edu)
Program Dates: 6/12/21 - 7/22/21 (virtual program)
Applications accepted only from rising 10th grade students enrolled in the Upward Bound program (from Mifflin County HS, Mount Union Area HS, Newport HS, and Steelton-Highspire HS) at PSU.

University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) – Philadelphia, PA
Site Director: Mr. Dan Uueda (danueda@seas.upenn.edu)
Program dates: 7/6/21 - 7/30/21 (virtual program)
Applications accepted from rising 9th and rising 10th grade students enrolled in Philadelphia (PA) Public Schools.

PUERTO RICO
University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus (UPR) – San Juan, PR
Site Director: Dr. Peter Feng (peter.feng@upr.edu)
Program dates: 6/21/21 - 7/16/21 (virtual program)
Applications will be accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students who attend Puerto Rico schools.

TEXAS
Texas Southern University (TSU) – Houston, TX
Site Director: Ms. Marcia Robin-Stoute (robinms@tsu.edu)
Program dates: 6/21/21 - 7/15/21 (virtual program)
Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students living in the Houston (TX) metropolitan area.

VIRGINIA
Virginia State University (VSU) – Petersburg, VA
Site Director: Dr. Shandra Claiborne (sclaiborne@vsu.edu)
Program dates: 6/20/21 - 7/21/21 (virtual program)
Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students who attend Petersburg, Ettrick, and Colonial Heights (VA) area schools.

Virginia Tech (VT) – Blacksburg, VA
Site Director: Ms. Fran Clark (fclark@vt.edu
Program dates: 6/14/21 - 7/23/21 (virtual program)
Applications accepted only from high school students enrolled in the VT Upward Bound program.

WEST VIRGINIA
Marshall University – Huntington, WV
Site Director: Dr. Shelvy Campbell-Monroe (campbels@marshall.edu)
Program dates: 5/30/21 - 6/30/21 (virtual program)
Applications accepted from rising 9th through rising 12th grade students from West Virginia, Kentucky, and Ohio.

West Virginia State University (WVSU) – Institute, WV 
Site Director: Dr. Micheal Fultz (mfultz@wvstateu.edu)
Program dates: 6/7/21 - 7/2/21 and 7/5/21 - 7/30/21 (in-person program)
Applications accepted only from high school students who live within commuting distance of WVSU.

Press Releases:

Unite in the Spotlight:

AEOP Blogs on Unite:

AEOP Unite Alumni Profiles: