Summer SessionUniversity of Cincinnati

Summer Session

Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, and Medicine (STEMM) Programs

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High School Students

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Men in Engineering and Applied Science Summer Camp

This one week day camp will allow you to develop your creativity as well as provide you with the opportunity to meet and speak with working engineers.

Women in Engineering and Applied Science Summer Camp

This one week day camp will allow you to develop your creativity as well as provide you with the opportunity to meet and speak with working engineers.

Summer Camp in Computer Science

The Department of Electrical Engineering and Computing Systems will host a Summer Camp for High School students during the summer. Most of the activities will be in the setting of a computer laboratory.

College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services

Design Based Information Technologies Learning Experiences (DITLE)

Design Based Information Technologies Learning Experiences (DITLE) is a strategic educational initiative by the University of Cincinnati (UC) to prepare Cincinnati high school students for post-­‐secondary education and careers in Information Technology. The program is funded by the National Science Foundation and is implemented by a collaborative effort between UC’s School of Information Technology, UC’s School of Education, and partner high schools and organizations in the Cincinnati area.

The DITLE Summer program is a 3 week intensive summer IT day camp designed to give students a solid foundation in computer fundamentals, computer application development, database and networking concepts. The program is a hands on, project based, team oriented learning experience at the University of Cincinnati campus using UC state of the art equipment and instructors.

This program is offered at no charge to students. All materials and equipment will be provided. Transportation from the participating high school to the University of Cincinnati and back from the University of Cincinnati to the high school will be provided each day. Lunch will be provided each day.

McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

Summer at the UC Center for Field Studies (Ages 18+)

  • Field Geology of Cincinnati:
    Students will explore and discover first-hand through field trips and field-based exercises our landscape and geologic history, as well as our local geologic hazards of landslides, hillslope mass movement, and flooding. The region’s limestone and shale bedrock and its world-renowned fossils will be examined, collected, and described; evidence of the tri-state region’s glacial history will be explored; and modern stream processes will be surveyed and sediments analyzed. The goal of this field-based course is to understand how our landscape formed/ its inherent hazards, and the geologic foundation upon which it is built. Dr. Craig Dietsch is the instructor.
  • Wildflowers in Ohio :
    For the non-biology major, this course provides an introduction to the diversity of the families of flowering plants, with an emphasis on plants growing wild in the Ohio/Indiana area. Students will learn the plant anatomy and terminology involved in the acquisition of plant identification skills and will learn about the ecology of plants encountered on field trips. The course will be based at the UC Center for Field Studies at Miami Whitewater Forest during May (a great time for spring wildflowers!). Other locations such as Shawnee Lookout, Fernald Preserve, and the Oxbow Area will also be visited. Dr. Denis Conover is the instructor.
  • Surviving Climate Change :
    The course will be conducted at Big Bone Lick State Park and the University Cincinnati Center for Field Studies. The purpose of the course is to provide a hands-on, learn-by-doing, instruction of archaeological field methods including site survey (transit and GPS), drill core analysis, geophysics, and excavation. Scientifically, the objective of this study is to collect data that can be used to answer questions about past human adaptation to climate change. Dr. Kenneth Tankersley is the instructor.

 

Undergraduate Students

Research Programs:

Cincinnati Children's SURF Program (SURF-CCHMC)
The Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) Program at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center offers undergraduates the chance to explore clinical and basic science research in laboratories in the Department of Pediatrics, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics SURF Program (SURF-ASPET)
Full-Time 10-week Undergraduate Summer Research Training Program in Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, and the Genome Research Institute.

Research & Graduate Education SURF Program (SURF-GE)
Research fellowships are awarded to 150 undergrads each summer, who come to Cincinnati from colleges and universities across the US, to participate in research projects in our laboratories, and to learn how to prepare for a career in research.

Summer Undergraduate Fellowship in Neuroscience (SURF-N)

Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF-MSTP)

Summer Undergraduate Research Training Program in Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Seeking undergraduate students, especially women and underrepresented minorities, who wish a quality laboratory research experience in preparation for pursuing an advanced graduate degree and a future career as one of the next generation biomedical science leaders.

 

McMicken College of Arts & Sciences

Summer at the UC Center for Field Studies (Ages 18+)

  • Field Geology of Cincinnati :
    Students will explore and discover first-hand through field trips and field-based exercises our landscape and geologic history, as well as our local geologic hazards of landslides, hillslope mass movement, and flooding. The region’s limestone and shale bedrock and its world-renowned fossils will be examined, collected, and described; evidence of the tri-state region’s glacial history will be explored; and modern stream processes will be surveyed and sediments analyzed. The goal of this field-based course is to understand how our landscape formed/ its inherent hazards, and the geologic foundation upon which it is built. Dr. Craig Dietsch is the instructor.
  • Wildflowers in Ohio :
    For the non-biology major, this course provides an introduction to the diversity of the families of flowering plants, with an emphasis on plants growing wild in the Ohio/Indiana area. Students will learn the plant anatomy and terminology involved in the acquisition of plant identification skills and will learn about the ecology of plants encountered on field trips. The course will be based at the UC Center for Field Studies at Miami Whitewater Forest during May (a great time for spring wildflowers!). Other locations such as Shawnee Lookout, Fernald Preserve, and the Oxbow Area will also be visited. Dr. Denis Conover is the instructor.
  • Surviving Climate Change :
    The course will be conducted at Big Bone Lick State Park and the University Cincinnati Center for Field Studies. The purpose of the course is to provide a hands-on, learn-by-doing, instruction of archaeological field methods including site survey (transit and GPS), drill core analysis, geophysics, and excavation. Scientifically, the objective of this study is to collect data that can be used to answer questions about past human adaptation to climate change. Dr. Kenneth Tankersley is the instructor.

 

Elementary / Middle School Students

College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Emerging Ethnic Engineers Family Science Academy Program

The Emerging Ethnic Engineers Family Science Academy Program is designed to expose students and parents to the fundamental concepts of science, technology, engineering, and math through hands-on activities and experiences. The program is project based and requires group collaboration, so it is important that parents and students are able to attend all program dates.

College of Nursing

HealthPath Summer Camp

HealthPath Summer Camp is a comprehensive, interactive, and educational two-day camp designed for middle school students. Students will be given the opportunity to experience what it is like to be a health professions college student, where they will participate in college-level courses, simulated patient cases, and interprofessional teamwork. Students will also learn about unfamiliar careers in primary care, as well have the chance to meet with primary care providers and current health profession students at the University of Cincinnati. Additionally, camp participants will receive information on college readiness, and guidance on what courses to take in high school, standardized test prep, and financial aid. Through our HealthPath Summer Camp, students will be given the opportunity to experience firsthand what it’s like to be a health professions college student, while interacting in a fun, hands-on environment.