Programs

USF Pre-College 2016 Summer Programs

The University of South Florida Pre-College summer programs invite high school students from throughout the country and around the world to explore and experience a first taste of college life.

2-1-1 Tampa Bay: Mental Health

2-1-1 is the crisis hotline (mental health and/or substance use) for the Tampa Bay area. In this weeklong program rising juniors and seniors will learn to identify the signs and symptoms of a person who needs help. They will become certified in Mental Health First Aid and participate in field trips to treatment programs and other services such as drug court. This commuter program at USF Tampa runs from July 11-15, 2016.

Biomedical Engineering

This four-day commuter summer program for high school students provides a hands-on opportunity to work with USF's biomedical engineering faculty, explore careers in the dynamic world of biomedical engineering, and learn how biomedical engineers contribute to human health and well being. The commuter program runs from July 11-14, 2016 and the residential program runs July 17-21, 2016.

Make Solar Cells

In this weeklong program rising sophomores, juniors and seniors will learn about electricity, solar energy and the physics of how solar cells convert light into electricity. Hands-on activities will include the fabrication of two leading types of solar cells and a variety of measurements used in solar cell research and manufacturing. This commuter program at USF Tampa runs from June 20-24, 2016. - Registration is Closed -

Cyber Defense Boot Camp

During this weeklong program, computer savvy high school juniors and seniors will engage with the USF Whitehatters Computer Security Club to learn hands-on techniques focused on defending an infrastructure from attackers. This commuter program at USF Tampa runs July 25- 29, 2016.

Film Making: Script to Screen

In this weeklong summer program, high school students are immersed in the world of fine arts education through the creation of a D.I.Y. film-making project. Students will work in teams to generate scripts and storyboard ideas; design and build sets; craft props and costumes; explore cinematography, sound and lighting; and learn how to edit their footage. This residential program at USF Tampa runs from July 24-30, 2016.

STEM Academy: Science and Medicine

This six-day summer program for rising high school juniors and seniors is designed to encourage hands-on inquiry, discovery, creativity and research across several disciplines that impact medicine and the health professions. This is a residential program at USF Tampa runs June 19-24, 2016.

STEM for Scholars

This four-week, summer program for high school students seeks to expand student academic horizons, challenge them to become critical thinkers, prepare them for exciting careers in STEM fields and inspire them to be creative problem-solvers. Through hands-on experiences the participants will learn the art of mathematical and scientific research and discovery. This commuter program at USF Tampa runs July 6-29, 2016.

Write Now: USF’s Young Writers Workshop

In this five-day summer program, rising sophomores, juniors and seniors will develop creative and critical abilities with language in order to become productive writers, insightful thinkers and deep readers. This commuter program at USF Tampa runs June 27-July 1, 2016.