Crimson Summer Academy STEM Project
RGSM has worked collaboratively with the Crimson Summer Academy and the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning to introduce high school students to scientists of color. The project has taught students how to interview scholars using video as the medium. Students are able to make connections and ask questions of faculty so that they may learn about areas of STEM that were previously unknown to them. See the video from this project here:
The Crimson Summer Academy is a 3 year summer program for 30 students from public high schools in Boston, Cambridge and Somerville. During their time in the Academy they engage in a stimulating mix of classes, projects, field trips and cultural activities as they prepare for success in college and beyond. Through small group instruction, sustained support, and close mentoring relationships with college undergraduates, the Academy encourages deserving high school students to expand their vision of what’s possible as they prepare to become viable candidates for admission to challenging four-year colleges and universities.
The students chosen for the program are often the first in their family to attend college and all are committed to succeeding in college. Here is a link to the program’s website FYI: http://www.crimsonsummer.harvard.edu/contactus.html