Science, Technology and Mathetmatics Education Gets a Boost From Summer Camp

Have you heard about a unique summer science camps for kids? Do you want your kids to outperform in Science and Technology? Here is a piece of information, which will propel your kids to new heights.

Northeastern University conducts STEM program by integrating Science, Technology, Education and Mathematics. The mission of STEM is to enable youth to develop and achieve their full potential through support of social, recreational programs.

STEM offers various programs at different levels and BHSSC is one of them. The ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (BHSSC) is a free, academic program funded by The Harris Foundation, that takes an active role in shaping education in students entering grade 6,7, or 8 in the fall of 2008.

The camp identifies 48 students from the greater Boston area / primarily Boston itself. It tests the application level inmath / science grades / teacher recommendation / essay. Students can participate for one summer only and are supported through follow-up sessions and complimentary program such as the algebra plus camp at math power.

A 2 week residential program accommodate only 48 students in one batch. It involves field excursions; interaction with engineers, scientist, researchers, and other professionals; developing new projects; hands-on experience in relevant fields; on-campus residential experiences. This summer, STEM plans to conduct 20 such camps across US.

The camp is staffed by high quality faculty / administrators and students from the College of Arts and Science and the College of Engineering at Northeastern University, providing STEM students an opportunity to be engaged in educational outreach efforts.

This camp program was originally developed as a collaborative effort of the Harris Foundation, the Houston Independent School District, the University of Houston (UH) and the Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU), designed to support historically underserved and underrepresented students with limited opportunities.

Clare Duggan, Associate Director – STEM program, feels that STEM is critical to society’s infrastructure for the 21st century and preserving that future requires an investment, such as the BHSSC, in our youth today.

To know more about STEM programs, visit

Claire Duggan
Associate Director
Center for STEM Education

Claire Duggan – A biography

Claire Duggan, Associate Director, Center for STEM EducationNortheastern University; co-director, Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp Richard Harris, Co-director, Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp

Claire directs a number of teacher and student programs, including the Exxon Mobil / Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp.

Northeastern University, founded in 1898, is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in interdisciplinary research, urban engagement, and the integration of classroom learning with real-world experience. The university’s distinctive cooperative education program, where students alternate semesters of full-time study with semesters of paid work in fields relevant to their professional interests and major, is one of the largest and most innovative in the world. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in six undergraduate colleges, eight graduate schools, and two part-time divisions.

Northeastern University’s Center for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education has a mission to work with students and teachers in the Boston area. The Center for STEM education is directed by Christos Zahopolous.

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