Join Us For 2022


Session 1: June 20 – June 24

Forensic Science, Environmental Science, and Pre-Health Science: Human Genetics

Session 2: June 27 – July 1

Forensic Science, Astronomy and Space, and Biological Machines

Session 3: July 11 – July 15

Pre-Health Science: Plagues and Pandemics, Marine Science, and Engineering Lab


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Join Us For 2022


Session 1: June 20 – June 24

Forensic Science, Environmental Science, and Pre-Health Science: Human Genetics

Session 2: June 27 – July 1

Forensic Science, Astronomy and Space, and Biological Machines

Session 3: July 11 – July 15

Pre-Health Science: Plagues and Pandemics, Marine Science, and Engineering Lab


View Courses Register Now

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A Brief Look at the SSA

The SSA lasts five full days. Each day starts at 9 am and ends about 4:30 pm. Students participate in discussions, laboratories and field trips. The courses involve college-level science material.

Students may attend as either commuters or residents. Residential students stay in a McDaniel College dormitory, with a Resident Assistants. There will be evening activities scheduled for the residential students, which include speakers, movies, games, and swimming at McDaniel’s indoor pool. SSA counselors and faculty will be present at all evening events. Commuter students are more than welcome to attend any evening activity.

Eligibility

All students in 9th - 12th grade are welcome. Students are eligible for the scholarship after successfully completing at least one week at the Summer Science Academy (SSA). Students who have already been accepted to McDaniel College as an undergraduate are welcome to attend the SSA, but are not eligible for the scholarship. See more details about the scholarship.

The SSA Experience

Each SSA course is a great opportunity for high school students who are truly interested in science. The week-long experience includes:

  • Eligibility for the $40,000 scholarship! (See more details about the scholarship.)
  • Earning one college-level credit-hour, which can be used if the student enrolls at McDaniel as an undergraduate or to whatever college a student decides to attend
  • Instruction by a McDaniel professor
  • Gaining a strong and realistic perspective about what a college-level science experience is like and what college life is really about

Types of Enrollment

Residential Students: $975* Resident fees cover instruction, laboratory supplies, lodging (5 nights, Sunday - Thursday) and meals (Monday morning – Friday lunch). Resident assistants will be living in the dormitory with the students to help them adjust to a college setting.

Commuter Students: $595* Commuter fees cover instruction, laboratory supplies, and lunch (5 days).

*There is an additional $50 boat trip fee for the Marine Science course.
*There is an additional $40 fee for a personal protective equipment (a laboratory coat and goggles) for students for the following courses: Forensic Science, Genetics, Biological Machines, and Plagues and Pandemics. The laboratory coats and googles will be cleaned and returned to the students at the end of the course, so they can use them again when the enroll in college science courses.

Registration

Students will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Enrollment is limited and can only be secured by registering and paying online as soon as possible. Early registration is encouraged. A letter via email confirms acceptance into the SSA. An enrollment letter containing more detailed information will be sent three weeks prior to SSA.

Proof of Covid Vaccination: To help ensure the health and safety of all the students, faculty, and staff, all students attending the SSA will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by uploading images of their vaccination card as part of the registration process. Students with proper documentation may apply for an exemption as part of the registration process.

Cancellation Policy

A $50 charge will be assessed for all cancellations. All cancellations must be verified at least 2 weeks before the SSA session begins to receive the refund. There will be no refunds within 2 weeks of the SSA session.

ELIGIBLE STUDENTS

Get a $40,000 McDaniel Scholarship!


Students who successfully complete at least one session of the Summer Science Academy and who have not already been admitted to McDaniel College will receive a guaranteed minimum $40,000 scholarship to attend McDaniel College as an undergraduate.

Scholarship Details