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Opportunities for High School Students

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Johns Hopkins School of Medicine hosts multiple summer experiences helping local teens explore biomedical, medical, and health-related careers.


Johns Hopkins University also hosts summer programs for teens that explore a wider variety of disciplines, and most are available to students from around all the country.

  • The ASPIRE program at the Applied Physics Laboratory is a unique opportunity for high school juniors and seniors to experience and explore STEM careers before committing to an area of study in college. Students are placed in labs related to Aerospace Engineering & Planetary Science, Applied Physics, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Biology, Chemistry and/or Mathematics & Data Analysis.

  • The Center Scholars Program, developed by CTY and Dr. Andrew Feinberg's Center for Excellence in Genome Science (CEGS), is designed to encourage CTY qualified, historically under-represented minority students to explore careers in scientific research, particularly the field of genomics. This program is comprised of three parts and takes place over three consecutive summers.

  • Engineering Innovation is an exciting, college-level, summer program for motivated high school students with an aptitude in math and science and an interest in (or curiosity about) engineering. A biomedical engineering track is also available to students with an interest in that field.

  • Applied Physics Laboratory’s STEM Academy is a unique learning opportunity for middle and high school students (grades 8–12) to increase both their knowledge of and interest in STEM-related college majors and careers. A varied offering of STEM related courses are available through this program.

  • Summer at Hopkins offers rigorous and active-learning experiences designed to expand your mind. Led by innovative and dedicated Hopkins instructors, these programs will help you connect with like-minded peers from around the world and enhance your college application.

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