Leadership Building and Career Programs –

 FALL 2021 – Foundation for Metrowest – Application due July

Summer Career Programs, 2021

May 11, 2021

Summer Star Program @ DELL TECHNOLOGIES – Virtual 

For Juniors and Seniors in High School

(Application Deadline is May 31st!)

The Student Star Program is a five-day intensive workshop that provides high school students with the foundation to become young professionals and future leaders. Delivered by Education Services within Dell Technologies, our purpose is to provide the students with a diverse portfolio to enhance their network in the technology industry. In essence, this will instill the confidence and knowledge necessary to leverage connections made through the program and beyond.

Applications for summer 2021 sessions open May 3rd 2021!  Please read through this website in its entirety to find important information on important dates, how to apply, pre-work and much more.

Acceptance notifications will be sent out June 1, 2021. For additional questions please email the Student Star program at student_star_program@dell.com.

Website: https://education.emc.com/content/emc/en-us/student-star.html

Application: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/c4c17693240a4f71bc2a755006491e32

Below are the dates for our sessions and they will all be virtual.  

Sessions Dates 
Session 1 June 21st – June 25th 
Session 2 July 19th – July 23rd 
Session 3 August 2nd – August 6th 
In order to attend a virtual session, students must have: 
A computer/laptop 
Working internet 
A space conducive to remote learning ~ quiet and comfortable 

Summer Engineering Program ​2021- Virtual 

For Girls Ages 15 – 17 years old

(Application Deadline is May 21st!)

WTS Boston’s Transportation YOU Committee is offering an amazing opportunity for girls ages, 15-17 years old. WTS International is holding their annual Transportation YOU summit virtually June 22nd – 24th, 2021, allowing young women in STEM studies to gather for tours, lectures, and interactive experiences showcasing careers in Transportation from home!  WTS-Boston is excited to offer the opportunity to register up to three mentees at no cost to the participants.  They will be paired with a mentor from the WTS-Boston program, so they will have an opportunity to meet a local transportation professional while also interacting with other mentors and mentees from around the country.

 Applications are attached, and more information can be found at the link below.  If you are interested in applying, please fill out the student application and return it to transportationyouboston@gmail.com by Friday, May 21, 2021.  WTS-Boston will choose the students to attend based on academic interests, extracurricular activities, and demonstrated interest in the Transportation YOU program.



Chemistry ​Program 2021-  Virtual

Rising freshman – seniors can apply

(Applicants admitted on a rolling basis until full)

​Boston College has partnered with​ NSF Center for Integrated Catalysis (CIC) to design a new research oriented program called Catalyzing eXploration in Chemistry (CXC)! The CIC is a nationwide center that is devoted to developing new catalytic reactions to solve some of the world’s most important problems. The center has PIs from many great schools across the country, including BC, UCLA, UNC, and the University of Houston. The CXC program is designed to be a real research experience for high school-aged students who are participating.​ ​The students who will participate will do so remotely. The program is carried out in small groups of high school students that will be participating across the country. These groups will be led by graduate student mentors from the CIC or other graduate students in my group. The scientific goals of the program is to teach students about sustainable plastics or renewable energy (the student selects their preference in the application). The program lasts six-weeks and will start on July 5. We will provide all the materials that will be needed for the program. These materials can either be picked up at BC or we can mail the kits to the students. We prefer that the students pick up the kits themselves, but we understand if that will not be possible. Applications are due on June 1, and, other than a small investment in buying a few pieces of fruit, the program will be free to all of the participants. All applications should be submitted online through this link: