• Student Internship and Application Programs

    Local, State and National Competitions Involving Science

    Talk to you science teacher to see if your school has a team or teacher sponsor.  

    • The Bucks County Science Research Competition is our local science fair.  From this fair students can gain eligibility to compete in:
      • The Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) is the world’s largest international pre-college science competition.  Approximately 1,700 high school students from over 75 countries, regions, and territories are awarded the opportunity to showcase their independent research and compete for approximately $4 million in prizes.
    • The STEM Video Game Challenge national competition motivates interest in STEM learning among America’s youth by tapping into students’ natural passion for playing and making video games.  Click here to sign up for notifications or visit the website to learn more.
    • The Science Olympiad is a team based competion like an academic track meet, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division. 
    • The You Be A Chemist Challenge is an academic competition for students in grades 5 - 8, where the excitement and value of chemistry takes center stage!

    Getting ready for summer?  Here are some local camp options for your budding scientist!

    • The CB Community School offers a variety of programs such as Bricks4kids and Science Explorers.
    • The Kids U! Camps and Academies at Del Val University are one-week programs where students can collaborate and learn with faculty, educators and local field professionals. The programs give students in our community an opportunity to have fun and be immersed in hands-on STEAM activities while exploring multiple interest areas in our classrooms, labs and outdoor campus. 
    • The Franklin Institute’s Discovery Camps allow campers to spend each week exploring the museum, engaging in hands-on science activities, participating in explosive live science shows, and making new friends—all while learning about the lively world of science!
    • The Da Vinci Science Center’s Summer Camps let students enjoy a world of playful hands-on adventures in exciting week-long morning and afternoon sessions.
    • The Penn State Abington Kids & Teen College offers seven weeks of Summer Camps for elementary, middle and high school students.
    • The Mercer Museum offers a series of summer camps in Lego Robotics for the budding engineers.  
    • The Peace Valley Park’s Nature Adventure Camps take groups of 5 to12 children on adventures that will awaken their senses to the wonders of the outdoor world.
    • The Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth offers eligible students the opportunity to engage in challenging academic work in the company of peers who share their exceptional abilities and love of learning.
    • The Pennsylvania University's Penn Summer High School Programs delivers the challenge of an Ivy League curriculum to academically talented high school students seeking a pre-collegiate experience.  
    • The Pennsylvania University's Penn Engineering Summer Academy welcomes highly motivated and talented students to explore Engineering at the college level.
    • Manor College (in Jenkintown, PA) offers summer camps in Veterinary Medicine, Forensics, and Culinary Arts for interested High School Students.
    • Kids on Campus at Bucks County Community College's Newtown Campus offers a variety of camps in Art, Music, Languages, Sports, Science, and Computer Science.  
    • Montgomery County Community College offers Summer Camps in space, science, art, baking, and sports.  
    • MIT Open Courseware (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. MIT makes OCW open and available to the world.  Students can find a course that interests them and begin to explore learning at the undergraduate level.