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Summer Opportunities

Columbia's summers are famously hot, but our summer programs are surprisingly cool. Our talented teachers engage young students in the nationally recognized Carolina Master Scholars program and other challenging programs for the academically talented.

Partners for Minorities in Engineering and Computer Science (PMECS)

2022 Summer Workshops*
Rising 9th-12th grade

Overnight accommodations will be available for students who do not live in the Columbia area. Upper-class residential students will be asked to check in on the Sunday before the first day of the workshop. Rising 9th grade residential students and all commuters will check in on Monday.

This partnership between educators and businesses provides gifted minority students with cultural and academic activities and role models in engineering and computer science. Through a series of technical workshops, students are exposed to the sciences, which helps enhance their academic skills. Rising high-school freshmen spend four days and three nights on the USC campus, and sophomores, juniors, and seniors spend six days and five nights on campus. College of Engineering and Computing personnel assist with the workshops.

Carolina Master Scholars

The Carolina Master Scholars Adventure Series is a challenging, pre-university summer program for academically talented rising 6th through 12th graders. Students who successfully complete three or more Adventure Series courses earn the designation as Carolina Master Scholars.

Camps hosted at the College of Engineering and Computing include:

  • Adventures in Computer Gaming
  • Adventures in Engineering
  • Adventures in Vex Robotics

Visit the Carolina Master Scholars site to learn more!

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