Student Learning and Achievement Aerospace and Mechanical (SLAAM) Engineering Summer Academy

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The Student Learning and Achievement Aerospace and Mechanical (SLAAM) Engineering Summer Academy is a non-residential summer program aimed at academically talented and motivated high school students. SLAAM provides opportunities for students to pursue their intellectual curiosity and meet others who share their engineering interests, talents, and abilities. SLAAM is a selective and competitive program for high-achieving high school students who wish to engage in meaningful science and engineering research and professional development at Rutgers Busch Campus. Students may attend one or multiple summer sessions. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and priority will be given to applications received prior to May 1, 2021.
The cost for participation in the two-week program is $600 + $100 supplies (materials/software access) fee. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis until May 30, 2021. Decisions regarding acceptance/declination will be emailed to students by June 14, 2021. Sections fill quickly each year, so prospective scholars are encouraged to apply for admission as early as possible to ensure their desired session offerings. If accepted, an admissions counselor and or SLAAM staff member will contact you with the decision via email. Applicants who are not accepted, or who are waitlisted will be notified through email.

Tuition must be paid within 20 days of acceptance into the program in order for an applicant's spot to be held. Please note that when communicating with our office via email, you include the student's full name as it appears on the application in the subject line. Please direct your questions to MAE program office

SLAAM Application Portal is now OPEN for 2021 applications. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic ALL projects will be held remotely.

For SLAAM Financial Aid Scholarship, please fill out this application.  

I. Session Availability

II. Project Descriptions and Preferences

Select project areas that match your interests.

III. Student Information

IV. Parent/Guardian Information

V. Applicant Academic Information

Select the grade you will enter in September 2021.
Do you have experience working in a laboratory environment?
Please provide a typed essay (250 word maximum) that describes why you are interested in mechanical and/or aerospace engineering.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png txt pdf doc docx.
Describe a previous science fair project, science experiment, and/or engineering-based project that you enjoyed. Explain what you learned and why you enjoyed the project. (300 words maximum)
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: txt pdf doc docx.
Provide a transcript or report card.
Files must be less than 2 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png pdf.

VI. Recommendation Letters

Please provide the contact information for two teachers who will be writing letters of recommendation on your behalf for the SLAAM program. The teachers who provide the letters must teach classes in engineering, science, math and/or technology.
Please have teachers send recommendation letters to using the subject "SLAAM Recommendation Letter for Student Name." All recommendation letters must be on school letterhead and signed by the teacher.
Were you accepted into the 2020 SLAAM program? If so, provide your code. If not, skip this question.
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