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. Students may attend one or multiple summer sessions. The 2023 summer program will be HYBRID, where most of the program will be remote, with certain activities held on campus.

Important Dates

  • Applications must be received by March 31, 2023.
  • Decisions regarding the SLAAM program will be emailed by April 14, 2023

The cost for participation in the two-week program is $775. This fee includes costs associated with science and engineering materials and supplies.

Sections fill quickly, so prospective scholars are encouraged to apply for admission as early as possible to ensure their desired session offerings. If accepted, a SLAAM staff member will contact you with the decision via email. Applicants who are not accepted into the SLAAM program or are waitlisted will be notified through email.

Tuition must be paid by June 9, 2023 for an applicant's spot within the program to be held. Please note that when communicating with our office via email, please include the student's full name as it appears on the application in the subject line along with the word "SLAAM".

Please direct your questions to:


SLAAM Application Portal is now OPEN for 2023 applications. The 2023 Program will be HYBRID where most of the programming will be held remotely.


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 2023.
Do you have experience working in a laboratory environment?
Please describe why you are interested in mechanical and/or aerospace engineering. This essay statement should be no more than 250 words.
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)
Provide a transcript or report card. If an error message appears after you hit upload - please continue completing the application and click "Submit" and then email your transcript to:
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Allowed file types: gif jpg jpeg png bmp eps tif pict psd txt rtf html pdf doc docx odt ppt pptx odp xls xlsx ods xml.

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.
If you would like to be considered for financial aid, please have your school principal and guidance counselor assist you with filling out the financial aid form:
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