STEM for Rising 9th and 10th Graders

Define, investigate and excel: Spend your time doing science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

All 2023 STEM 9/10 courses have reached capacity.

If your idea of summer fun is a deep-dive into the STEM fields, this is the program for you. Join other rising 9th and 10th graders who are as passionate about advancing their knowledge of the STEM disciplines as you are for two weeks of hands-on team research projects, experiments and design-build challenges.

You’ll choose from a range of interesting and engaging courses in the STEM disciplines. Each course combines rigorous academic content, laboratory or field exercises, and a research project or design challenge that serves as a focus for academic work. You may also have the opportunity to engage with Brown graduate students and learn about graduate-level research projects. To complete the STEM experience, you’ll give a final presentation that showcases your project for your peers and instructors.

You will experience the satisfaction of advanced academics and indulge your love of learning, without the pressure of formal grades.

Program Snapshot


Students completing grades 8 to 9, ages 13 to 15 by June 18, 2023


2-week program


Sunday, July 16 to Friday, July 28, 2023


Brown University campus in Providence, Rhode Island


  • Focus on your interest in STEM and prepare for success in a rigorous academic environment.
  • Work closely with a diverse group of peers on research projects, experiments and/or design-build challenges.
  • Concentrate on learning without the pressure of formal grades.
  • Live and learn at Brown with other motivated students from around the world. 
  • Receive a Course Performance Report and Certificate of Completion when you successfully finish.

Please note:

Due to the different structure of each program, students interested in enrolling in STEM for Rising 9th and 10th Graders are not eligible to participate in Summer@Brown on-campus programs prior to their STEM for Rising 9th and 10th Graders program experience. If you have questions or concerns our Advisors and Program Directors are here to help! Email us or call us at (401) 863-7900 during business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EST).

A Typical Day

7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast
8:30 – 11:20 am Academic courses
11:30 am – 12:15 pm Lunch
12:30 – 5:30 pm Research projects, extended academics connected to classes, co-curricular STEM activities or free time
5:30 – 6:30 pm Dinner
7:00 – 10:00 pm Evening activities
10:00 pm Curfew: students must be in their own rooms for the remainder of the evening
10:30 pm Lights out


  • STEM students gain valuable skills as they learn to navigate life in a college setting, including time management, personal maturity, independence and academic integrity. These experiences, both in and out of the classroom, will help students be more successful in their future academic pursuits.
  • STEM students are supported by a team of carefully selected Resident Assistants (RAs), Area Coordinators and professional staff members. The Brown Pre-College Student Life team oversees the safety of all students while the program is in session. RAs live in the residence hall with students. Built into a framework of support and mentorship, RAs lead floor meetings nightly during the two-week program and facilitate ongoing community-building experiences. They also supervise students during evening and weekend "fundatory” (mandatory fun) activities.

Program Director