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Pre-College Programs for High School Students Summer 2020


Look Inward. Go Upward.

Our mission is to help students increase their self-awareness so they can make decisions about college selection, academic majors, and career planning that reflect their personal vision for success.


TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION

PROGRAM LOCATIONS

2 The Summer Springboard Model

6 UC Berkeley - Berkeley, CA

4 A Day in the Life of a Summer Springboard Student

8 Yale University - New Haven, CT

5 Why Summer Springboard?

SUMMER SPRINGBOARD LOCATIONS

10 Georgetown University - Washington D.C. 12 Multiple Campuses - Boston, MA 14 Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo, CA 16 UC San Diego - San Diego, CA

ACADEMIC COURSES 20 Medicine & Healthcare • Biotechnology • Biology & Medicine • Genetics • Global Health • Medicine • Psychology & Neuroscience 22 Engineering & Innovation • Fundamentals of Engineering • Civil Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Robotics

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24 Science & Technology • Artificial Intelligence • Astronomy • Computer Science • Ethics of Technology 26 Business & Law • Business & Entrepreneurship • Finance & Investing • Politics & Public Policy • Trial Law 28 Media & Design • Architecture • Creative Writing • Drone Cinematography • Journalism

30 Faculty & Curriculum

34 About Us

32 Frequently Asked Questions

36 Tuition Campus & Date Information

33 Need More Information to Enroll?

37 Apply Online

“I learned so much and had a wonderful time immersing myself in the academic program. I was presented with amazing opportunities that I never would have been exposed to had it not been for Summer Springboard. Last but not least, I made lifelong friends. I owe so much to this program.” -Avery B. (Cleveland, OH)


The Summer Springboard Program Model

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Hands-On Learning

Career Exploration

College Prep

Dive deep into your passions and turn your aspirations into reality with our academic immersion courses. Our instructors are industry professionals who give students real-world insight and experience. Imagine learning law from an attorney who argued before the U.S. Supreme Court, studying medicine with doctors who have set up emergency medicine programs around the world or building your writing portfolio under the guidance of a journalist or published author.

Beyond theory, students experience excursions and discover more about their career interests by hearing expert guest speakers firsthand. Past company visits included Google, Bloomberg, and the United Nations Foundation. Also, students have heard guest speakers representing Cisco, McKinsey & Co., and a startup founder. These professionals shared their personal stories about how they got to where they are today and offered career advice based on real-life experiences.

Through campus visits, speakers and afternoon electives we prepare students for university life. In the optional True You College Admissions elective, we provide a deeper understanding of the college application and admissions process. All students can get a taste of college life by living in dorms, making new friends from around the world and learning to live as a college student. Evenings are packed with fun activities like lip sync battle, game night, and more!


EXPLORE A MAJOR.

DISCOVER

A CAREER PATH.

ENJOY

COLLEGE LIFE. Selecting a university and academic major are some of the biggest decisions a student can make. Summer Springboard allows teens to get a taste of college life while gaining valuable insights about their fields of interest. This fosters independence, self-awareness and confidence that help students succeed in college. 3


A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SUMMER SPRINGBOARD STUDENT TYPICAL WEEKDAY SCHEDULE 8:00am Breakfast

9:00am - Noon Academic Course

1:30pm - 3:00pm | Academic Excursion or Recreational Activity

7:00pm Evening Activities

6:00pm | Dinner

8:00pm | Extended Commuter Students Depart 4

CITY EXPLORATION Whether it's Central Park, the National Mall, the Golden Gate Bridge, Boston Harbor or simply a pristine California beach, students visit the must-see sights of the region.

Noon Lunch

5:00pm | Commuter Students Depart

3:30pm - 5:00pm Enrichment Elective

WEEKEND EXCURSIONS

10:30pm RA Check-in

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS Have a day of pure excitement with your new friends at an amusement park, national park or regional attraction. Enjoy roller coasters, boat rides or other fun outdoor adventures.


Why Summer Springboard? Self Discovery Whether a student is certain about what they want to pursue in the future, or if they want to try out new things they’ve never had the chance to explore yet, Summer Springboard can help. We encourage students to identify their own unique qualities so they can make better decisions about major life choices.

5-Point Safety System

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Our No. 1 priority is creating a safe and secure environment. Our 5-Point Safety System™ includes safe campus environments, caring supervision, off-campus safety, student accountability and an agreed upon code of conduct. This ensures that issues are addressed efficiently and safely, and that students, parents and staff are always in close communication.

Leading Colleges & Universities We are proud to locate our programs at UC Berkeley, Yale University, Georgetown University, Boston, Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, and UC San Diego. Each campus location has been selected for its academic excellence, state-of-the-art facilities, reputation for safety and comfort and capacity to inspire students to reach their full potential.

Academic Experts & Industry Leaders Unlike other summer programs, our instructors combine real-world industry experience with a passion for teaching. Our programs are never taught by college students. Each instructor, curriculum developer and guest speaker is selected for their subject area expertise and proven ability to challenge and captivate students.

Inspiring & Insightful Staff Our nurturing residential staff sets the tone for the program, supporting students as they adjust to living in a residence hall while creating a fun and inclusive community. The residential staff—including a seasoned Campus Director and one Resident Advisor (RA) for every 10 students— has extensive experience working with teens.

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on the campus of UC Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is ranked one of the top public universities in the world. Its faculty has garnered over 70 Nobel Prizes and 14 Pulitzer Prizes. Its excellent academics, recreation, and location in the Bay Area create an ideal pre-college experience for Summer Springboard students. See below for a select few of the exciting excursions: • Stanford campus tour • Apple™ Visitors Center • Golden Gate Bridge • Great America Amusement Park • Careers in Sports tour at SF Giants stadium

Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.

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Credit © UC Regents 2019 Used with Permission


Location Berkeley, CA

Dates Late June: June 21 - July 3, 2020 Early July: July 5 - July 17, 2020 Late July: July 19 - July 31, 2020

Tuition

See page 36 for details

Residential: $4,998 Extended Commuter: $3,398 Commuter: $2,798

Academic Courses Architecture Business & Entrepreneurship Computer Science Fundamentals of Engineering Global Health Journalism Medicine Psychology & Neuroscience Trial Law

Enrichment Electives Credit © UC Regents 2019 Used with Permission

Student Life

Activities & Excursions

Lodging & Meals

While living like a Berkeley undergrad, enjoy hanging out in the common areas both indoors and outdoors (this is California)! Also make sure to grab some of the best coffee or boba tea on Telegraph Avenue with new friends.

Explore San Francisco and the Silicon Valley—one of the most innovative areas in the world. Experience Union Square, Fisherman’s Wharf and Giants Stadium as well as educational excursions to organizations working in your academic field.

Students share a dorm room and use a common bathroom at UC Berkeley. Lodging last year was in Unit 1 Residence Halls. Meals will be at Crossroads Dining Hall or at local eateries in Berkeley where we can accommodate all diets.

True You: College Admissions Photography Public Speaking English for Speakers of Other Languages Outdoor Athletic Training

Requirements For students completing grades 9-12 Grade Point Average: 3.0 or equivalent 7


on the campus of Yale University Founded in 1701, Yale is one of the oldest Ivy League universities and is acknowledged as one of the most beautiful campuses in America. Summer Springboard students have access to Yale’s facilities that offer a one-of-a-kind introduction to college living and learning. See below for a select few of the exciting excursions: • Central Park • Top of the Rock • Shopping on 5th Ave • Grand Central Station • Six Flags New England

Summer Springboard is operated independently of Yale University and is not sponsored or endorsed by the University. The views expressed in connection with the program are not official positions, statements of advice, nor opinions of Yale University and should not be viewed as an endorsement by Yale of any such views or statements.

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Location New Haven, CT

Dates Late June: June 21 - July 3, 2020 Early July: July 5 - July 17, 2020 Late July: July 19 - July 31, 2020

Tuition

See page 36 for details

Residential: $4,998 Extended Commuter: $3,398 Commuter: $2,798

Academic Courses Business & Entrepreneurship Computer Science Creative Writing Finance & Investing Fundamentals of Engineering Medicine Psychology & Neuroscience Trial Law

Enrichment Electives True You: College Admissions Photography Public Speaking English for Speakers of Other Languages Outdoor Athletic Training

Student Life

Activities & Excursions

Lodging & Meals

At Yale, get a taste of life in the Ivy League, surrounded by gothic architecture and world-class art galleries. The area has the vibe of a quintessential college town with unique shops and restaurants just a short walk away.

Students experience interesting locations that expose them to one of the most exciting areas on the East Coast. Additional highlights include the Yale University Art Gallery, the Adam Krieger Adventure Course and Fairfield University.

Students live in one of Yale’s residential colleges where they share a room with roommates and use a common bathroom. Note: there is no A/C in these historic residence halls. Most meals will be at the dining hall or at local eateries.

Requirements For students completing grades 9-12 Grade Point Average: 3.0 or equivalent 9


on the campus of Georgetown University Students are drawn to Georgetown’s high academic ranking as well as the picturesque campus on the Potomac River. The combination of one of America’s oldest and most prestigious universities and the excitement of life in Washington D.C., creates a unique experience for Summer Springboard students to learn and thrive. See below for a select few of the exciting excursions: • The White House photo opp • Lincoln Memorial • Tour of Congress • Smithsonian Museums • Six Flags Amusement Park

Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.

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Location Washington D.C.

Dates Early July: July 13-July 25, 2020 Late July: July 27-August 8, 2020

Tuition

See page 36 for details

Residential: $4,998 Extended Commuter: $3,398 Commuter: $2,798

Academic Courses Architecture Business & Entrepreneurship Computer Science Journalism Medicine Politics & Public Policy Trial Law

Enrichment Electives True You: College Admissions Photography Public Speaking English for Speakers of Other Languages Outdoor Athletic Training

Requirements Student Life

Activities & Excursions

Lodging & Meals

Students at Georgetown enjoy a vibrant campus life that is shaped by Washington D.C.’s attention to cultural and community experiences. There are numerous shops and toprated restaurants. A favorite spot is Georgetown Cupcakes!

At Georgetown, discover awe-inspiring memorials along the National Mall and stand in the exact spot where MLK delivered his famous speech. Last year, students enjoyed an evening cruise on the Potomac River to view the illuminated monuments.

Just like a college student at Georgetown, students share a dorm room with roommates and use a common bathroom. Most meals will be at the dining hall or at local eateries in D.C. where we can accommodate all diets.

For students completing grades 9-12 Grade Point Average: 3.0 or equivalent

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in the city of Boston As one of America’s oldest cities, Boston is home to the most prestigious universities—Harvard, MIT, and more! We leverage resources from top institutions to create an elite learning experience at multiple locations. Boston is an idyllic place for Summer Springboard students to experience college life. See below for a select few of the exciting excursions: • Fenway Park • Freedom Trail • Harvard Yard • Boston Harbor • Canobie Lake Amusement Park

Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.

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Location Boston, MA

Dates Early July: July 5 - July 17, 2020 Late July: July 19 - July 31, 2020

Tuition

See page 36 for details

Residential: $4,998 Extended Commuter: $3,398 Commuter: $2,798

Academic Courses Artificial Intelligence Astronomy Business & Entrepreneurship Computer Science Finance & Investing Genetics Global Health Medicine Psychology & Neuroscience Robotics Trial Law

Enrichment Electives

Student Life

Activities & Excursions

Lodging & Meals

Boston is known as a center of education and culture with a multitude of educational resources at your fingertips. No matter the course, you’ll experience a buzzing campus filled with fellow bright, ambitious, energetic students.

There is so much to do in Boston! The city is full of history, charm and endless attractions. Additional highlights include shopping at Quincy Market, walking the Freedom Trail, and exploring the interactive exhibits at top museums.

Students live on the campus of a top-ranked university in Boston. Students stay in a residence hall with roommates and share a common bathroom. Most meals will be at the dining hall or local eateries where we can accommodate all diets.

True You: College Admissions Photography Public Speaking English for Speakers of Other Languages Outdoor Athletic Training

Requirements For students completing grades 9-12 Grade Point Average: 3.0 or equivalent 13


on the campus of Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo California Polytechnic State University, known as Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo is one of the nation’s top universities for studying architecture and engineering. Its Learn by Doing motto creates the perfect environment for students to engage in hands-on learning with Cal Poly faculty. Explore the region by visiting these popular spots: • Amazon Cloud Innovation Center • Morro Bay • Vista Lago Adventure Park • Bishop’s Peak • Elephant Seal Rookery

This program is run in partnership with Cal Poly Extended Education. Instructors are Cal Poly faculty and provide access to the same facilities that Cal Poly students enjoy.

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Location San Luis Obispo, California

Dates Late June: June 28–July 10, 2020 Early July: July 12–July 24, 2020

Tuition

See page 36 for details

Residential: $4,998 Extended Commuter: $3,398 Commuter: $2,798 Parents Weekend: Call for pricing

Academic Courses PARENTS WEEKEND Parents can spend the weekend in this beautiful region, known for its winemaking, artisan foods, and farm-to-table dining. Families may attend a lecture about the region by a Cal Poly professor, enjoy a campus tour, feast on a gourmet meal, and meet with the Admissions Department of the university.

Architecture Artificial Intelligence Biology and Medicine Business and Entrepreneurship Civil Engineering Ethics of Technology Mechanical Engineering Robotics

Enrichment Electives True You: College Admissions Photography Public Speaking English for Speakers of Other Languages Outdoor Athletic Training

Student Life

Activities & Excursions

Lodging & Meals

San Luis Obispo is an ideal home away from home. Known as the “happiest city in America,” SLO is a classic college town with stunning natural surroundings, plenty of sunshine, and a wide variety of restaurants and outdoor activities.

California’s Central Coast offers world-class hiking and beaches. Cal Poly offers an outdoor rock climbing wall. Additional area highlights include paddle boarding in Morro Bay, a ropes course adventure, and a SLO Blues minor league baseball game.

Just like a student at Cal Poly, high school students will stay in a residence hall with roommates and share a common bathroom. Most meals will be at the 805 Kitchen dining hall on campus, local restaurants or the renowned downtown farmers market.

Requirements Students enrolled in grades 9-12 Grade Point Average: 3.2 or equivalent

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on the campus of UC San Diego The University of California, San Diego, one of the world’s leading public research universities, is located on the cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. UC San Diego’s Schools of Medicine and Engineering are among the most highly ranked in the nation. Come explore the university’s aquarium and beautiful beaches. See below for a select few of the exciting excursions: • World class beaches • Beachfront amusement park • La Jolla Cove • Balboa Park • Torrey Pines State Reserve

Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.

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Location San Diego, CA

Dates Late July: July 26–August 7, 2020

Tuition

See page 36 for details

Residential: $4,998 Extended Commuter: $3,398 Commuter: $2,798

Academic Courses Astronomy Biotechnology Business & Entrepreneurship Drone Cinematography Finance & Investing Fundamentals of Engineering Medicine Psychology & Neuroscience Trial Law

Enrichment Electives True You: College Admissions Photography Public Speaking English for Speakers of Other Languages Outdoor Athletic Training

Student Life

Activities & Excursions

Lodging & Meals

At UC San Diego, considered one of the Public Ivies, immerse yourself in academic excellence minutes from the beach. Get an up-close look at Geisel Library, named after Dr. Seuss, and sculptures from the world-renowned Stuart Collection.

Soak up the sunshine of Southern California with numerous outdoor activities. There’s a reason San Diego is called “America’s Finest City”! Highlights include a tour of Scripps Institution of Oceanography and more.

Just like a college student at UC San Diego, students share a dorm room with roommates and use a common bathroom. Most meals will be at the dining hall or at nearby restaurants where we can accommodate all diets.

Requirements For students completing grades 9-12 Grade Point Average: 3.0 or equivalent

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ON THE RIGHT COURSE

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“Through various aptitudes, I learned more about my personality, careers that could align with how I think and colleges that would be a good fit for me.” —Riya S. (Denver, CO)


ACADEMIC COURSES In the mornings, immerse yourself in your subject of interest. Pick one of 20+ course options below. Courses are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Medicine & Healthcare

Business & Law

Biotechnology Biology & Medicine Global Health Genetics Medicine Psychology & Neuroscience

Business & Entrepreneurship Finance & Investing Politics & Public Policy Trial Law

Engineering & Innovation

Media & Design

Fundamentals of Engineering Civil Engineering Mechanical Engineering Robotics

Architecture Creative Writing Drone Cinematography Journalism

Science & Technology Artificial Intelligence Astronomy Computer Science Ethics of Technology

ENRICHMENT ELECTIVES In the afternoons, choose an enrichment elective that provides useful life skills or a deeper understanding of the college application and admissions process.

True You: College Admissions Demystify the admissions process, research schools based on multiple criteria, begin planning your essays and learn about your own aptitudes.

Photography Spend your afternoons exploring the art of photography with friends. Bring your camera or phone and your desire to discover beauty.

Public Speaking From speaking in front of a class to prepping for a college interview, develop your ability to express yourself clearly and confidently.

English for Speakers of Other Languages Designed for non-native English speakers, focus on improving your writing and speaking skills in order to succeed in college and beyond.

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Medicine & Healthcare Course Options Considering a career in medicine or healthcare? It’s a major decision that can influence the next four to twelve years of your life. These courses give you a 360 degree view of the medical and healthcare field, as well as immersive learning through hands-on projects and simulations.

ACADEMIC COURSES: COURSES: Weekdays from 9am-12pm

• Biotechnology • Global Health • Medicine • Psychology & Neuroscience • Biology & Medicine* (see website) • Genetics* (see website) For dates and tuition see page 36. To review additional course information, go to www.summerspringboard.com or email info@summerspringboard.com to receive a full curriculum overview sheet.

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Biotechnology

Global Health

Location: UC San Diego

Locations: UC Berkeley, Boston

• In partnership with the biotech company NovoMedix, work alongside scientists doing early stage drug discovery for cancer treatment. • Start with molecule design and compound creation, and follow the process to the point of in vitro biological activity. • Learn how to isolate a protein, and see how it reacts to various compounds in an advanced research laboratory. • Create a molecule, and test its biological results practicing the scientific method from hypothesis to conclusion.

• Explore how global challenges such as poverty, gender and climate change impact health worldwide. • Identify and analyze both historical and current major disease outbreak patterns. • Determine the latest approaches to promoting health, preventing disease and helping communities. • Solve global health challenges through interactive projects including outbreak investigations.

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

This is a unique opportunity to work in a biotech lab on state-of-the-art equipment. Unlike other courses, this takes place in the lab of NovoMedix, 15 minutes from campus. Students are guided by Dr. Cathy Swindlehurst, CEO of NovoMedix, who has over 25 years of experience with a background in assay and biomarker development.

Professionals offer a deeper understanding of how unequal patterns of resource distribution affect global populations. Learn steps required for prevention and control of infectious diseases. Past speakers include Harvard-trained practitioners, and students have visited the legendary Boston-based aid agency, Partners in Health.

Medicine

Psychology & Neuroscience

Locations: UC Berkeley, Yale, Georgetown, Boston, UC San Diego

Locations: UC Berkeley, Yale, Boston, UC San Diego

• Discover practical skills such as suturing, stopping a bleed and taking vital signs. • Work in teams as you research, diagnose and develop a treatment plan for simulated patients. • Participate in a “mass casualty incident” where you work against the clock to save as many people as possible. • Train in a medical simulation lab where medical students refine their life-saving skills, such as intubation and CPR.

• Uncover the mystery of how the mind works, and examine the connection between the brain and human behavior. • Listen, assess and suggest treatments for your patients during a clinical simulation. • Tackle complex questions on human experiences and develop solutions through hands-on activities. • Interact with clinical psychologists, neurologists and researchers who are experts in this specialized field.

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

If your vision of your future self includes a white coat and a stethoscope or scrubs and a heart monitor, the best way to launch a career in medicine is to gain practical, hands-on experience. Previous excursions included the Clinical Learning and Simulation Skills Center and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital.

Whether you are interested in the physical brain and central nervous system or more intrigued by human behavior and thought processes, connect with professionals that have a background in both psychology and neuroscience. This insight helps students reflect on which areas within this specific medical field would be a good fit.

* Medicine Course Tuition Supplement: $250 (mandatory)

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Engineering & Innovation Course Options Behind the structures and products we use in our everyday life, engineers must consider many details before building can commence. Considerations such as weather, budget, materials and regulations all inform the process. These courses allow you to think like an engineer and create solutions to real-world design challenges.

ACADEMIC COURSES: COURSES: Weekdays from 9am-12pm

• Fundamentals of Engineering • Civil Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Robotics

For dates and tuition see page 36. To review additional course information, go to www.summerspringboard.com or email info@summerspringboard.com to receive a full curriculum overview sheet.

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Fundamentals of Engineering

Civil Engineering

Locations: UC Berkeley, Yale, UC San Diego

Location: Cal Poly

• Master the key concepts of different forms of engineering—structural, fluid dynamics, biomechanics and thermodynamics. • Practice the standard problem-solving approach, and explore the creative process for engineers. • Design and fabricate projects including a 3D prosthetic hand, a Stirling engine and an airplane wing. • Study actual blueprints, timelines and systems used by real-world foremen, and go on site visits.

• Dive deep into one of the oldest engineering disciplines responsible for maintaining society’s infrastructure. • Explore the sub-disciplines within civil engineering: structural, transportation, construction and geotechnical. • Consider costs, government regulations and environmental hazards during the planning and risk-analysis stages of a project. • Review case studies that highlight the role civil engineers play in society, and discuss the variety of career paths.

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

Not sure which engineering field interests you most? Why not get practical experience and learn from experts in the most popular branches. Previous excursions included global engineering firm Stantec, and also AutoDesk Gallery where students toured interactive exhibits from Lego, Nike, Mercedes-Benz and more!

Top civil engineers wear many hats in their roles, ranging from designer and strategist to project manager and problem solver. Through guest speakers and excursions, you’ll gain an overview of college and career options. For students who enjoy both inventive and practical skills, civil engineering can be a rewarding career.

Mechanical Engineering

Robotics

Location: Cal Poly

Locations: Boston, Cal Poly

• Discover the vital role that cranes play in engineering applications with their power to move massive materials in all directions. • Understand the stability conditions of the crane, determine the center of mass and pinpoint the moment of inertia. • Identify multiple types of cranes, and implement the standard steps of the design and manufacturing process. • Design and build a functioning crane, and compete to see which crane can lift the maximum weight.

•D iscover the technology behind robots, and research the most cutting-edge robotic applications. • Work in teams to strategize, design, build and test your very own autonomous robot. • Move from basic programming and electronic circuit concepts to exploring each sensor’s capabilities. • Utilize a programming language to “train” your creation by manipulating the sensors to complete assigned tasks.

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

Mechanical engineering is an exciting field, offering jobs in almost every industry. Some of the top industries hiring mechanical engineers today include engineering services, R&D and manufacturing. This hands-on course will provide exposure to mechanical engineers who can share their personal academic and career paths.

The rapidly changing field of technology means that jobs are being created that never existed before. Meet with real-world experts, and explore a wide range of careers and academic paths for robotics and engineering majors. Excursions may include research facilities on the forefront of the latest technology innovations.

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Science & Technology Course Options Do you wonder what it’s like to develop software for a living? Do you possess a natural curiosity toward science and technology? These courses challenge students to think critically and creatively about today’s most pressing technology-related questions while gaining real hands-on experience.

ACADEMIC COURSES: COURSES: Weekdays from 9am-12pm

• Artificial Intelligence • Astronomy • Computer Science • Ethics of Technology* (see website)

For dates and tuition see page 36. To review additional course information, go to www.summerspringboard.com or email info@summerspringboard.com to receive a full curriculum overview sheet.

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Artificial Intelligence

Astronomy

Locations: Boston, Cal Poly

Locations: Boston, UC San Diego

• Dive deep into the complex algorithms of how AI and machine learning really work. • Use basic Python coding to unlock machine learning, and discover ultimately how it impacts our world. • Use tools like TensorFlow to apply probability and statistics to data sets. • Explore creative ways that AI is applied to data, tools and services, and actually use AI to enhance the final project.

• Enjoy a mix of daytime and nighttime activities to perform data collection and data interpretation. • Perform a research project on the Double Star system, a pair of closely-spaced stars that usually appear as a single star. • Work in groups to construct a scientific paper with the possibility of publishing the work via the Boyce-Astro.org platform. • Get a private tour of the universe at a planetarium as well as unique access to specialized detail imaging equipment.

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

Meet with experts in the artificial intelligence industry to learn more about majors and careers. Learn firsthand what it’s like to work in a world where machines can become reality. Excursions may include visits to companies utilizing AI for real world applications or research facilities pioneering undiscovered innovations.

Astronomers work in industries as diverse as defense, aerospace, data science and engineering. That’s because the foundation of astronomy involves math, physics, communication and analytical skills. Excursions may include optical labs, observatories or a tour of multiple galaxies (at a planetarium).

Computer Science Locations: UC Berkeley, Yale, Georgetown, Boston • Experience the full life cycle of product development: from architecture to APIs. • Perform exercises to quickly build capacity with coding, abstraction, algorithms and data management. • Use Python and Java, two in-demand programming languages, to build a web-based application. • Combine creative ideas and newly acquired programming skills to add a project to your college portfolio.

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS Hear from speakers working in programming and tech startups who can share their perspectives on the latest innovations. Previous excursions included Google, Apple New Haven and more. At the Raspberry Pi and Thunkable offices, former students got a rare and unique opportunity to code alongside actual software engineers.

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Business & Law Course Options Whatever you do in life, foundational business skills such as marketing and financial management, will serve you well. In addition, law and political techniques such as crafting an argument and building consensus can help you in most situations. Whichever course you choose will prepare you for college and beyond.

ACADEMIC COURSES: COURSES: Weekdays from 9am-12pm

• Business & Entrepreneurship • Finance & Investing • Politics & Public Policy • Trial Law

For dates and tuition see page 36. To review additional course information, go to www.summerspringboard.com or email info@summerspringboard.com to receive a full curriculum overview sheet.

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Business & Entrepreneurship

Finance & Investing

Locations: UC Berkeley, Yale, Georgetown, Boston, Cal Poly, UC San Diego

Locations: Yale, Boston, UC San Diego

• Dive into the four main subdisciplines of business: operations, marketing, finance and management. • Generate an idea using the Business Model Canvas, a widely-used organizational tool for entrepreneurs. • Develop a business plan for your startup with an executive summary, financial projections and market analysis. • Create your own pitch deck, and present it to judges in a Shark Tank environment.

• Study the underlying factors that influence publicly traded stock prices, and learn about options, futures and margin trading. • Analyze P&L and balance sheets to gain useful insights into company valuations and private equity investments. • Conduct equity research, and value a company using time-tested principles from professional investors. • Gain valuable insights, and develop an investment pitch for an asset or stock that you believe is greatly undervalued.

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

Meet with a range of business people, from small business owners and mid-level managers to executives. These experts may be part of the Shark Tank panel and will provide honest critiques and valuable feedback. Previous excursions included a tour of Facebook, Better Business Bureau and a variety of local businesses.

Visit an investment company, and hear firsthand details on their investment successes, failures and learnings. In addition, an accomplished investment professional will share their personal career path and the wide range of career opportunities in the investment space—from being in the limelight to working behind the scenes.

Politics & Public Policy

Trial Law

Locations: Georgetown

Locations: UC Berkeley, Yale, Georgetown, Boston, UC San Diego

• Discuss and analyze the presidential electoral format, including campaign management, polling and electoral law. • Stage a mock presidential election, and strategize a plan to secure your candidate’s success. • Partake in a Senate simulation, where you will champion your ideas into legislation to become law. • Learn about the role that political parties, public opinion and special interest groups have on shaping policies at all levels.

• Explore all roles of a challenging case while acting as defense attorneys, prosecutors, witnesses or jurors. • Develop your legal skills by researching evidence, crafting arguments and preparing and examining witnesses. • Visit the local courthouse where you will be a firsthand witness to a sentence hearing. • Experience a unique view of the legal profession that is personal and insightful from seasoned legal professionals.

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

With the upcoming 2020 election, learn to think like a politician by listening to experienced professionals explain the diverse career options available. Visits may include meeting with a member of Congress, or their staff, on The Hill or policymakers from inside one of the executive departments (e.g. State, Education, Defense).

Spend time with a judge, attorneys and other legal experts. This is a rare opportunity to sit in a courtroom, ask personal questions and hear professionals discuss their journeys from law school to where they are today. Previous excursions included New Haven Superior Court and a tour of the Supreme Court of the United States.

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Media & Design Course Options Media and design are crucial elements everywhere we look—the ad copy we read in a magazine, the visual effects in the top box office movie, the structure of our office building and more. In these courses, an emphasis is placed on craft, imagination, invention and the use of techniques and devices.

ACADEMIC COURSES: COURSES: Weekdays from 9am-12pm

• Architecture • Drone Cinematography • Creative Writing • Journalism

For dates and tuition see page 36. To review additional course information, go to www.summerspringboard.com or email info@summerspringboard.com to receive a full curriculum overview sheet.

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Architecture

Drone Cinematography

Locations: UC Berkeley, Georgetown, Cal Poly

Location: UC San Diego

• Master all the steps of building a structure—from strategic ideation to the finished product. • Design buildings, select materials and analyze the sustainability impact as you perform hands-on design simulations. • Prepare a portfolio of your final presentation, including hand drawings and digital scale models. • Visit professional firms and tour behind the scenes of local attractions to see the best examples of various architectural styles.

• Gain experience with drone operations, maneuverability and actual flight operations in an open field. • Read air traffic and weather reports to identify all the vital information needed to start piloting drones safely. • Dive into the capabilities of drone photography and videography, as drones are revolutionizing TV and film. • Upon program completion, receive your certified amateur drone pilot’s license to fly drones legally.

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

Meet with leading architects and engineers for insight into related academic paths and careers as well as the challenges and opportunities facing architects today. Excursions may include a tour of Cal Poly’s College of Architecture and Environmental Design facilities or Stantec, one of the world’s top-tier engineering firms.

In 2020, the FAA will require drone pilot licenses. What started as a fun hobby is now one of the fastest growing industries. Work with a professional drone pilot to learn skills used at large companies such as Amazon, UPS and AT&T. Excursions may include a drone delivery testing facility or drone research center.

Creative Writing

Journalism

Location: Yale

Locations: UC Berkeley, Georgetown

• Develop a portfolio of work from different writing genres: new journalism, poetry, short story and scriptwriting. • Discover inspiration and cultivate your skills through daily writing exercises and mentor texts. • Surround yourself in a college-level writer’s workshop setting with the chance to have your work critiqued by peers and a published author. • Learn more about career opportunities for individuals passionate about the written word.

•E xperience a journalist’s process, from idea development and reporting to editing and publishing. • Acquire skills to interview sources for details, anecdotes and quotes for newsworthy stories. • Gain hands-on experience in social media as well as shooting and editing video and photos—all from your smartphone. • Create a final project exploring different media aspects, including blogs, videos, photos, live streaming and podcast reporting.

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

REAL WORLD INSIGHTS

Writing is critical in most professional fields. Spend time with a published mystery novel author, a local journalist, and a poet. Students may attend and perform at an open mic night to better understand how writing is an integral part of every community. Previous excursions included the iconic Mark Twain House & Museum.

Learn how to think like a reporter: ask thoughtful questions, decipher facts from fake news, research sources, conduct interviews and create informative and entertaining content for the digital age. Gain insight from real-world storytellers, and discover their technical tips. Previous excursions included Bloomberg TV and ABC7.

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Faculty & Staff Our instructors combine real-world industry experience with a passion for teaching. While instructors vary each year, the Curriculum Advisors ensure continuity in our curriculum.

Architecture

Campus Director

Campus Director

At Cal Poly, this course is taught by Ansgar Killing, who teaches Architecture and Interdisciplinary Design. He’s held leadership positions at design and technology firms in the US and Germany, and has received awards in architectural design competitions.

Dianne Nolan, the campus director at Yale, is an accomplished leader, educator, and former basketball coach for Yale University with a passion for guiding high school students to achieve their goals. She earned her Masters degree in Political and Corporate Communications from Fairfield University.

Jake Friedman, the campus director at Boston, is a mathematics and economics teacher as well as the athletic director at Community Charter School of Cambridge in Massachusetts. Jake holds a Masters in Effective Teaching from Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education and a BA from Duke University.

Civil Engineering

Computer Science

Creative Writing

At Cal Poly, this course is taught by Dr. Eric Kaspar. Dr. Kasper received his Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and is a professor within the Civil & Environmental Engineering Department. He also serves as a co-advisor to the nationally ranked Civil Engineering club on campus.

At Yale, this course is taught by George Pillar. Mr. Pillar has over 40 years of experience in the technology field. He is currently an adjunct faculty member at the University of New Haven, where he teaches C++, Java programming, Network Essentials and other applications.

This course was designed by Dr. Lisa Acerbo. Dr. Acerbo is a university professor and published author of five young adult novels. Her most recent book, “Twelve Months of Awkward Moments,” was published in 2018. She holds an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.

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See below for a sample of faculty. For information on all instructors and curriculum developers, please go to www.summerspringboard.com.

Finance & Investing

Fundamentals of Engineering

Global Health

This course was designed by Peter Mombaur. Mr. Mombaur’s experience ranges from being a management consultant with McKinsey & Co. to being CEO of a telecommunications company, and most recently managing a private equity investment firm.

This course was designed by Dr. Reza Alam, Ph.D. Dr. Alam is associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at UC Berkeley as well as the American Bureau of Shipping Chair in Ocean Engineering. He received his Master’s of Science and Ph.D. from MIT.

This course was designed by Dr. Enrique Valdespino. Dr. Valdespino graduated from Harvard with a specialty in Global Health Delivery. He has been recruited by Doctors Without Borders to provide medical care to those most in need in Sudan.

Medicine

Medicine

Trial Law

This course was co-designed by Dr. Carol Chen. Dr. Chen serves as faculty at the Department of Emergency Medicine at UC San Francisco, is a practicing pediatrician at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and has taught emergency care education around the world.

This course was co-designed by Dr. Andrea (Andi) Tenner. Dr. Tenner serves as faculty in the Department of Emergency Medicine at UC San Francisco. She is also the co-director of the UCSF PAHO/WHO Collaborating Centre for Emergency and Trauma Care.

This course was designed by George Muksian, J.D. Mr. Muksian combines a lifetime of courtroom experience with teaching experience at top universities. He is a Harvard-educated criminal defense lawyer who has tried cases before the United States Supreme Court.

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Frequently Asked Questions For more detailed FAQs, visit summerspringboard.com/knowledge-base. How is Summer Springboard different from other programs? Summer Springboard is a unique blend of hands-on learning, career exploration and college prep. Unlike summer camp or summer school, the goal of our program is to help students increase their self-awareness so they can make decisions about college selection, academic majors and careers that reflect their personal vision for success. Who are your instructors? Are they professors from the host university? They are not usually professors from the host university (except at Cal Poly, where all courses are taught by its faculty). Summer Springboard instructors are a combination of real-world professionals, university professors, people pursuing graduate degrees in a field or experienced educators. What official documents do we receive upon completion of the program? Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive the following documents: Certificate of Completion and a Letter of Reference from the instructor. Is this program operated by the host university? No, Summer Springboard is an independent program that leases space from the host university. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way. In the case of Cal Poly, the program is run in partnership with Cal Poly Extended Education. What is needed for international students to participate? International students must provide proof of the following: U.S. health insurance during program dates, a minimum TOEFL score of 490 on paper test, or 60 on iBT test or demonstrate English proficiency via phone interview. Where do students live during the program? Students live in a university residence hall just like actual college students. The exact residence hall varies from year to year, but they are all located on the university campus. Students live on gender segregated floors under the supervision of Resident Advisors and a Campus Director. Note: at Yale University, there is no air conditioning in the residence halls.

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How many students share a room? Can I request a roommate? Each room will house two to four students, depending on the housing location. You will have your own bed. Your room will include fresh linens and towels (but extra blankets and towels are recommended). The bathroom is shared. We do honor roommate requests, but encourage students to build their network by sharing a room with peers outside of their current group of friends. How do you ensure student safety? Our No. 1 priority is creating a safe and secure environment for our students. All of our campus locations have been selected based on their distinction for safety and comfort. Staff are trained in our 5-Point Safety System™, which ensures that issues are addressed efficiently and safely, and that students, parents, staff and campus partners are in close communication. What is the Summer Springboard Code of Conduct? Like all purposeful programs, you only get out of it what you put into it. Our Code of Conduct requests that students be respectful, committed and engaged in the program. Additionally, it requires that students comply with our prohibition on tobacco, alcohol and drugs. Failure to adhere to the Code of Conduct may result in dismissal from the program and forfeiture of tuition. Are flights included? The cost of flights is not included in the program tuition, in order to give you maximum flexibility in purchasing flights that work for your family. Once enrolled, you can book on your own using discount websites, utilizing frequent flyer miles that you may have accrued or using your own preferred travel agent, should you have one. We offer an optional shuttle service ($95 each way) between designated airports and Summer Springboard program sites during specific flight windows.

Interested in two courses? Many Summer Springboard students have multiple interests—both business and medicine, for example. Why not sign up for back-to-back programs to gain real exposure in all of your academic passions? You’ll even receive a 5% discount!


Need More Information to Enroll? Call us at +1.858.780.5660

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Office Hours: Mon - Fri: 7am - 7pm PT. Our staff have been on the programs and can help you decide which program is right for you!

We’re always available to answer questions on our Live Chat at www.summerspringboard.com

Speak with references

Call +1.858.780.5660 or email info@summerspringboard.com to get a list of alumni students and parents who can share their experiences with you.

Summer Springboard staff host a variety of webinars so you can meet with us from the comfort of your home, office or classroom. Join us online for Q&A sessions and get all of your questions answered.

Meet us in person

Meeting in person and chatting face to face is one of the best ways to learn more about our program. Come meet us in the following cities: Andover, MA Atlanta, GA Austin, TX Boston, MA Chicago, IL Dallas, TX Denver, CO Greenwich, CT Los Angeles, CA New York, NY Philadelphia, PA San Diego, CA San Francisco, CA

“Summer Springboard stays in touch with both parents and students, and staff is readily available to clarify any question. The program itself is very well organized with excellent teachers and offers a mix of learning and fun. Students stay engaged while enjoying themselves and preparing for the future.” - Jennifer C. (Audrey's Mom, Cupertino, CA)

Seattle, WA Washington, D.C. Visit summerspringboard.com/meetup to see the exact location of each meetup.

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About Us Summer Springboard was founded to give college-bound teens a supportive environment where they can explore their personal and academic passions. Leveraging the years of success enjoyed by our sister organizations, Global Leadership Adventures and Discover Corps, Summer Springboard aims to continue the tradition of providing unique and compelling summer experiences for college-bound teens as they look to grow, expand and impact their communities. 34

International Service-Learning Trips for Teens

Volunteer Vacations for Families and Adults

As part of ​Terra Education, Summer Springboard is incorporated as a Benefit Corporation. This means we are part of a movement to harness the power of business to create social good. We are certified by the nonprofit B Lab to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. We partner with many nonprofits to provide scholarships to high-achieving, low income students. Additionally, we offer limited amounts of need-based financial aid. Please contact our Admissions team for more information on financial aid, scholarships, and suggestions for fundraising.


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Leadership & Intentional Program Design

Spring Break & Summer Travel Dates

At GLA, we believe that leaders are made, not born, and that leadership is a critical life skill that can be developed. Everyone can be a leader who rallies others around a vision.

Our summer programs run from 10-21 days with session dates available in June, July and August. Our spring break programs each last 8 days with session dates in March and April.

Program Types That Match Your Interests Find a program type that matches your intersests, including Public Health & Medicine, Children & Education, Animal & Wildlife Conservation, Language Immersion, Country Discovery and many more!

A Life-Changing Experience 97% of alumni consider their GLA program to have been life-changing. Many alumni feature their GLA experience prominently in college essays and applications.

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Tuition, Campus, and Date Information OUR STUDENTS ARE BRIGHT AND MOTIVATED TEENS from all over the world, who are eager to meet new people and experience new things. There are three registration types at Summer Springboard. See the chart below to find the best one for you!

(full room & board)

Residential

Extended Commuter

Commuter

Tuition

$4,998

$3,398

$2,798

Schedule

Day 1 - Day 13 Day 1: check in at 2pm Day 13: check out at 10am

9AM-8PM Day 1: check in at 4pm Day 13: check out = N/A

9AM-5PM (M-F) Day 1: check in at 4pm Day 13: check out = N/A

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Orientation Academic Excursions Guest Speakers College Tours College Life Panel Enrichment Electives Lodging Breakfast Lunch Dinner Evening Activites Weekend Excursions * Tuition Supplements: • Application fee: $95 (mandatory, non-refundable) • Deposit: $400 (mandatory) • Medicine course tuition supplement: $250 (mandatory) • Airport transfers: $95 each way (optional) • Unaccompanied minor transportation: $50 each way (if using airport transfer)

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Campuses & Dates UC Berkeley Late June: June 21–July 3, 2020 Early July: July 5–July 17, 2020 Late July: July 19–July 31, 2020 Yale University Late June: June 21-July 3, 2020 Early July: July 5–July 17, 2020 Late July: July 19–July 31, 2020 Georgetown University Early July: July 13-July 25, 2020 Late July: July 27-August 8, 2020 Boston Early July: July 5–July 17, 2020 Late July: July 19–July 31, 2020 Cal Poly Late June: June 28–July 10, 2020 Early July: July 12–July 24, 2020 UC San Diego Early August: July 26-August 7, 2020


Apply Online The application process is for you to reflect on your motivations for participating in Summer Springboard. This allows us to get to know you better and ensures that your interests are aligned with what the program offers.

Criteria for Admission

Tuition Discounts & Scholarships

• Must have completed 9th grade of high school by program start date • 3.0 Grade Point Average (or local equivalent) for all programs, except Cal Poly location, which requires a 3.2 GPA. • International students must have a minimum TOEFL score of 490 on paper test, or 60 on iBT test or demonstrate English proficiency via phone interview

ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP: $500 OFF (valid before November 30, 2019 with scholarship code) EARLY DECISION DISCOUNT: $500 OFF (valid before December 29, 2019 with scholarship code) PAY IN FULL DISCOUNT: 5% OFF (if family pays in full at the time of application before March 1, 2020, they receive a 5% discount) MULTI-PROGRAM DISCOUNT: 5% OFF (if a student enrolls in more than one program, they receive a 5% discount on both programs) REFERRAL DISCOUNT: 5% off* (if another student enrolls based on your referral, you both receive a 5% discount)

A Completed Application Includes: • Non-refundable $95 application fee • $400 program deposit • Short answer essay questions We review completed applications and notify students of final decisions by email in seven to ten business days.

Deadline Dates • DECEMBER 29, 2019: Early Decision Deadline • FEBRUARY 26, 2020: 1st Wave Application Deadline • APRIL 26, 2020: Final General Admission Deadline

Payment Schedule If application submitted any time before March 1, 2020, payments are due on: • March 10, 2020: 33% of balance due • April 10, 2020: 33% of balance due • May 10, 2020: remaining balance

Cancellation & Refund Policy ANY TIME BEFORE APRIL 10, 2020: All tuition is refundable, including deposit. BETWEEN APRIL 10 AND MAY 10, 2020: 75% of tuition paid is refundable (except deposit). Option to roll over 100% of monies paid as credit for a future year. AFTER MAY 10: 25% of tuition is refundable. Option to roll over 50% of monies paid as credit for future year (except deposit). AFTER JUNE 1: 0% is refundable, 0% can be rolled to future years. PRIOR TO MAY 10: students can change academic course (dates, location) at no additional fee. AFTER MAY 10: $300 fee to change your academic course (dates, location).

If application submitted any time after March 1, payments are due on: • April 10, 2020: 50% of balance due • May 10, 2020: remaining balance

TUITION PROTECTION PLAN

If application submitted any time after May 1, 2020, payments are due on: • Immediately: full balance due within 48 hours

Families may purchase a Tuition Protection Plan for $200 any time before May 10, 2020, which allows cancellation for any reason until the day of the program. Contact us for more details.

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Summer Springboard | Pre-College Programs for Teens  

Pre-College Summer programs for high school students at Yale, Berkeley, Georgetown and other elite universities.

Summer Springboard | Pre-College Programs for Teens  

Pre-College Summer programs for high school students at Yale, Berkeley, Georgetown and other elite universities.