A Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program for high achieving young people who are underserved and underrepresented in STEM fields.
The 4-H Samsung Summer Science program is designed to enrich young people’s interest and competency in science, technology, and communications by having direct experiences with Rutgers University faculty, graduate and undergraduate students. All participants must complete their freshman year in high school and are selected based on teacher recommendations and participation in an extensive application process that included writing an essay and interviews by their local 4-H staff. Each selected youth participant agrees to provide a minimum of 50 hours of service to their local 4-H program, committing to work with 4-H staff in their community to provide science-focused after-school and summer programming to younger youth and children. The program creates and supports 4-H Science Ambassadors who share their experience, new knowledge, and understanding of STEM topics and campus life with other students in their community through employment and/or volunteer opportunities through local 4-H offices.
- Please check out our 4-H Summer Science program description and documentary video and our 2013 press video.
- Read our Science Ambassador Blog.
- Read our 2012 Annual Evaluation Report
Contact Chad Ripberger for information on the program.