After careful consideration, we have decided it’s best to cancel this in-person program scheduled for this summer. This was a very hard choice to make, but we think it’s the best decision, given the current situations all around the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Full refunds will be given in the coming days.  Please feel free to contact Michelle Harman if you have any questions surrounding this cancellation.

While our in-person programs are cancelled, we are still running our online Summer Session for-credit courses which include languages, communication, and science courses with lab credits just to name a few.  Click here to view our Summer Session offerings.

Stay well and know that we appreciate your interest in Susquehanna University.

Join us from July 19–25, 2020

Think analytically and look beyond the obvious while deepening your understanding of astronomy, physics, math and team-building psychology.

You'll work on a variety of practical and interactive activities throughout the week. Building the brain muscle is challenging. Working individually and in teams with other like-minded students makes the learning fun.

During this residential experience, you'll practice and improve your problem-solving skills and meet other students who share your interests. SU faculty from various academic disciplines will introduce you to their areas of expertise, including:

  • Star gazing and building a Rover with Dr. Pirbhai (astronomy and physics)
  • Digital electronics with Minecraft with Dr. Faust (physics)
  • Building and battling bots with Dr. Zain (physics)
  • Dr. Brakke's soap bubble research (mathematics)

Students entering grades 10-12 are invited to register.

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Highlights of the week

  • Participate in interactive, college-level workshops and group work
  • Take a day trip to Columbia University, Susquehanna's 3:2 affiliate engineering school
  • Experience the planetarium, star-gazing and telescope-making
  • Build a mini Mars Rover and discuss building a community on Mars
  • Get creative with digital electronics playing Minecraft
  • Build your best car robots; accept-and win-the BattleBots challenge 
  • Crack codes, discover clues and solve Escape Room mysteries

Comprehensive fees include room, meals and all program materials.

  • Before May 1: $875
  • After May 1: $1,025


Scholarships are available based on financial need and academic performance. No full-tuition scholarships are available.

A letter from your guidance counselor, indicating your eligibility for free/reduced lunch or other measure(s) of financial need, is required for scholarship consideration.


All registrations must be submitted no later than July 13.

A non-refundable $150 deposit is due at registration. We will send information about paying the balance, which is due Monday, July 6.

Samya Bano Zain, Ph.D.

Department: Physics
Associate Professor of Physics
Experimental Particle Physics

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4006

Ken Brakke, Ph.D.

Department: Math and Computer Sciences
Professor of Math and Computer Science

Carl Edward Faust, Ph.D.

Department: Physics
Assistant Professor of Physics
Atomic Molecular Physics

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4471

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