This summer we will offer a series of Academic Exploration Sessions, each a half-day in duration, in which students will dive into the academics of a particular subject area. Sessions will take place from July 20-30, scheduled so that a student may participate in one, multiple, or all. Detailed information on our summer online Academic Exploration Sessions, as well as a chart with the planned schedule, are below. Students will also have access to Extracurricular Engagement Opportunities including Northeastern-hosted social activities and events to utilize Northeastern’s resources. Visit our Summer 2020 page for information on Extracurricular Engagement Opportunities.

Summer 2020 Schedule

Eastern Time Monday(7.20) Tuesday(7.21) Wednesday(7.22) Thursday (7.23) Friday (7.24)
Academic
Exploration Sessions
(Afternoon)
Exploring Healthcare Solutions Ethics for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technologies Bioengineering Immersion Experiential Entrepreneurship Coronavirus, Inequality, and the Law: The Pandemic And The Disparate Impact On Communities Of Color
Extracurricular
Engagement
Opportunities
(Evening)
Social Activity Social Activity

Northeastern Connection

Social Activity

Northeastern Connection

Social Activity

Northeastern Connection

Asynchronous Accelerate Welcome and Orientation (additionally, orientation will be offered synchronously on July 20)
Additional Academic Content
Platform Assistance and How-To Content

 

Eastern Time Monday (7.27) Tuesday (7.28) Wednesday (7.29) Thursday (7.30)
Academic
Exploration
Sessions
(Afternoon)
Engineering Innovation & Design DIY Books: The Past and Future of Independent Publishing
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Experiential Entrepreneurship (Second section)
 

Crafting Your Portfolio: Highlighting what you do best
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Engineering Innovation & Design (Second Section)

The Boom of Esports and its Impact on the Sports Industry
Extracurricular
Engagement
Opportunities
(Evening)
Social Activity Social Activity

Northeastern Connection

Social Activity

Northeastern Connection

Social Activity

Northeastern Connection

Asynchronous Accelerate Welcome and Orientation (additionally, orientation will be offered synchronously on July 27)
Additional Academic Content
Platform Assistance and How-To Content

Exploring Healthcare Solutions

July 20

Through this half-day interactive virtual program, students will explore the broad scope of careers in health professions with well-established representatives from multiple fields. Students will participate in large group and breakout sessions focusing on how different healthcare professionals are affected by and approach a dilemma facing communities throughout the world.

Learn more about Exploring Healthcare Solutions

Ethics For Artificial Intelligence And Digital Technologies

July 21 (Session has reached capacity)

Students will tackle some of the deepest and hardest challenges raised by emerging technologies such as machine learning and virtual reality, learning how to draw on the insights of philosophy to better understand and resolve these challenges while working to develop core ethical reasoning skills.

Learn more about Ethics for Artificial Intelligence and Digital Technologies

Bioengineering: Tissue Engineering, Pandemics, And Image Analysis

July 22 (Session has reached capacity)

During this program, students will learn how engineers understand a wide variety of biological systems using mathematical models.

Learn more about Bioengineering: Tissue Engineering, Pandemics, and Image Analysis

Experiential Entrepreneurship

July 23 (Section has reached capacity)
July 28

This program is designed for future entrepreneurs looking to change the world with their ideas. Students will learn how to come up with a great idea and what it takes to pitch that idea to others. This opportunity to go from an idea to a pitch for high school students is a one-of-a-kind experience.

Learn more about Experiential Entrepreneurship

Coronavirus, Inequality, and the Law: The Pandemic And The Disparate Impact On Communities Of Color

July 24 (Session has reached capacity)

It has been widely reported that the novel coronavirus is severely impacting communities of color. The reasons for this are numerous and largely grounded in the law’s historically unequal treatment of marginalized and underprivileged groups. Students will explore how the law, influenced by social hierarchies and power, created structures and institutions that permitted these inequalities to take hold, leading to the terrible, and often deadly, consequences of the pandemic.

Learn more about Coronavirus, Inequality, and the Law

Engineering Innovation & Design

July 27 (Section has reached capacity)
July 29

In this highly creative, interdisciplinary and fun design lab, students are challenged to assess and identify the needs of a fictitious character, creatively study, invent, and present an engineering solution that meets the requirements and constraints of the project.

Learn more about Engineering Innovation & Design

DIY Books: The Past And Future Of Independent Publishing

July 28

During this two-session program, students will have the opportunity to discuss the past and future of independent publishing. During the first session, Making a Zine, students will discuss the history of ‘zines as community-driven, DIY modes of publication, particularly for marginalized and underrepresented groups. During the second session, Weaving Interactive Literature with Twine, students will be introduced to Twine, a popular platform for writing electronic literature, indie video games, and even scripts for interactive television, such as the Black Mirror episode “Bandersnatch” leading to a discussion on what “the book” might become in the digital age.

Learn more about DIY Books

Crafting Your Portfolio: Highlight What You Do Best

July 29

Students will have the opportunity to meet with Northeastern faculty who specialize in their particular design interest. The College of Arts, Media and Design faculty will work with students on individual assignments that will help in cultivating a portfolio that demonstrates specific interests and talents in their best light.

Learn more about Crafting Your Portfolio

The Boom of Esports and its Impact on the Sports Industry

July 30

Students will complete an in-depth analysis of the Esports industry and Esports at a college and university level. The session will explore the cultural and socioeconomic impact of Esports on a college campus and a global scale. Students will gain perspective and hear about first-hand experiences from the current Northeastern University Esports Administration.

Learn more about the Boom of Esports and its Impact on the Sports Industry