Programs & Funding

SPSI is a three week enrichment program to students who are members of an under-represented minority (African ancestry, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, or Pacific Islander) sciences.

Approximately 20 students are selected to participate.

The program consists of three one-week modules of instruction to include topics in physics, biology, chemistry, and environmental science.

Experienced educators engage the STEM-Prep Summer Institute participants in hands-on activities relating to the different types of research conducted at BNL.

**SPSI is a commuter program, transportation to and from BNL is not provided.**

Audience for This Program

Ninth Grade Under-represented minority in sciences.

Rules & Eligibility Criteria

  1. Students should have demonstrated ability and/or potential in science-oriented studies and activities.
  2. Students are currently enrolled in the ninth grade.
  3. Student must be present and available from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for the during the three weeks of the program.
  4. Student must have reliable transportation to and from the Laboratory.
  5. Selected students will be ask to interview before final acceptance decisions are made.

Only high schools in Suffolk County, Nassau County and Inner City Outreach schools are invited to submit nominees for participation.

Application Process

Students, see your school guidance counselor, science teacher or STEP coordinator for an application.

Guidance Counselors, teachers and administrators, if you have not received an email with the application information,and would like to, please email a request to Aleida Perez at

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