Science Opportunities

The Society of Women Engineers at the University of Virginia

  • invites high school seniors and juniors from Virginia to apply to our High School Visitation program on Saturday, November 19, 2016. The program gives young women a comprehensive look at engineering fields and UVA’s engineering curriculum through informative speakers and hands-on design activities. The program is designed to benefit participants with all levels of engineering experience, but we particularly target those students who are not yet familiar with the field and may be interested in applying to engineering schools or pursuing a STEM career.

    To apply, students should complete the HSV Fall 2016 Application. This fall session particularly targets high school seniors, but juniors can also apply. Students who have previously applied to HSV, are in the targeted grade level, and demonstrate a strong interest in engineering through their essay will receive priority acceptance and priority consideration for an overnight stay.

    The attached flier provides more information about the event and instructions on how to apply online through our website.

    The application must be completed online by 11:59 pm on Saturday, October 22, 2016.



  • For CURRENT 11th and 12 graders only:  VIRGINIA EARTH SCIENCE SYSTEMS SCHOLARS!!!  Click the link for more information and the application. The online application deadline is October 30, 2016.



    The Virginia Earth System Science Scholars (VESSS) program is an interactive on-line science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning experience, highlighted by a seven-day residential summer academy at NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. Students selected to participate in the program are immersed in NASA-related research through interaction with scientists, engineers and technologists. The program is a partnership between the Virginia Space Grant Consortium and NASA Langley Research Center with assistance from Hampton University. The Virginia Earth System Science Scholars program propose to build on the success of the award-winning Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars (VASTS) program, a program which has offered dual enrollment credit, through TNCC, to over 2900 students since 2008.


    VESSS 2016 Week 1:


    VESSS 2016 Week 2:

Academic Governor’s Schools

Programs in Agriculture, Humanities, Math/Science/Technology, Medicine/Health Sciences, Engineering, and Marine Science


Important Date:  The application for the Academic Governor’s School Programs, which require essays and two teacher recommendations, is due on Friday, January 6.


Again, you can find more information about all programs and a link to the applications here: