Join us from July 18–24, 2021

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:

  • Digital electronics with Minecraft with Dr. Faust (physics)
  • Building and competing with Gauss electromagnetic shooters with Drs. Zain and Everly (physics)
  • Star gazing  with Dr. Carter (astronomy and physics)
  • Building and battling bots with Drs. Zain and Everly (physics)
  • Dr. Brakke's soap bubble and time travel 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.
  • Experience the planetarium, star-gazing and telescope-making.
  • 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

The Comprehensive fee includes room, meals and all program materials.

  • Must register by July 2


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 2.

All supporting documentation must be received prior to your arrival on campus.

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

Jennifer Carter

Department: Physics
Assistant Professor of Physics

Bob Everly

Department: Physics
Visiting Lecturer in Physics
Capstone Research

Email Address
Phone Number 570-372-4211

With recent faster-spreading variants — especially those more severely affecting young adults and children — Susquehanna University instituted vaccination protocols for the health and safety of its students, faculty, staff and guests.

  • All students residing on campus over the summer, including high school students who participate in pre-college programs, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the time they arrive on campus. Fully vaccinated is defined as at least two weeks after the final dose.
    • The minimum age for getting vaccinated is determined by each COVID-19 vaccine. For the list of approved vaccinations and their age indications and schedule, visit this CDC page.
  • A copy of the student’s COVID-19 vaccination card must be submitted with the required medical form (accessible from each program page).

If you have questions regarding the summer vaccination requirement, email Michelle Harman at or call 570-372-4451.

*Participant safety is our highest priority. Susquehanna University reserves the right to cancel Summer Pre-College Programs if necessary in order to comply with local, state, and federal guidelines and recommendations.

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Summer Pre-College Programs

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Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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