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Pre-College Engineering and Computer Science Programs

Explore our Summer 2024 programs with focuses in engineering, artificial intelligence and computer science.

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Join Tufts for two weeks this summer in our immersive Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and Computer Science Pre-College programs for high school students! Tap into your forward-thinking side and put your problem-solving skills to work while meeting industry practitioners and fellow students from all around the world.

Whether your interests involve machine learning, civic and electrical engineering, or robotics, Tufts summer 2024 programs are suited to your ambitions and professional development.

Engineering with Artificial Intelligence

Session 1: July 7 – 19, 2024
Session 2: July 21 – August 2, 2024
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Learn about and engage with Artificial Intelligence and the sub-field of Machine Learning as a rapidly emerging field of innovation and discovery.


Coding Academy

July 21 – August 2, 2024
for-credit Tufts Credit
home Residential
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Enables students of all levels to establish a strong foundation in coding to solve real world problems.

Engineering Design Lab

Session 1: July 7 – 19, 2024 CLOSED
Session 2: July 21 – August 2, 2024 CLOSED
home Residential
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Explore the foundations of engineering design with hands-on experience in our state-of-the art maker space.


Engineering Investigations

Session 1: July 7 – 19, 2024 CLOSED
Session 2: July 21 – August 2, 2024 CLOSED
home Residential
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This program provides students with an overview of the different disciplines within engineering to broaden their understanding of the field and highlight the multiple ways engineers work and impact the world.


Related Summer Programs for High School Students



Tufts Summer Accelerator


The Tufts Summer Accelerator is designed to provide students with a chance to immerse themselves in the undergraduate experience, allowing highly motivated students to engage in their own academic interests and develop their own ideas. Students enroll in two college-level seminars per two-week session, designed specifically for high school students. These seminars are small (15-20 students), discussion-based, interactive sessions in subject areas from across the University. 

Choose from a variety of seminar topics including Social Psychology of Prejudice, Discrimination, and RacismRussia's war on Ukraine: why, why now, and what's next...Introduction to Children's MediaArt, Truth, and Misinformation, and many more. 

Meet our Program Leads


Merredith Portsmore, Program Director

School of Engineering

Merredith Portsmore is the Director of the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach, as well as a Research Associate Professor. She has the unique honor of being a “Quadruple Jumbo,” having received all her four of her degrees from Tufts University (B.A. in English, B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, M.A. in Education, and Ph.D. in Engineering Education). Portsmore's research interests focus on how children engage in constructing solutions to engineering design problems. Her outreach work focuses on creating resources for K-12 educators to support engineering education in the classroom. She is the founder of STOMP, LEGO, and the online Teacher Engineering Education Program.


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Tufts University's college prep courses for high school students let you proactively take charge of your future in engineering, AI, and computer science. Need more info? Get in touch with us today to explore our summer programs.


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