STEM Starter Academy

STEM Starter Academy students in front of a classroom

STEM Starter Academy logoThe Commonwealth of Massachusetts is dedicated to investing in Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) research, education, and job and workforce development to meet the critical need for employees in these fields. 十大彩票平台 has developed the STEM Starter Academy (SSA) in response to the Commonwealth’s charge. SSA provides programs for a range of students including high school students, 十大彩票平台 students, and 十大彩票平台 STEM majors.

The driving principles of SSA are to support our underrepresented student populations with providing equity and access to STEM majors and pathways and to promote positive and equitable outcomes through intense student support and guidance.

Academy Objectives

  • To create student awareness of the value and demand for STEM majors offered at 十大彩票平台 and career opportunities.
  • To enhance student readiness to persevere in a rigorous STEM major through bootcamps, utilizing campus resources, provide STEM active learning opportunities, tutoring and peer- mentoring.
  • To improve student retention by intense case management strategy of intrusive advising, guidance, and support to handle academic challenges and overcoming life barriers.
  • To engage a more diverse student population underrepresented and underserved communities in the STEM workforce to promote positive and equitable outcomes.
  • To improve degree completion in a STEM major and transfer to a 4-year STEM degree program or join the STEM workforce.


Student Success Program

The Student Success Program provides students with FREE resources and support services available to students selected to participate in this program.

Summer Bridge Program

Want to get a head start on your STEM Academic Journey at 十大彩票平台? The STEM Summer Bridge Program will give you the opportunity to adapt to college life. 

College for Kids Summer Programs

Does your child want to learn more about STEM? FREE College for Kids Summer Programs are offered in Airbrushing and Programming a Mobile App.

STEM Internships

The STEM Internship program is for STEM majors who want to gain experience within their field of study.

Two-to-Four-Year Summer STEM Transfer Academy

Getting ready to graduate from your STEM program at 十大彩票平台? The Two-to-Four-Year Summer STEM Transfer Academy prepares you for your transition to one of the Massachusetts Public Institutions.

Student Success and Testimonials

Student reflections on STEM Starter Academy Experiences

My experience at SSA summer bridge program, I can say, was phenomenal. I was unsure of my major before I participated, however, by the completion I had confidence in my choice of STEM major SSA Student


If you have any questions regarding the STEM Starter Academy, please contact us using the information below.

Samar Ghrear
Director of the STEM Starter Academy

Jason Phillips
STEM Internship Coordinator