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July 13-19, 2014


The CURIE Academy is a one-week summer residential program for high school girls who excel in math and science. The focus is on juniors and seniors who may not have had prior opportunities to explore engineering, but want to learn more about the many opportunities in engineering in an interactive atmosphere.

Cornell University's world-renowned faculty and graduate students will lead CURIE participants in classes, lab sessions, and project research. Social events, panel discussions, and other out-of-classroom activities will provide participants with opportunities to network informally with Cornell faculty, staff, and students.

Join us for the CURIE Academy and spend a week making new friends, experiencing life on a university campus, and exploring the many exciting possibilities awaiting you in engineering!

Learn about the CURIE Academy application requirements and tuition information by scrolling further down on this page!



CURIE Academy Application Requirements

Eligibility Requirements

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Be a rising junior or senior in high school

Application Requirements

Step 1: Complete the CURIE Academy Online Application which includes:

  •  A written essay with a maximum of 500 words, explaining:

- Why you want to participate in this program
- What you hope to gain from the experience
- What interests you about engineering 
- What thoughts you have about your future career

- We only accept online applications, this a preview of online application only

- Use this preview of the Curie Application as a resource prior to entering your data on the live Curie Online Application

Step 2: Submit the required supporting documents listed below:

  • Completed CURIE Academy Recommendation Form from a math or science teacher or a high school counselor

  • Official high school transcript

  • High school profile (may be obtained from your high school guidance office)

Submit the completed required supporting documents, to the following address:

The CURIE Academy
Diversity Programs in Engineering
146 Olin Hall
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY  14853

Tuition and Financial Assistance

CURIE Academy tuition, which includes room, board, and research supplies, is $1450 and is payable after notification of acceptance.

  • Financial assistance for tuition and/or travel is available based upon demonstrated need.

  • Submit the Application for Financial Assistance in conjunction with applying for CURIE Academy.

  • Financial assistance awards will be included with the notification of acceptance.

To apply for financial assistance, submit the following:


Online application: 11:59 p.m., Saturday, March 1, 2014
Postmark Deadline for Supporting Documents: Saturday, March 1, 2014
Admission Status Notification: mid-April, 2014

Contact us

For further assistance, please contact:

hp_logo Hewlett-Packard provides funding for a partial tuition scholarship for at least one CURIE Academy participant.
shell-60 Shell provides funding for tuition scholarships for at least two CURIE Academy participants.
ge-60 The GE Women's Network (Skaneateles, NY Division) provides funding for a partial tuition scholarship for at least one CURIE Academy participant.