- Listing Type: Summer Programs
- Destination: United States
- Program Delivery: Day, Residential
- Session Start: July
- Session Length: Three Weeks
- Entering Grade: 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
- Gender: Coed
- Category: STEM
- Sub-Categories: Astronomy, Engineering, Aerospace, Physics
- Selective: No
- Ages: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
- Minimum Cost: $1,500 - $2,999
- Call: (781) 431-2514
On this mission to Mars, students will design how we get there, how we land, how we survive once we are there, and if we are very lucky, how we get back to Earth....for those who wish to do so. This is a great pre-college program for teens interested in various fields like rocketry, physics, space biology, engineering, and 3D printing.
Since the 1960’s, the world has launched more than 40 missions to Mars. Six probes are currently orbiting Mars, with two Rovers exploring the surface of this fascinating planet.
So, why is Mars so interesting to some of the most intelligent minds on planet Earth? Planet Earth is exactly the reason: of all of the planets in our solar system, Mars has the highest number of similarities to Earth. Mars has: – An almost 24 hour day – A tilted axis that results in seasons – Evidence that there were lakes and oceans that once made this Red Planet habitable
Could it be habitable again? Can we establish life on Mars? Find out science’s most recent answers to these questions, and many, many more.
Year after year students who delay in applying find the program is sold out, so complete your application today. Join the mailing list at the very least so we don’t fall off your radar.
This is a competitive admissions summer research program designed for teens.
Design and learn the science behind rockets that can reach Mars with a PhD Physicist from Harvard who has been on a simulated Mars Mission. Review data with him on the effects of radiation — which astronauts are exposed to on their journey through space — on human health and genetic mutations. Learn about the satellites, spacecraft, and other aerospace technologies scientists are using to chart interplanetary travel. Use ‘Mars-like’ soil to plant vegetables in a temperature controlled green house and assess how they would survive on the red planet. The first humans may walk on the red planet in the next five years—The future is here. Be a part of the science of space exploration. Put principles of physics, genetics, chemistry, biology, and engineering into action.
Cost and Session Information
July 5 – July 23, 2021
Dana Hall – Wellesley, MA