Summer Programs

UML Engineering Scholarship

In partnership with UMass Lowell, MCC is encouraging Engineering students to consider a summer course in Surveying or Properties of Matter.  If one of these is required of your MCC degree, you might be eligible!  Students in good academic standing with the necessary prerequisites and recommendation of an MCC Engineering faculty member may apply.  Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis until filled.  See the information sheet for more details and apply here: will be accepted through May 30th.

STEM Starter Academy Summer Bridge (August 3 - August 7)

This program is an introduction and preparation program for new or first-year MCC students interested in majoring in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or Health disciplines.  This is a FREE one-week program designed to help students transition to College and be successful in their first year while simultaneously exploring Health and STEM lab skills and career pathways.  Summer Bridge “scholars” earn TWO credits (IDS101 and IDS135) while developing connections and a stronger sense of belonging to MCC through community building activities, peer mentoring, and proactive advising that continue beyond the summer and throughout their academic career at MCC. Course runs one week, Monday-Friday from 8:30-3:30 with one off campus field trip.  Connect with your advisor or SSA to confirm eligibility and to learn how to register.

Summer Transfer Academies

The Department of Higher Education wants to continue to support community college students in their education as they pursue bachelor’s degrees at one of Massachusetts’s public 4-year institutions. Students transferring from one of the fifteen community colleges in Massachusetts and transferring to a state college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field are welcome to apply to this program.  Graduating MCC students can apply to any institution they are planning to transfer to. 

UMass Lowell

A unique partnership with UML offers a FREE online stem course and student success program.  See for more details and the applications. 

Bridgewater State

BSU is offering a STEM Summer Transfer Academy this summer for community college students transferring to BSU in STEM in Fall 2020.

UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst Transfer Academy is offering a FREE writing course for their incoming Fall 2020 STEM transfer students. 


Math Academy - Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry (July 7 - August 14)

STEM Summer Math Academy provides students with a FREE six-week, 6 credits accelerated Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry course that will prepare them to qualify for Calculus I for Engineering & Science programs by Fall.  The Program offers academic support to better equip students for success.  The course is rigorous and requires commitment and organization.  Interested students who meet the prerequisites should apply here: program has been cancelled for summer 2020.  Please continue to visit this site for future dates and updated information. 

Research Experiences for Undergraduates

Research Experiences for Undergraduates (or REUs) are competitive summer research programs for undergraduates in the STEM majors. The programs are sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and are hosted in various universities. REUs provide students with an opportunity to build their laboratory skills and participate in real research. MCC students have participated in REUs and internships in the fields of nanotechnology, polymer science, engineering, robotics, computer science and biotechnology.  Some available opportunities are listed here:

Additional local research experiences may be available each summer at UMass Lowell.  Stipends are available for summer commitments.  MCC STEM majors are encouraged to reach out to STEM Starter Academy or their faculty for details.


Last Modified: 5/20/20