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​Program Overview

  • Are you ready to embark on a journey that will ignite your curiosity and fuel your passion for learning?

  • How would you like to dive into the mysteries of the universe, build your own robots, or create cutting-edge art using the latest technology?


Sign up for the 2024 LEAP STEAM Summer Academy, themed as "Reach for the Stars", that will take place from July 22 to 26, 2024 at California Institute of Technology. This five-day comprehensive Summer Academy is designed specifically for aspiring middle school students (Grade 6 to Grade 8) who are eager to explore the exciting worlds of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). 

At the LEAP STEAM Summer Academy, you will engage in interactive lectures, hands-on workshops, and practical projects that blend minds-on and hands-on learning styles, all under the inspiring theme of “Reach for the Stars.”


Imagine deepening your understanding of diverse disciplines such as Math, Astronomy, Biology, Rocket Science and Space Exploration, Computer Science and Programming, Engineering Design, Robotics, Asian American History and Culture, Technology-Driven Art Design, Design Thinking, 3D Modeling, Technical Writing and Presentation, Project Management, and Leadership Development. 


What if you could not only learn these subjects but also apply your knowledge to solve real-world problems? Our program emphasizes the development of both hard and soft skills, equipping you with the tools needed to excel in coding, scientific research, public speaking, teamwork, and leadership.


Join us in a dynamic and collaborative environment where you will connect with like-minded peers from across the United States and around the world. Through team projects and group discussions, you will build lasting friendships and expand your network of future leaders who aspire to make a positive impact on their communities and the world.


Guiding you on this incredible journey will be an elite group of passionate educators and industry professionals, including Nobel Prize laureates, Members of the National Academy of Sciences, C-level corporate executives, and distinguished leaders in the STEAM and humanities fields, as well as talented undergraduate/graduates from top notch universities. These mentors will not only provide engaging lectures and facilitate hands-on activities but also offer invaluable insights into their areas of expertise and career mentorship. Are you ready to learn from the best and be inspired by their professional journeys? Join us this summer and take the first step towards reaching for the stars!


  • Rising 6th-8th grade students in US middle schools in the Fall of 2024.

Fees and Tuition

  • Application Fee: $20 (Not refundable). 

  • Tuition: $1250 (Including project materials, daily lunch, opening and closing ceremony meals, and souvenirs).

Application Documents

  • A copy of your transcript or report cards

  • A copy of your resume

  • An essay: "What do you want to do when you grow up?"  (< 300 words)

  • An essay: "What do you expect to gain from the 2024 STEAM Summer Academy? (<300 words)?"  (< 300 words)

Important Dates

  • Application Start Date: May 24, 2024

  • Application End Date: June 10, 2024

  • Notification Date: June 15, 2024

  • Summer Academy Start Date: July 22, 2024


Please sign up here .

For more information, please visit the LEAP website or email us at:

We hope to see you there!

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