Info Seminar

We will hold the second info seminar on April 7th, at 6:30pm (PST). Please register here. Anyone can attend, for free.


Watch this video​ to learn more about the topics covered in the academy, an this video​ from a representative applicant.

Program, Application, Eligibility

Mission 


Program highlights 

  • Stimulating lectures by top professors and industry icons, covering 4 exciting areas: AI & Machine Learning, Energy & Materials Science, Biology, and Rockets & Space Exploration. Faculty members include distinguished academics and leaders from institutions such as Stanford University, Princeton University, Columbia University, and cutting-edge startups
  • STEM leadership & entrepreneurship workshops and a week-long group design project, mentored by distinguished leaders and renowned entrepreneurs. The program will culminate in a group project presentation on demo day
  • Top 2 winning teams from the Silicon Valley Summer Camp will be invited to the inaugural AAASE Fellow Summit at the National Academy of Science and Engineering headquarters, and compete with Princeton Summer Camp's top 2 teams to win the national championship!
  • 7-day full room and board on Stanford campus, allowing you to be fully immersed in the Stanford campus experience
  • Please refer to 2022 AAASE Summer Academy Program and 2023 Summer Academy Program for examples of past agenda. Reflections from past summer academy students can be found here.


Eligibility 

  • Rising 9th-12th grades in US high schools, in the Fall of 2024.
  • US citizen or Green card holders


Application and Deadlines 


  • Feb 12, 2024: Online application starts at 12:00am (PST)
  • April 16, 2024: Application will be closed at 11:55pm (PST)
  • May 13, 2024: Admission date. Email notification will be sent to 40 selected students and their parents
  • May 20, 2024: Acceptance confirmation, parent agreement, tuition payment, and university policy agreement
  • Aug 4, 2024: AAASE Summer Academy starts



Application Documents


The following items are required during registration:

  • Student's official transcript from school (an unofficial transcript is fine if an official transcript cannot be uploaded). There is no minimum GPA requirement.
  • Essay: What do you want to do when you grow up? What inspired you? (< 500 words)
  • Essay: What do you want to achieve through AAASE Summer Academy? (< 500 words)
  • Resume of the student
  • SAT/ACT/PSAT/PACT if available (optional)



Application Fee

  • $30, non-refundable. Please click "Register" button to apply.

Tuition Fee

  • AAASE Lifetime Member: $2200 (The lifetime member status needs to be validated by 1/1/2024)
  • Non Lifetime Member: $2700

Note: Tuition fee is paid after admission acceptance notice. Tuition includes 7-day full room and board at Stanford University.

Lecturers and Speakers

Yi Cui (Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Director of the Stanford Sustainability Accelerator at Stanford University)

Yi Cui

Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Director of the Stanford Sustainability Accelerator at Stanford University

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Chuck Eesley (Associate Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, Lecturer at Stanford's Technology Ventures Program)

Chuck Eesley

Associate Professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University, Lecturer at Stanford's Technology Ventures Program

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Lawrence Fung (Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, Director of the Stanford Neurodiversity Project)

Lawrence Fung

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, Director of the Stanford Neurodiversity Project

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Demi Guo (CEO & Co-founder of Pika Labs ($200M idea-to-AI starup), Silver Medalist of International Olympiad in Informatics 2015)

Demi Guo

CEO & Co-founder of Pika Labs ($200M idea-to-AI starup), Silver Medalist of International Olympiad in Informatics 2015

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Edward Guo (Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director of the Bone Bioengineering Laboratory at Columbia University)

Edward Guo

Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Director of the Bone Bioengineering Laboratory at Columbia University

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Yiguang Ju (Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, Director of DOE's Energy Earthshot Research Center)

Yiguang Ju

Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University, Director of DOE's Energy Earthshot Research Center

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Peter Michelson (Professor of Physics at Stanford University, Principal Investigator of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope)

Peter Michelson

Professor of Physics at Stanford University, Principal Investigator of the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

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Esther Wojcicki (Internationally Renowned Educator, Best-Selling Author, the

Esther Wojcicki

Internationally Renowned Educator, Best-Selling Author, the "Godmother of Silicon Valley"

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Elizabeth Xu (Former CTO of BMC Software, CEO of A2C Academy, Guest Lecturer of Digital Transformation at Stanford University)

Elizabeth Xu

Former CTO of BMC Software, CEO of A2C Academy, Guest Lecturer of Digital Transformation at Stanford University

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Hansong Zhang (Former Chief Scientist of Niantic (Pokemon Go), Founding VP of Technology of Roblox, Guest Professor of Generative Art at China Academy of Art)

Hansong Zhang

Former Chief Scientist of Niantic (Pokemon Go), Founding VP of Technology of Roblox, Guest Professor of Generative Art at China Academy of Art

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Sharon Zhou (Co-founder & CEO of Lamini, Faculty (Adjunct) in Generative AI at Stanford University, MIT Technology Review’s 35 Under 35)

Sharon Zhou

Co-founder & CEO of Lamini, Faculty (Adjunct) in Generative AI at Stanford University, MIT Technology Review’s 35 Under 35

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FAQs

  • What is the selection criteria? What kind of students are you looking for?

The students are selected based on their academic record, demonstrated leadership, participation in school and community activities, and passion and motivation to learn.

  • How many students will be enrolled in the camp this year? 

40 students.

  • Where can I find the program information? 

We are building this year's program. The tentative list of lecturers can be found above. 

  • What does a typical day at the camp look like? 

Please refer to our previous programs in 2022 and 2023. The day usually starts at 9 am and ends at 5pm. 

  • How will student groups be assigned?

Student participants will be organized into small groups, each comprising approximately four individuals, to collaboratively work on a group project throughout the duration of the week-long program. Group assignments will be determined based on common interests and mutual selection.

  • Does the Academy provide accommodation/room? 

Yes, it is residential. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

  • Is there financial support for students who can't afford the camp? 

Currently we don't provide financial aid. In addition, this is a non-for-profit program where the tuition is intended to cover all the costs only. 

  • Is the application cut-off date 4/15 or 4/16?

The application cut-off date has now been extended to April 16th, 2024 at 11:55pm PT     

  • Can current 8th grade students apply?    

Yes, the application is open to students who will be in 9th-12th grades in the Fall of 2024

  • How can the student be eligible for lifetime member tuition? 

Please refer to the AAASE website aaase.org on membership application. The student or parent must be a lifetime member by Jan 31st, 2024 to be eligible for the lifetime member tuition.

About Us

About AAASE Silicon Valley Summer Academy

  • The AAASE Silicon Valley Summer Academy is organized and led by a dedicated team of Silicon Valley based social entrepreneurs
  • Founding Team Members
  • Sally Shi: Founder, AAASE Board Member, Co-founder & CIO of ScalableVision Capital
  • Olivia JiCo-founder, Co-founder & President of Glue Up, Founder of He Feng Art Charity Fund
  • Elizabeth Xu: Co-founder, CEO of A2C Academy, Former CTO of BMC Software
  • Lu YangCo-founder, Senior Product Manager of Google, Former Management Consultant of McKinsey & Co.
  • Lu ZhangCo-founder, Founding Managing Partner of Fusion Fund, Young Global Leader with WEF (Davos)
  • Yuanrui ZhangCo-founder, Engineering Program Manager of Apple, Former Manager of Intel Corporation
  • We are looking for capable and passionate volunteers to join us! If you are interested, please reach out to inquiry-sv@aaase.org



About AAASE

  • The Asian American Academy of Science and Engineering (AAASE) focuses on promoting the participation of Asian Americans in the fields of science and engineering. AAASE's mission is to advance leadership and excellence of science and technology of the United States and to advocate for voices and rights of Asian Americans. To learn more, please visit the AAASE website

Venue

Stanford University
Stanford, California

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Contact us

For additional event or venue information, please send an email to inquiry-sv@aaase.org

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