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Summer 2020 Online Programs


Code Academy (online interactive platform that offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages including Python, Java, Go, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, C++, Swift, and Sass, as well as markup languages HTML and CSS.

GitHub (GitHub brings together the world's largest community of developers to discover, share, and build better software)

Horizon Academic (a program for high school students interested in doing a college-level academic research together with a professor)

Pioneer Academics (online research program with US college credit for high school students)


Amnesty Decoders

  • Amnesty Decoders is an innovative platform for volunteers around the world to use their computers or phones to help our researchers sift through pictures, information and documents.

  • A digital platform powering real-world impact.


  • “Skills-based volunteer matching,” and the site shares an enormous number of projects that are perfect for high school students who would like to gain practical skills while are social distancing.

Code for Social Good

  • Tech-related volunteer projects for students who already have skills in this area. Many are related to coding, and some involve other computer science-related activities.

Smithsonian Digital Volunteer: Transcription Center

  • Tutor children virtually.




  • Research projects with which students can engage virtually. There are great options for anyone seeking to become engaged with academic research in any discipline.


Columbia University Summer High School Programs

Cornell Online Courses for High School Students

Harvard Pre-College and Secondary Programs

Harvard Free Online Classes

Johns Hopkins Biomedical Engineering Innovation

Summer STEM Institute (A virtual institute to train future scientists, leaders, and entrepreneurs)

Stanford AI Scholars Live Online

Yale Open Courses



HARVARD: CS50's Introduction to Game Development

  • Learn about the development of 2D and 3D interactive games in this hands-on course

HARVARD: CS50's Web Programming with Python and JavaScript

  • This course picks up where CS50 leaves off, diving more deeply into the design and implementation of web apps with Python, JavaScript, and SQL using frameworks like Flask, Django, and Bootstrap.

HARVARD: CS50: Introduction to Computer Science

  • An introduction to the intellectual enterprises of computer science and the art of programming.


HARVARD: Lessons from Ebola: Preventing the Next Pandemic

  • Understanding the context for the Ebola outbreak: What went right, what went wrong, and how we can all do better.

HARVARD: The Health Effects of Climate Change

  • Learn how global warming impacts human health, and the ways we can diminish those impacts

HARVARD: Improving Global Health: Focusing on Quality and Safety

Access to healthcare services is critical – but is it enough?

HARVARD: Mechanical Ventilation for COVID-19

  • This course will provide licensed medical professionals with an understanding of mechanical ventilation so they can assist with the operation of mechanical ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic.


HARVARD: Fundamentals of Neuroscience, Part 1: The Electrical Properties of the Neuron

  • Learn how electricity makes the neurons in your brain tick.

HARVARD: Principles of Biochemistry

  • This introduction to biochemistry explores the molecules of life, starting at simple building blocks and culminating in complex metabolism.

HARVARD: Backyard Meteorology: The Science of Weather

  • Learn to forecast the weather just by looking out your window.

UC SAN DIEGO: So You Want to Be a Biomedical Engineer

  • Learn about biomedical engineering from top names in the field and how to plot your own educational and career path.


HARVARD: Using Python for Research

  • Take your introductory knowledge of Python programming to the next level and learn how to use Python 3 for your research.

HARVARD: Machine Learning

  • Build a movie recommendation system and learn the science behind one of the most popular and successful data science techniques.


HARVARD: Introduction to Linear Models and Matrix Algebra

  • Learn to use R programming to apply linear models to analyze data in life sciences.


HARVARD: Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies

  • Explore how entrepreneurship and innovation tackle complex social problems in emerging economies.

HARVARD: Nonprofit Financial Stewardship Webinar

  • The Introduction to Nonprofit Accounting and Financial Statements webinars provide a great opportunity to learn the basic principles of nonprofit accounting.

MIT: You Can Innovate: User Innovation & Entrepreneurship

  • Identify a problem, develop a solution, and bootstrap your entrepreneurial venture.

MIT: Entrepreneurship 101: Who is your customer?

  • Entrepreneurship can be learned. Begin your journey by learning the first important skill for aspiring entrepreneurs.


YALE: Financial Markets

  • An overview of the ideas, methods, and institutions that permit human society to manage risks and foster enterprise.

MIT: AP® Microeconomics

  • An overview of introductory microeconomics. Learn the key principles of economics and how to apply them to the real world - and the AP® exam!


University of Pittsburgh: Outlier

  • Earn college credit in Cal 1 or Intro to Psychology.


  • Build skills with courses from top universities like Yale, Michigan, Stanford, and leading companies like Google and IBM.



  • Students can access tutorials and lectures pre-recorded by experts in various fields.


  • Online learning with thousands of classes offered in programming, marketing, data science, business, IT, software & more.


Performix House

  • Group fitness classes online (see Heidi Jones).

Sackmann Hoop at Home

  • Basketball players interested in being recruited to DI, train at home with a world-reknown basketball clinician.

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