Competitions and Summer Camps

Explore Your Future

For high school students entering their junior or senior year in fall 2015. 

Explore Your Future (EYF) is a six-day career awareness program where students experience college life, enjoy hands-on activities, and get a taste of real world careers in the fields of business, computing, engineering, health sciences, science and art. The dates for the 2015 EYF program are July 11 – 16 and July 18 – 23. Application deadline: April 30, 2015. For details visit the EYF web site. Questions? Email


For girls and boys entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grade who are interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and math. July 26 – 31, 2015.

Campers will build a high-tech gadget, be a commander on a high-tech mission to Mars, conduct laboratory experiments and more. Registration deadline: May 31, 2015. Find more details on the TechGirlz website or TechBoyz website. Questions? Email: or

For middle school students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.

Student teams compete in several rounds that test speed, accuracy, teamwork and additional math skills.   April 10 – April 12, 2014. Deadline to register: December 15, 2014. Get the details here. Questions? Email

Steps to Success

For 7th, 8th, or 9th grade African-American, Latino, and Native American students.

Look for a Steps to Success camp at a location near you. Campers enjoy hands-on career-related activities and meet new friends at RIT. Deadline to register is May 31, 2015. Details here. Questions? Email

Spirit Writing Contest

For 10th – 11th grade writers.

The contest takes place in the spring with awards ceremony in the summer.
Deadline to enter: March 17, 2015Details here. Questions? Email

For 9th – 12th grade students with artistic talent.

Students win exciting prizes by expressing themselves through graphic media, Web design, 3-D animation, film, interactive media, and photo imaging. Deadline to enter is March 17, 2015Details here. Questions? Email