Mission – Advance leadership and excellence of science and technology of the United States and to empower and inspire the next generation of Americans

Program highlights: Interactive lectures, Leadership & Entrepreneurship workshop, Lab and campus tours, Project design presentation & mentoring by distinguished professors and senior executives and leaders from institutions such as Princeton, Caltech, Columbia, Microsoft, Shell, Google. The top three presentations with impactful and creative ideas at Princeton academy will win the AAASE Summer Academy DDL best presentation awards with $2000, $1500, and $1000, respectively, for the first, second, and third places.

Princeton University Summer Academy (in person)

Time: Jun 26 – Jul 1, 2023, 9AM-5PM (Day Program Only)

Venue: D221 E-Quad, Olden Street, Princeton University, Google Map

Number of student admission: ~50

California Institute of Technology Summer Academy (in person)

Time: July 10 - 14, 2023, 9AM-5PM (Day Program Only)

Venue: Keck Center, California Institute of Technology, Google Map

Number of student admission: ~30

Theme: Dare Mighty Things

Co-organized by Boya Foundation and LEAP Career Development Forum

Tuition fee**

Lifetime Member*

Regular Member*

No member










*Lifetime member and regular member status need to be validated by Jan 31st

**Tuition fee is paid after admission acceptance notice (April 8th). Tuition includes lunches and one reception

Program, Application, and Eligibility

Program: 2023 summer academy program is under development. Please use 2022 AAASE Summer Academy Program information as an example for the 2023 program. Some 2022 summer academy students reflection can be found here:

Eligibility: 10th-12th grades in the fall of 2023, US citizen or Green card holder

Application fee: The application fee is $20 (the application fee will be deducted from the tuition fee if students are admitted), and need to be paid via Zelle using AAASE.org@gmail.com before the application closing day March 1, 2023.

Application and deadlines:

Feb 1, 2023: online application will open soon (the application link will be posted here on Feb.1)

Mar 1, 2023: application will be closed on midnight (PST)

Apr 8, 2023: admission date; email notification to students and parents

Apr 15, 2023: acceptance confirmation, parent agreement, tuition payment, and university policy agreement

Jun 26, 2023: Princeton campus academy starts at Princeton University

Jul 10, 2023: Caltech campus academy starts at Caltech

Application document required: The following items are needed to be submitted at the time of application

  • 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)

  • One-page CV of the student

  • SAT/ACT/PSAT/PACT if available

  • application fee for review and evaluation

For questions about the summer academy application: Caltech: yutaohe@aaase.org; Princeton: yuanxue@aaase.org