Georgia Tech

Summer Springboard program for high school students at Georgia Tech in Atlanta

Campus Overview

Students have the opportunity to spend their summer session at Georgia Tech a leading research institute ranked in the top 10 of public U.S. universities. Georgia Tech is located in the heart of Atlanta, gives easy access to explore a city known for its importance in both the Civil War and Civil Rights movement.

Note: Summer Springboard programs are not run by Georgia Tech. GA Tech and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.


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Session Dates:
June 16, 2024 June 28, 2024


Georgia Tech
Atlanta, GA


  • I learned amazing things that I didn’t think I would be exposed to before medical school! Summer Springboard helped me confirm my love of medicine!

    Megha J.

  • It was nice to have an actual engineer as the instructor of the course who had been on the job for most of his life.

    Griffin H.

  • I was able to have experiences that I would not have gotten otherwise without Summer Springboard. Like visiting real newsrooms and talking to a handful of other journalists of all types.

    Erin B.

Academic Courses

At Summer Springboard we believe learning should be inspiring and interactive. We have worked hard to design courses, field trips and guest lectures that reflect the resources of the Atlanta area. Whenever possible, classes are held outdoors, on-site or in a lab-type setting to allow students as many ’hands on’ opportunities as possible. Field trips and guest speakers take the learning experience beyond the classroom and leverage all that Atlanta has to offer.

In addition to our academic morning courses, students spend the afternoon either in electives (i.e. Public Speaking, Creative Writing, Athletics, College Prep and Photography) or doing our True You program which explores elements of one's real self including strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.

Biomedical Engineering

autodesk interactive gallery

Do you love engineering, computers and also life sciences? Are you interested in diagnosing and designing devices to diagnose and treat diseases? The Summer Springboard Biomedical Engineering course exposes students to the basics of a career in one of the hottest engineering fields today.

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Cyber Security at Georgia Tech

Do you wonder how computer hackers gain access to your bank accounts and personal information? Students are introduced to various concepts in security, including malware, Internet security, cyber terrorism and fraud, firewalls, privacy, policies/procedures, and legal and regulatory aspects of cybersecurity. Students learn about the various paths to a cyber security career – engineering vs. policy and learn to become “ethical hackers” in this exciting field.

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Data Science

Data Science

Did you know that data scientists have the  highest-paying jobs for students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in the United States? With the booming influence of data, more data-related job roles and opportunities are available than ever before. From improving decision making processes to releasing innovations, data has become essential to the success of every industry.

In this students will recognize essential data science techniques, such as data visualization and data wrangling. Students will also have an opportunity to explore modern machine learning methodologies and algorithms to build predictive models. According to the Bureau of Labor statistics, this is one of the fastest growing fields in the nation, employment is projected to grow 36% from now through 2031!

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Emergency Medicine

students performing CPR on dummies

This program gives you a 360 degree view of the medical and healthcare field through immersive learning and hands-on projects. In the first week, students will learn how to take vital signs and perform CPR. They will also work on key wilderness medicine techniques and visit a simulation lab where med students and faculty are trained and evaluated.  In the second week, students put their skills to the test in a mass casualty incident simulation during which students triage and stabilize victims. By using an experiential learning approach, students will quickly engage in these topics, and the instructor introduces the underlying theory and concepts as students tackle issues while working to support, diagnose, and save their patients. 


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Product Design

Have you ever wondered how manufactured everyday objects are envisioned and created? Do you dream of designing products? Do you love engineering, art, and business,? If you can see yourself in a future career path of industrial design or product design, this course is for you! In this course, you will learn how to develop a product from an idea to production, enhancing skills which to bring innovative products to consumers. Learn first-hand more about what it takes to become an industrial designer, which software and techniques are used, and how to develop innovative, useful, safe, and ecologically sound products! From discovering key industrial design concepts, to considering real-world product design challenges, this summer program will cover a lot of ground in two weeks.

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Activities & Trips

Students will have ample opportunity to tour Atlanta - known as the birthplace of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coca Cola, as well as the host of the 1996 Olympics. Students will experience all that "the Big Peach" has to offer.

  • Goliath Ride at Six Flags over Georgia
  • Sunset skyline image of Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA

While in "the Big Peach" students will have a city tour which will likely include visits to historic sites such as the Centennial Olympic Park/Skyview Atlanta, World of Coca Cola, Summit Skyride Stone Mountain, Georgia Aquarium and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

Six Flags over Georgia

Students will spend a day at Six Flags over Georgia - the "Thrill Capital of the South"! Six Flags offers an abundance of roller coasters, attractions and games.

Track-Specific Excursions

Each academic course may also take subject matter specific excursions to help round out the student experience.

Student Life

Students live and study at Georgia Tech on one of the most green urban campuses in the U.S. Surrounded by nature, but in the heart of the city, students have the best of both worlds.


Students will be housed in suite-style air-conditioned rooms on gender-segregated floors. All rooms include bed (with extra-long mattress), desk, desk chair, wardrobe and dresser. Mentors live on same floors as students.


All dormitories have 24-hour security and uses electronic keys to enter each building and dorm room. University security is on 24-hour patrol and available to any student that may need assistance during the Atlanta summer program for high school students.

Note: Summer Springboard programs are not run by our campus partners. Universities and their affiliated departments are not responsible for the Summer Springboard program in any way.

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Summer Springboard Pre-College Summer Program