Summer of a Lifetime for the Class of 2019

ITW David Speer Academy's 2nd Annual Summer of a Lifetime is made possible through the incredibly generous support of Mrs. Barb Speer, Principal Mulder, Rosemary Matzl & ITW, and the families and supporters of our Rising Junior class. We also greatly appreciate Jill Kohlberg, Executive Director of Noble Network's Summer of a Lifetime Program, and the members of the Summer of a Lifetime Board, whose student-centered vision and financial support make this critical program a possibility on campuses throughout the Noble Network.

"It's the values you display in your life that will inspire others to follow." - David Speer

Speer Academy's Summer of a Lifetime for the Class of 2019

SOL Travel Updates

Map of SOL Colleges & Universities

Please see below for the entire list of programs that Speer Academy's rising Juniors will attend during the summer of 2017.

Fundraising obligation of $50 to be submitted to either the Main Office or on GoFundMe: Speer Academy College Experience was due Friday, April 28.

Our SOL Speer Send-Off (MANDATORY) was on Wednesday, June 7th at 6:00 p.m. You can view the slide presentation if you weren't able to attend.

This site is constantly being updated so please check back for the most current information. Please email Ms. Kerr if there are any errors or omissions. Travel information updated here.

Take a look at a Map of 2019's SOL Colleges & Universities: See where our rising juniors will be spending part of their summer learning about STEM.


Many programs will either email or mail information you'll need to know before you go. Please be sure to check your email + the mail that comes to your house for this information.

You can also let your fingers do the walking... when in doubt go online & find out!!

Many programs also post information on their website either as downloadable packets or under their Frequently Asked Questions sections. Program & packing information was found online for the following programs:


Auburn University

Brown University: Summer@Brown

Carleton College

DePaul University: Game, Cinema & Animation Summer Academy

  • Jesus Acevedo

Dominican University: Summer Workshops

George Washington University: Summer Immersion

Harvard University: Harvard Pre-College Program

Hope College: Summer Engineering Academy (July 9-15)

  • Jose Beccerill Hernandez, Edwin Jaramillo, Wayne Williams

Indian Hills STEM Scholars Program in partnership with Speer Academy (June 18-22)

  • Yedid Armendariz, Karely Campoverde, Raul Cano, Kaleb Clemons, Jennifer Cristobal, Miracle Cruz, Nayelli Escalera, Santina Foerster, Ayleen Gomez, Jayden Gonzalez, Kiara Gonzalez, Josiah Green, Nancy Gutierrez, Emilio Hernandez, Juan Leyva, Jovanny Lopez, Wilmer Lopez, Juan Carlos Luz, Jared Medrano, Nicholas Medrano, Alexis Mendez, Bryan Mendez, Eric Mizhquiri, Ashanti Mitchell, Shania Mitchell, Felipe Moreno, Samuel Ortiz, Athena Pekarek, Elian Presa, Eduardo Rico, Sebastian Rivera, Adam Rodriguez, Angel Rodriguez, Leila Soto, Fred Torres, Elisabeth Tubbs, Beslymar Vargas, Jamilex Velazquez , Cindy Villagomez

Indiana State University: Summer Honors Program (July 16-22)

Indiana University: Business is Global: Summer Language Program

  • Fernando Soto

Indiana University: Game Development Camp (3D)

  • Brian Mora, Justin Negrete, Nathaniel Perez, Alan Ramirez, Michael Rosado, Efrain Tirado

Indiana University: GirlPowered! Game Development Camp

  • Carmen Arroyo, Alyssa Escanio

Indiana University: High School Journalism Institute

  • Kaiya Butler, Jocelyn Camacho, Isabella de Jesus, Carol Hernandez

Indiana University: Jim Holland Summer Science Research Program

  • Maritza Vargas

Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis: POWER Summer Camp for Girls

  • Diamond Burks, Leslie Cazares, Alma Paz, Kayla Quiles, Alitzah Torres, Melanie Zuniga

Indiana University: School of Informatics & Computing Camp

  • Justin Alicea, Daniel Bautista, Dany Raya, Arianna Urena, Erick Velazquez

Iowa State University: Design Dimensions Camp

  • Leslie Ramirez, Daniel Rivera

Johns Hopkins University: Discover Hopkins Program

  • Cindy Sida

Lawrence Technological University's Summer Camps

Marquette University-ITW Summer STEM Experience sponsored by ITW (June 18-24)

  • Wendy Alanis, Jacqueline Almazan, Saul Bahena, Esmeralda Carbajal, Joanna Dominguez, Cristina Gamez, Marius Guyton, Maya Hunter, Alyah Hurtado, Cristina Ibarez, Larissa Lozano, Emely Marchan, Carl Martin, Stephanie Martinez, Yaritza Martinez, Melissa Mata, Christian Medrano, Amayranet Mendoza, Mariah Montanez, Maria Nunez, Eduardo Pedraza, Jocelyn Santana, Melanie Velazquez, Toneice Watkins, Aquantis Wells, Serena Williams

Marquette University

Michigan State University

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Missouri University of Science & Technology

North Park University: Summer Science Academy

  • Fin, Fur & Feathers (July 10-20): Jazlyne Otero
  • Human Anatomy Boot Camp (July 31-August 3): Maricruz Arista, Aliyah Martinez, Leticia Martinez, Cynthia Medrano, Adriana Nevarez
  • Key Ingredient: What's in Your Food? (July 24-27): Jadira Gomez

Northern Illinois University: STEM Career Explorations (three sessions during the summer)

  • Coding: Adamaris Hernandez, Francisco Moreno, Jr.
  • Health Sciences: Selena Chepillo, Jorge Granillo, Maria Jimenez, Karina Martinez, Gisselle Mora, Abril Peralta, Diana Quizhpi, Vyeron Parayno
  • Life Sciences: Angela Delgado, Kevin Garcia, Jenny Hernandez, Alyna Molina
  • Physical Sciences: Sharjeel Hamid

Northern Illinois University: 34th Annual Sports Medicine Student Workshop (July 9-12)

  • Nelly Hernandez, Martin Miranda, Heaven Triplett, Sebastian Vazquez, Larry Villanueva

Purdue University

Stanford University: Pre-Collegiate Summer Institutes

Syracuse University: Summer College

Thomas More College

United States Naval Academy

University of Arizona: Summer Engineering Academy

University of Dayton

University of Florida

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Engineering Summer Camp (July 24-28): Angel Colon, Estrella Fuentes, Irenee Mulbah, Epidmenio Ocampo, Sebastian Vazquez

University of Maryland

University of Michigan

University of Missouri

University of Pennsylvania

University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Rochester

The University of the South

Valparaiso University

Worcester Polytechnic Institute: Frontiers Program

  • Lindsey Jeronimo, "Biomedical Engineering" & "Creative Writing" (July 9-21)

Wright State University: Residential Institutes

Marquette ITW Speer Amtrak Banquet 2017.pdf
Indian Hills 2017 WHAT TO BRING.pdf
SOL Send Off Flyer 2017.pdf