UNITE Program


UNITE is a four-to-six week, pre-collegiate, academic summer program for talented high school students from groups historically underrepresented and underserved in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).   

Funded by the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (AEOP) and coordinated by the Technology Student Association (TSA), the UNITE program is designed to encourage and help prepare students to pursue college-level studies, and ultimately, careers in engineering and related STEM fields.  More information about the AEOP can be found at www.usaeop.com.

In 2014, the first year of an anticipated two-year cycle, the UNITE program will serve rising 10th grade students (those between their 9th and 10th grade school year).  In its second year (pending ARMY approval and funding), the program will serve rising 11th grade students (those between their 11th and 12th grade school year).  For information about applying for the 2014 UNITE program, email or call the contact person from the appropriate institution listed in the chart below.      


Institution name City, State Contact name Phone
Alabama State University Montgomery, AL Dr. Carl S. Pettis 334/229-4465
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Colorado Springs, CO David Khaliqi 719/255-3595
Florida International University Miami, FL Dr. Norman Munroe 305/348-3556
Savannah State University Savannah, GA Dr. Asad Yousuf 912/695-5501
Xavier University of Louisiana New Orleans, LA Dr. Anderson Sunda-Meya 504/520-5107
Jackson State University Jackson, MS Dr. Francis Tuluri 601/979-2624
New Jersey Institute of Technology Newark, NJ Suzanne Berliner-Heyman 973/642-4795
University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM Katherine Love 505/277-9921

University of Pennsylvania


Philadelphia, PA Rebecca Hayward 215/746-8126
South Dakota School of Mines Rapid City, SD Dr. Travis Kowalski 605/394-6146

Current UNITE sites were selected through a competitive process. Institutions seeking additional information about the UNITE program should contact Hillary Lee, toll free at 888/860-9010 or by email at hlee@tsaweb.org.