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65th Annual 
Frontiers of Science Institute
Science in a Changing World

FSI 2024: Sunday, June 9th

through Saturday, July 20, 2024!

FSI 65th Anniversary Program:

8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Frontiers of Science Alumni Breakfast

10:00 a.m. – noon
Frontiers of Science Student Poster Session

Noon – 2:00 p.m.
Frontiers of Science 65th Anniversary Luncheon

Alumni RSVP here!

What is FSI?

Since 1959, the Frontiers of Science Institute (FSI) at the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) in Greeley has provided opportunities for high school students with STEM aspirations to come together to explore. When you participate in FSI, you will have authentic, engaging experiences to grow your knowledge and interest in STEM. 

How does FSI work?

During the summer, you will engage in an intensive six-week curriculum via:
    • field trips,
      • Overnight field trips (with camping) may be scheduled and are mandatory
    • seminars by professionals from academia and industry,
    • mentored research,
    • classroom and laboratory work
    • and FSI’s new STEM Entrepreneurship Challenge  - learn about startup companies and explore how your STEM interests can be applied to a business model by creating a business in small groups and presenting to a panel of judges
Get a taste of the college experience through:
    • living in an on-campus dormitory,
    • sharing meals in campus dining halls,
    • attending college-level classes,
    • and the option to earn transferrable college credit

Who can apply to FSI?

Applicants should:
    • have a strong desire to challenge themselves and engage in STEM investigations
    • have a high level of self-discipline, dependability, and social maturity
    • be currently in high school grades 9-11

What does FSI cost?

The total cost of FSI is $6,000.
    • Many participants receive help paying for FSI through available scholarships
    • Scholarships are awarded based on several factors, including:
      • need
      • academic accomplishment
      • community involvement
    • You will be notified of scholarship awards when you are notified of acceptance.

FSI alum have the chance to receive a scholarship to become a Bear and attend the University of Northern Colorado!

Applying for FSI

Applications for 2024 are closed. Stay tuned for 2025!


Reach out to us with questions at FSI.admin@unco.edu

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Stay on Campus

You’ll stay in UNC dorms, eat in the dining halls and work in classrooms and labs in Ross Hall. Introduce yourself to college life and community living to promote personal and social growth. Through these experiences you’ll build rich insight into today’s science and technology and consider options for future STEM careers.