FAME / UD Summer Residential Program and Application

About the FAME / UD Summer Residential Program

The FAME/UD Summer Residential Program has as its focus science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Mathematics and science continue to hold the primary focus of this four-week program. The following material highlights program goals, curriculum, and participant selection criteria. Admission to this very ambitious and challenging program, as always, will be highly competitive. Please note: The ability to offer the FAME/UD Summer Residential Program is contingent upon receiving funding from all sponsors.



Marianne Johnson, Director, FAME/UD Summer Residential Program

FAME/UD Summer Residential Program and Application

Special Note: Open to active participants of FAME Delaware only. For details go to FAME Delaware, Inc.

Program Goals:

  1. To increase the effective participation of African American, Hispanic/Latino, and Native American youth in engineering and other science professions.
  2. To provide accelerated academic enrichment instruction in mathematics, science, English and engineering related material.
  3. To provide an intense and demanding academic setting resembling a college engineering curriculum.
  4. To simulate a college/campus life experience for students.
  5. To provide professional/personal development workshops, assistance in college selection and information on the engineering and science professions.



  1. Student must be an active participant of FAME Delaware.
  2. Students must be in 10th or 11th grade at the time of application.
  3. Students selected to participate in the program must express an interest in engineering, mathematics and/or the applied sciences.
  4. Students must be enrolled in a college preparatory curriculum receiving grades of “B” or better especially in mathematics, science and English courses.
  5. Students must submit a copy of their high school transcript and a copy of their most recent grade report card.
  6. Students must submit a one-page essay or statement on why they desire to come to the program.
  7. Students must submit a letter from 2 of the following: current (or most recent) high school math instructor, current (or most recent) science instructor, and/or current English instructor describing the student’s math, science, and/or English abilities, strengths and weaknesses.
  8. Students must also submit, if taken, their PSAT scores.
  9. Students are expected to attend all 4 weeks of the program. **No student may be absent from the program more than 3 times. All absences must be approved by the Program Director**


Program Dates:

June 28 to July 24, 2020

Duration: Four Weeks (home on weekends)

Students will depart campus between 1-2 PM on Friday, July 3rd and return on Sunday, July 5th between 6 – 8 PM.


Application Deadline:

5:00 PM on April 17, 2020.


  • Rising 11th Grade – Algebra II or Precalculus, Chemistry, English and Chemistry Technology
  • Rising 12th Grade – Precalculus or Calculus, Physics, English and Engineering Design


****IMPORTANT: The structured nature of the curriculum of this program does not provide for cross-curriculum offerings for individual students. All students must take the courses indicated for their grade, which means, under no circumstances will a rising 11th grade student take Physics or Calculus.

To Apply:

Online Application

Supporting application documents:

The information requested from applicants will allow us to make final preparations for the program. Only applicants who submit the requested information as completely as possible will be considered for participation.

  • A copy of your high school transcript
  • Your most recent report card
  • One-page essay
  • A letter from two of the following: your present or most recent high school math instructor, detailing your math abilities; your present or most recent science instructor, which provides insight into your level of science preparation; and/or your present English instructor to provide insight into your writing ability. (Please note: This program is designed for students who have shown proficiency in mathematics, science, and English, and who wish to explore career possibilities in engineering. There is a separate curriculum for rising 11th and 12th graders. Unfortunately, we cannot provide cross curriculum offerings for individual students, for example: rising 11th grade students may under no circumstances take Physics or Calculus.)

Please send your supporting application documents to:

FAME/UD Summer Residential Program

College of Engineering

141 DuPont Hall

Newark, DE 19716

Attn: Office of Student Development & Support

If you have any questions, please contact our office at 302-831-6315. We look forward to receiving an application package from you soon.

Employment Opportunities

Applications are being accepted for the following positions for the FAME/UD Summer Residential Program to take place on UD’s campus from June 26 – July 25, 2020. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis. Application packet must be complete before an interview can be scheduled. Best Consideration Date: May 1, 2020. Please note: The ability to offer this program is contingent upon receiving funding from a number of sources

Current Opportunities:

Please click each job title for full details (PDF)

To Apply:

A complete application includes:

  1. Detailed letter of interest-specific to position-please indicate position(s) for which applying
  2. Current resume
  3. Two current letters of recommendation. (Cannot be from a family member or current undergraduate student. Must be on letterhead with an original signature-not electronic.)

These items should be sent to Ms. Marianne T. Johnson at mtj@udel.edu. Only electronic documents will be accepted. Completion of the application process includes an interview. Not all applicants will be interviewed. Only applicants with completed applications will receive an interview.


  • Effective January 1, 2011, all University of Delaware employees must complete a criminal background check.  More information about this process will be provided if you are selected for a position.
  • Hall Manager and Assistant Hall Manager positions: By the time of employment, you must have completed at minimum a bachelor’s degree.
  • RA positions: By the time of employment, you must have completed a minimum of 1 year of post-secondary study (4 year or 2 college/university).
  • Interest in working with high achieving 11th & 12th grade students who have an interest in Engineering/Science/Math/Technology.
  • Interest in serving in the capacity of a mentor.
  • Ability to problem-solve and address situations in a mature manner.
  • Engineering/Science/Math/Technology background not required.

Additional Information:

Further details about the student population you would work with are available in the Summer Residential Program description above. The program duration is 4 weeks with 2 days of staff orientation beginning Friday, June 26nd. All staff must live with the students from Sunday – Friday of each week. The program is not in operation during the weekends and, while staff may remain in the residence hall, they are not “on duty.” Student participants leave the residence hall each Friday evening and return early Sunday afternoon.

This is a paid position; room and board are included. Please refer all inquiries to Ms. Johnson, Director, FAME/UD Summer Residential Program at mtj@udel.edu or 302-831-6315. Please feel free to share this position announcement with your colleagues at other colleges/universities.