NuVu Summer is back for another season of creative hands-on learning - Onsite!

NuVu On-Site Summer is back for another season of creative hands-on learning! Students will discover all the ways we can live with and learn from our own creativity to enhance our lifestyle. We’ll imagine the spaces we’ll be inhibiting and use our predictions to design, engineer and build inventions to help us live sustainably, healthily and productively. Students will dive into hands-on design, engineering, science, technology, art and more!

Program Information

Ages

All studios are open to students ages 14-18 (or grades 9-12)

Cost

$1950 Fee all-inclusive price includes:

• Catered fresh daily lunch
• Dedicated NuVu Coach (6:1 student to coach ratio)
• Studio content & activities
• Expert instruction and facilitation on projects
• Equipment, tools, materials, supplies for student projects

Financial Aid

NuVu is committed to providing families with the necessary financial aid to as many qualified students as possible. For complete details please contact summer@nuvustudio.org.

Schedule

Monday - Friday for 2 weeks | 9am - 3pm EDT

Student Daily Supplies

Students are required to bring with them to NuVu daily:

• Mac or Windows PC computer
• Sketchbook & writing utensils
• Water bottle
*Lunch will be provided daily. Students can elect to bring their own lunch

Staff

NuVu Coaches are experts in their fields, bringing specialized skills in design, robotics, engineering, fabrication, and art. All Coaches have previous experience teaching in a virtual environment. Student to Coach ratio is 6:1.

Sessions & Studio Offerings

The NuVu Summer 2021 Program at NuVu includes 3 Sessions. Each Session is 2 weeks long. Students can attend one, two, or all three Sessions.

Session One
Jul 12-20, 2021
Session Two
Jul 26-Aug 6, 2021
Session Three
Aug 9-20, 2021

Theme

The world has gone through immense change and disruption during the Covid-19 crisis. These changes have not only transformed the way we live, work and learn, but also made visible social inequalities, uncovered vulnerabilities in supply chains, brought restrictions on labor movement, skyrocketed the use of virtual and digital experiences, increased our reliance on automation and AI, even changed personal spending habits toward thoughtful spending.

As we look to the future, what new opportunities can we discover to shape our world for the better? Can we create alternate future stories to envision better health and well-being? Can we use digital technologies to help restore opportunities for those without access? How can we re-build systems to regenerate a more equitable society? What are ways that we can restore the climate and the environment? How can we design products that improve the lives of people?

This Summer, we’ll examine a range of future-forward topics. We’ll explore prosthetics that extend our biological capacities, virtual reality to create alternate future narratives, responsive environments using new technologies that allow spaces to adapt to changing environmental and use conditions, socially-minded robots whose behaviors feel more humanoid rather than artificial, fashion that serves a larger purpose, and even devices that can be created for life beyond earth in outer space.

During each of the Summer Studios, we’ll use research and insight from experts to inform the creation of products, games, architecture, stories, and art. Throughout the program, students will work on college and graduate level problems with the guidance of professionals and experts. Our mission: Imagine and develop solutions for a better world.

Tools & Materials

Hands-on making is a core part of the learning experience at NuVu. For our Onsite Summer 2021, on the first day of the program each student will receive the necessary tools and materials needed for their Summer Studio. From Arduino to Bioplastics, students will be able to fully engage with our curriculum with these specialized resources.They will be using digital fabrication tools (3D printers, laser cutter, CNC milling machines) to design human augmentations, programming to create sound-emitting prosthetics, engineering devices to help sea life thrive, and inventing augmented reality games that transform your bedroom into a sci-fi terrarium.

More Information

Registration

Student registration is processed on a first-come, first-served basis. Students can only register for one studio per 2-week Session. A maximum of 12 students will be accepted for each studio. Because studio enrollment is limited, we recommend that you register and send your final payment as soon as possible in order to ensure studio choices.

Payment

An online deposit of $200 is paid via credit card. Final payment is paid by check, change to Final payment is paid by check or ACH (electronic funds transfer). Credit cards are accepted for deposits only. Checks should be mailed to:

NuVu
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
Attn. Summer

Final payments must be made by check and received within 30 days of registration. Final payments not submitted on time could result in forfeiture of your student’s spot to another student on the waitlist. If it is necessary to cancel a registration, deposits will be refundable until June 30th, 2021.

Discounts

Multi-Session Discount
Two Sessions: $3,700 ($200 total discount)
Three Sessions: $5,500 ($350 total discount)

Sibling Family Discount
$75 discount will be applied to each student registration for two or more students in a family.

Contact Us

If you have questions, please email us at summer@nuvustudio.org.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ - Onsite Program

Will you be running your onsite Summer 2021 Program?
Yes! Our High School program will have one onsite studio offering per session.

FAQ - Students

Which age group is attending NuVu?
NuVu’s students are as young as 11 years of age and as old as 18 years.

What kind of student is a good fit for NuVu?
NuVu’s students are young people eager to build new things, use technology, and work in a team of makers. They are curious and ready to learn in a new way. Because of the diversity of personalities and interests of NuVu participants, almost all of our students will find their niche in one or more of the Studios.

How do you ensure that all students receive personal attention?
Personal attention is not the exception but the rule at NuVu. Each student is part of a Studio and the staff-to-student ratio is approximately 1-to-6. The NuVu Summer Team of Coaches and Summer Program Coordinator are directly responsible for addressing the needs of each student. There are regular check-ins each day to ensure that the student is engaged, learning, and invested in their work.

FAQ - Logistics

Where is NuVu located?
NuVu shares a building with Central Square Theatre. The entrance to the building is set back from the main street and located in the building between CCTV and Veggie Galaxy. Our address is:
450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA, 02139

Will there be lunch?
NuVu will provide a catered lunch daily. The cost of lunch is covered in the tuition fee. Your child may bring their own lunch, especially if they have any special food needs or preferences. NuVu has a refrigerator and a microwave on its premises that may be used by the students. Students are not allowed to leave NuVu during lunch unless permission is provided by their parents or guardian. Please note that students will not be supervised if they leave NuVu for lunch.

How long is the lunch break?
The lunch break is one hour, typically from 11:45am to 12:45pm.

What should students wear?
Students should dress in comfortable attire that can also withstand some hands-on work in “The Garage,” NuVu’s tool shop. Students should wear closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops). We recommend bringing an extra sweater; it might get cold in our space due to the AC over the Summer.

What is the staff-to-student ratio?
NuVu’s staff-to-student ratio is approximately 1-to-6.

If parents have any concerns during the summer, whom should they contact?
Parents should contact the Summer Program Coordinator through NuVu’s Main Office via email (summer@nuvustudio.org.) or phone (617-945-7716).