Program Hiatus for 2022

January 27, 2022

While we hoped to resume in 2022, the COVID policies over Harvard and the Smithsonian are incompatible with the immersive community environment we hope to foster with our summer program. Please contact with any questions or concerns. 

Our intention is to return in 2023 with a program that serves the needs of the students in this program. You are invited to sign up for our email list to receive updates...

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Program Hiatus

November 18, 2020

The Banneker Institute is taking a break for the 2021 summer program until we can meet safely again in person. Please contact with any questions or concerns.

Stay safe and healthy!

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2019 Students present summer research — Friday, Aug. 9

August 6, 2019


CAMBRIDGE—On Friday, August 9, students from Banneker Institute's 2019 program (B5) presented their research in attendance of fellow students, affiliated programs, and the Center for Astrophysics community.

Where to watch

Phillips Auditorium

Friday, August 9
11:00 AM - 1:45 PM

Watch online

A link will be posted to view the event recording on Youtube.

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Student Profile: Jea Adams

August 2, 2019

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ADAMS (B5 Affiliate)

Amherst College | Amherst, MA | 2021


Academic Major: Physics, Mathematics


Hometown: Georgetown, Guyana

“I love LEGOs! My little sister and cousin really drew me in with the amazing frameworks they'd build and I couldn't stop experimenting with all the cool things LEGOs allowed you to do. I spent my first year in the US as a volunteer at the Brooklyn Public Library teaching kindergarten and elementary school children how to create interesting structures and robots with those fun little blocks.”

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Student Profile: Dakotah Tyler

July 19, 2019

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DAKOTAH TYLER (B5 Affiliate)

University of Cincinnati | Cincinnati, OH | 2020


Academic Major: Physics (Astrophysics)


Hometown: Indianapolis, IN


“I played Division I football at the University of Kentucky and graduated with a BS in Community & Leadership Development before returning to school to pursue a passion in Astronomy.”


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