Welcome to BOOST!

BOOST (Building Opportunities and Overtures in Science and Technology) is a multidimensional program is designed to excite young people – particularly underrepresented minorities, girls, and kids from economically challenged backgrounds – about science and inspire them to pursue careers in medicine and related fields.  BOOST is funded through a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Science Education Partnership Award.


SCIENCE Saturdays (every 3rd Saturday of the month)
– BOOST, XL & XXL (6th,7th, and 8th Graders)
Duke University, East Campus Building, 1304 Campus Dr, Durham NC
– XG (High Schoolers)
Duke University, Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center, 8 Searle Cntr Drive, Durham NC



Parent Action Committee –

Eastway5-16This year we are excited to to share the start-up of our Parents Advisory Committee!  To be a part of this important next step in BOOST, send us an email with PAC in the subject line.  We’re planning our first conversation early October.

BOOST XG (Next Gen)

Starting this year, High school participants will focus on hands-on engineering, college/industry tours and then internships.  Next Gen seeks to get students more college and career ready.



BOOST (6th Graders)

BlueJay Point                                3/11/2017
Trinity Center                           4/28-29/2017
BOOST XL (7TH Graders)
Duke Marine Lab                        12/9-11/2016
BlueJay Point                                2/25-6/2017
War Wilson College                        3/3-5/2017
BOOST XXL (8th Graders)
DIBS Tour/Gross Anatomy         12/17/2016
UNC Brain Weekend                     2/11/2017
NASA SFC                                    5/13/2017
BOOST XG (High Schoolers)
SMIF Lab/Gross Anatomy               9/10/2016
CISCO                                             12/7/2016
Charlotte College Tour                     5/13/2017