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March 15, 2018 - Applications Now Accepted for Free STEM Summer Academies on College Campuses

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This summer, middle and high school students can experience life on a college campus while exploring exciting and varied fields of study at the free 2018 Summer Academies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

STEM Summer Academies, sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, are open to upcoming eighth- through 12th-graders. Each academy explores the latest trends in science, technology, engineering and math through fun, hands-on activities and innovative software as students experiment both in the classroom and outdoors. Many academies also include field trips to some of the state’s top companies, science facilities and museums.

The academies will be offered on 17 of Oklahoma’s college and university campuses in May, June, July, and August. Twenty-five different academies will be offered statewide and last from five days to two weeks. Some academies require students to live in the campus residence halls, while others require that students travel to and from campus each day.

“For 28 years, our Summer Academies have provided ┬ástudents in middle school and high school the opportunity to experience life on a college campus while exploring careers in the STEM fields,” said Chancellor Glen D. Johnson. “These students are afforded the opportunity to study with top college and university professors and experience hands-on learning in STEM fields beyond what they’ve experienced in a traditional classroom setting. STEM Summer Academies participants are more likely to attend college, require less remediation and earn their college degrees.”

Applications are now being accepted for the academies, and many have deadlines. Because the academies are free and enrollment is limited, students are encouraged to apply early. To qualify, students must be entering eighth through 12th grade this fall. Officials emphasize the academies are not exclusive to top students, but instead are designed to give all students an opportunity to increase their interest and confidence in science, technology, engineering and math and, ultimately, expand their career and educational aspirations.

Academy descriptions and contact information are available at Students can also get information from their school counselors or by calling (800) 858-1840.
Academies offered this summer include:

Cameron University, Lawton

East Central University, Ada

Langston University, Langston

Murray State College, Tishomingo

Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow

Northeastern State University, Tahlequah

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, Okmulgee

Oral Roberts University, Tulsa

Seminole State College

Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford

Tulsa Community College

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond

University of Oklahoma, Norman

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha

The University of Tulsa