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March 7, 2022 - Applications Now Accepted for Free STEM Summer Academies on College Campuses

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This summer, middle and high school students can live on a college campus while exploring exciting fields of study at the free 2022 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 2022 academies will be offered by 19 of Oklahoma’s college and universities on 21 different campuses in May, June, July, and August. The 31 academies will be offered statewide and last from three days to two or more weeks. Some academies require students to live in the campus residence halls, while others require that students travel to and from campus each day. This year, there are 17 residential academies and 14 commuter academies.

“For more than 30 years, our Summer Academies have enabled middle school and high school students to study with top college and university professors and experience life on a college campus while exploring STEM careers,” said Chancellor Allison D. Garrett. “STEM Summer Academies participants are more likely to attend college and earn 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. The academies are not exclusively for 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 www.okhighered.org/summer-academies. Students can also get information from their school counselors or by calling (800) 858-1840.
Academies offered this summer include:

Cameron University, Lawton

Connors State College, Warner

East Central University, Ada

Murray State College, Ardmore or Tishomingo

Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow

Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa

Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva

Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Goodwell

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, Okmulgee

Oral Roberts University, Tulsa

Rose State College, Midwest City

Seminole State College, Seminole

Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant

Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond

University of Oklahoma, Norman

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha

The University of Tulsa

Tulsa Community College