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March 8, 2028 - 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 2023 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 2023 academies will be offered by 16 Oklahoma colleges and universities in May, June, July, and August. The 20 academies will be offered statewide and most 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. This year, there are 14 residential academies and six commuter academies.

"Oklahoma needs more STEM graduates to meet tomorrow’s workforce demands. Our Summer Academies encourage middle school and high school students to explore and prepare academically for STEM disciplines," said Chancellor Allison D. Garrett. "Participants in STEM Summer Academies learn skills that will benefit them in school and in life, and are more likely to enroll in college and earn a degree."

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 STEM fields 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

Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow

Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa

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

Tulsa Community College

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond

University of Oklahoma, Norman

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha

The University of Tulsa