U.S. Naval Academy Accepting Applications For Summer STEM Program

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) – Applications are now being accepted through April 15 for the United States Naval Academy Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Program 2012.

The academy’s Summer STEM Program is an overnight academic program designed for rising 8th-11th grade students in good academic standing who have an interest in math and science.

The STEM Program gives students the opportunity to experience real-life applications of math and science principles through hands-on practical learning. Students will learn from distinguished Naval Academy professors in world-class lab facilities that provide a unique learning environment outside the traditional classroom.

The academy’s current students, known as midshipmen, help run the Summer STEM Program and act as counselors and tutors to students. The Summer STEM Program is held in three sessions: June 4-9 for rising 8th-9th graders; June 11-16 for rising 10th graders; and June 18-23 for rising 11th graders.

Approximately 480 total students from around the U.S. will be accepted to STEM. All students selected to participate pay approximately $200 for the academic summer program and are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

For more information about the Naval Academy, call 410-293-4361 or visit www.usna.edu. Applicants will be notified of their application status in the month of May.

  • A Michigan Engineer

    STEM awareness is needed in America but these programs are biased to only “hands-on” hardware experiments. Much more development is needed in the computer modeling and simulation part of STEM with major focus on the mathematics. The language of math is the new laboratory of the future and students need development in this abstract thinking process

  • silsonbravo

    “STEM” This is really outstanding program ! This program gives us opportunities to experience real life application of math and science principal through hands-on practical learning. This is really great advantage for everyone. Thanks for informative indeed.

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