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Summer Academies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

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Grades are based on students' grade levels for Fall 2022.


Engineering and Applied Mathematics Summer Academy

Cameron University
Lawton
June 12-17, 2022 and July 10-15, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 9th - 12th
Residential

High school students will study and experiment with coding and robotics. Students will learn fundamental computer science with Brown University's Pyret language and development environment. Following the CS fundamentals and the engineering design process, students will then apply their knowledge to the Lego Mindstorms Robot Inventor kit to research, design using 3-D printers, test, and debug their robots.  The final project will include a design competition of the completed robots. The robots will compete as they navigate an obstacle course. Academy participants will also engage in non-STEM activities to encourage team building and self-assurance throughout the week. As the week ends students will reflect on their team design process and their own personal growth journey during the academy. The students will present their week to fellow academy participants, family, faculty, sponsors, industry, and the community.

See our website https://www.cameron.edu/chem-phys-eng/high-impact-opportunities/engineering-academy/ and our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/engineeringandmath/ for additional information.

Please apply online through the google document link: https://www.cameron.edu/chem-phys-eng/beyond-the-classroom/engineering-academy/application

Contact: Dr. Sheila Youngblood at syoungbl@cameron.edu.

 

NanoExplorers: A High School Summer Science Academy

Cameron University
Lawton
June 12-17 and June 19-24, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 9th - 12th
Residential

Do you want to learn how to build and program an aquatic drone, to learn how DNA is used to solve crimes in Forensics or to learn about the physics of amusement parks?  If so attend NanoExplorers: A High School Summer Science Academy, a ten-day residential STEM academy at Cameron University scheduled for June 12-17 and 19-24, 2022.   You will check in on Sunday night, June 12, and spend the week learning about nanostructures and nanotechnology.  You will visit Frontier City in Oklahoma City on Friday, June 17 and meet your parents in Oklahoma City or Lawton and go home for the weekend.  You will return on Sunday night, June 19 and spend another week building circuits, learning about polymers and how we characterize a stream or lake as an environmental chemist.  On Friday, June 24, we will have closing activities which will include power point presentations, an academy quiz bowl, chemical magic shows, preparation of home-made ice cream and academy evaluations.  In the evenings you will learn about careers in nanotechnology, participate in social activities including swimming, basketball and Laser Tag.  The activities will be designed to introduce the concept of nanotechnology and will include applications in both chemistry and physics as well as information about career opportunities related to nanotechnology.

Apply online: https://www.cameron.edu/chem-phys-eng/beyond-the-classroom/nanoexplorers

Contact: Dr. E. Ann Nalley at annn@cameron.edu or 580.581.2889



Building Futures: STEM Pathways Academy

Connors State College Warner Campus
Warner
July 9th, 16th and 23rd
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 10th - 12th
Commuter

Are you interested in the nursing field and learning from leaders in the industry? Connors Sate College Building Futures: STEM Pathways Academy will expose students to careers in the STEM field including our nursing program and OT program. Students will experience time in the skills lab, clinical settings (if appropriate) and completing engaging learning activities lead by industry leaders. Students will experience hands-on activities related to medical careers, exposure to the educational opportunities for STEM pathways and will build community with fellow students from across Oklahoma. Applicants should complete the posted application for consideration.

More information can be found at https://connorsstate.edu/stem-pathways-summer-academy-application/ or by contacting Dr. Krystle Lane at kdlane@connorsstate.edu or 918-463-6342.

Explorations in Computer Science and Robotics

East Central University
Ada
June 12-17, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 8th - 12th
Residential

Explorations in Computer Science & Robotics summer academy is a one-week residential experience that will engage fifty participants in the exciting imagination-stretching, logic-building and fun world of computer science. Students will learn programming in C, explore the endless possibilities of computer science careers, interact with professionals, experience the college atmosphere, and invoke their creativity and problem-solving skills in a variety of ways including app development and designing, building and programming fully autonomous robots.

For more information and to apply, visit http://robotics.ecok.edu or email ComputerScience@ecok.edu.

Get Green for Blue: STEM Investigations Connecting Water to You - Summer Academy

Northeastern State University
Broken Arrow
June 6 - 10, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 8th - 10th
Commuter

Put on your waders, grab your net, and let's catch those critters! Working in teams, you will learn about water quality through collecting data, analyzing the health of water bodies, and determining possible solutions to water quality problems. This STEM Summer Academy program is funded by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education and is open to students entering the 8th through the 10th grades. Come to Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow June 6-10 and be a part of this fun, activity-based STEM adventure!  The safety of our participants is of paramount importance to us. Therefore, the CDC and NSU guidelines will be followed and are subject to change. Further information will be provided.

For more information contact Dr. Pamela Christol, Phone 918-449-6539, email: christol@nsuok.edu.

Website: https://academics.nsuok.edu/continuingeducation/YouthPrograms/green4blue_outdoor_stem.aspx

Camp Biomed: A Glowing Overview

Northeastern State University - Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow
June 20-24, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 8th - 10th
Commuter

What happens when you cross a jellyfish with bacteria? Find out at Camp Biomed, a STEM Summer  Academy held at Northeastern State University Broken Arrow from June 20th to 24th, 2022. Participants  will create glowing bacteria after they isolate, amplify, and introduce jellyfish DNA into bacteria. They  will learn about Microbiology and Molecular Biology and how these fields can overlap. Other academy experiences include touring a molecular research lab to learn about the latest science investigations. This STEM Summer Academy is  open to students entering 8th through 10th grade.

Contact: Dianne Kirk (kirk01@nsuok.edu)

For information: https://academics.nsuok.edu/continuingeducation/YouthPrograms/camp_biomed.aspx

To apply click: https://forms.gle/GHASeCZY8VwnCX22A

Exploring Renewable Energy: A Summer STEM Camp

Northwestern Oklahoma State University
Alva
May 31-June 4, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 8th - 12th
Residential

Exploring Renewable Energy: A summer STEM camp will engage students in hands-on learning with experts in higher education and professionals in the field of renewable energy.  Hosted at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in Alva, students in grades 8-12 during the fall of 2022 are eligible to apply.   Camp dates are May 30-June 2, 2022 (middle school, entering grades 8-9) and June 2-4, 2022 (high school, entering grades 10-12).   Students will get an inside view of an operating nacelle, experience with simulators and a climbing tower, and see an operational wind turbine.  Students will learn about the generation and use of electricity and be introduced to electronics and robotics. Hands-on experiences will include the Microgrid Trainer, a portable training device that includes power generation, micro-inverter, storage, and renewable energy technology.

For more information or to apply, visit: https://www.nwosu.edu/stem-summer-camp and for questions contact Dr. Tim Maharray at tjmaharry@nwosu.edu or 580-327-8583.

Panhandle Protégés

Oklahoma Panhandle State University
Goodwell
July 10-22, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 10th - 12th
Residential

Panhandle Protégés is a two-week, residential academy at Oklahoma Panhandle State University located in Goodwell, OK. Protégés will get an in-depth look at the college life by living in the dorms on campus and speaking with multiple faculty members from a diverse array of backgrounds and fields. Throughout the camp, Protégés will participate in hands on activities that are meant to be fun, challenging, and increase their confidence in math and science. Some of these activities include growing mold in the microbiology lab, building card towers in the math room, and a daytrip to an amusement park.

Contact Laura Franks, laura.franks@opsu.edu, 580-349-1531

Emerging and Converging Technology Summer Academy

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology
Okmulgee
June 5-10, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 8th - 10th
Residential

Students will apply math and science skills while participating in hands-on lab exercises in seven different programs offered at OSUIT. Participants will have the opportunity to actually go on the job with Culinary Arts, Engineering Technologies, Visual Communications, Nursing, Information Technologies, Automotive, and Air Conditioning/Refrigeration graduates. In addition, students will be experiencing college life in the dorms. Students will participate in many fun-filled evening activities and investigate the undeniable claim that a college degree will take students where they want to go.

Contact Angie Been at angie.been@okstate.edu or fax 918- 293-4662.

Apply by visiting https://osuit.edu/summer-academy.php.



Design Thinking Summer Academy

Oklahoma State University- Main Campus
Stillwater
June 6-10, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 10th - 12th
Commuter

The Department of Housing, Design, and Merchandising at Oklahoma State University will offer its 1st Summer Academy in the Mixed Reality Lab which is equipped with state-of-art Virtual Reality and 3D printing equipment. The Summer Academy will offer a 5-day Design Thinking workshop for high school students entering grades 10 through 12 in the next academic year (2022-2023). The Design Thinking Summer Academy will introduce students to sustainable spatial design through a series of culturally and regionally responsive project-based learning experiences. The Design Thinking Summer Academy aims to provide students with the requisite cognitive skills to enter multidisciplinary careers.

Apply now through: https://okstateches.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9n3exNb8m0CTuuO or scan the QR code below.

Design Thinking QR Code
Contact Dr. Hebatalla Nazmy with Oklahoma State University at hnazmy@okstate.edu.

Peek Into Engineering

Seminole State College
Seminole
July 17 - July 22
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 9th - 12th
Residential

Seminole State College holds the Peek Into Engineering Residential Summer Academy, beginning July 17th ending July 22nd, which targets rising 9th through 12th grade students.  Teams of students will design and assemble underwater remote-operated vehicles.  Participants will also be exposed to simple electronic circuitry.  Exciting activities will expose participants to aerospace, electrical, material, mechanical, and bio-engineering.  Field trip will be taken to either OU or OSU.  

Contact: (405) 382-9217 or http://www.sscok.edu/PIEAcademy/PIEMainPg.htm

SWOSU Summer Science and Mathematics Academy

Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Weatherford
June 5 - June 17
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 10th - 12th
Residential

Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford is once again offering an exciting two-week Summer Science and Mathematics Academy for high school sophomore through seniors interested in a university experience like no other.  SSMA will be located on the SWOSU campus from Sunday, June 5 (move in) to Friday, June 17, with participants living in dormitories, dining in cafeteria, and taking classes in a variety of science content and communication areas. Laboratory and field experiences will enhance the participants' problem-solving skills.  During the second week, participants will be involved in a problem-solving competition. If you are interested in science or math and are considering a post high school experience, the SWOSU SSMA is for you.

If interested contact:
Dr. Brian D. Campbell at 580.774.3118 or brian.campbell@swosu.edu
Dr. Keturah Adams at 580.774.6027 or keturah.adams@swosu.edu

Or apply online at www.swosu.edu/academics/academic-departments/chemistry-physics/academy/index.php

UCO Future Engineers Summer Academy

The University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond
June 6 -10 and June 13-17, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 8th - 10th
Commuter

The University of Central Oklahoma Department of Engineering and Physics will offer the UCO Future Engineer Summer Academy, two separate 5-day, non-residential sessions of hands-on activities and science projects. The academy will be geared toward students in the transition years between middle and high school. The main objectives are nurturing participants' critical thinking skills, promoting diversity and constructive team climate while stimulating creativity and imagination. Attendees will work in teams to design, build, test, and improve upon their projects to compete with others in a series of design projects in fields of aerodynamics, steam power, 3D-Printing, Structural integrity, instrumentation, and mechatronics. UCO engineering students will guide each team, while faculty members serve as instructors.

Contact information: Dr. Abdellah Ait moussa, (405) 974-5293, aaitmoussa@uco.edu

The Oklahoma Mesonet - Meteorology Sweeping Down the Plains

The University of Oklahoma
Norman
June 12 - 17, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 9th - 11th
Residential

THE OKLAHOMA MESONET - METEOROLOGY SWEEPING DOWN THE PLAINS This academy offers a one-week residential program for students entering 9th, 10th and 11th grades focused on weather. Students will learn about atmospheric interactions from fronts to thunderstorm development, how data are collected, and how to analyze weather maps. Students will be exposed to meteorology careers including operational forecasters from NOAA's National Weather Service offices; field researchers; television broadcasters; and the emergency management community.

Applications and information can be found at youth.ou.edu.

For more information contact: Cassie Eads 
OU Precollegiate Programs 
(405) 325-6897 
precollegiateprograms@ou.edu

Earth Cycles: The Geology of Carbon, Water, and Life

The University of Oklahoma
Norman
June 26 - July 1, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 8th - 10th
Residential

The Earth Cycles: The Geology of Carbon, Water, and Life residential academy will provide rising 8th, 9th, and 10th graders a rich, hands-on experience in learning how geologic processes (rock cycle, water cycle and carbon cycle) impact our Earth and our society.  We will also study past life (fossils) to learn how these cycles have altered Earth in the past. Finally, we will look at environmental problems and how these natural cycles of air, water and carbon are changing in recent times. During the week, students will be exposed to various STEAM fields to show students future meaningful careers across a range of environmental and geological sciences.

Applications and information can be found at youth.ou.edu.

For more information contact: Cassie Eads 
OU Precollegiate Programs 
(405) 325-6897 
precollegiateprograms@ou.edu

Design in Action: Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainability Shaping the Built Environment

The University of Oklahoma
Norman
June 5 - 10, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 9th - 10th
Residential

This academy offers thirty rising 9th and 10th grade students a one-week opportunity to explore the disciplines in The University of Oklahoma's College of Architecture. The academy will introduce students to an interdisciplinary study of the built environment by incorporating the disciplines of Architecture, Interior Design, and Construction Science.  Program participants will live in university residence halls in order to experience real college life. Students from the College of Architecture will assist the academy students in order to facilitate collaborative interaction with students representing the disciplines associated with the College of Architecture.

Applications and information can be found at youth.ou.edu.

For more information contact: Cassie Eads
OU Precollegiate Programs
(405) 325-6897
precollegiateprograms@ou.edu

Summer Engineering Academy at The University of Tulsa

The University of Tulsa
Tulsa
June 27 - July 1, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 8th - 12th
Commuter

The Summer Engineering Academy at The University of Tulsa teaches students about careers in electrical and mechanical engineering through hands-on projects,  interactions with industry professionals, and group activities. Students will experience  the engineering design process and complete design challenges. Activities include soldering, sensors, machining, and autonomous vehicle construction and applications, including drones. Students will present their experiences and participate in follow-up  activities. The goal is to enhance student interest in pursuing engineering as a career.

Apply using the online application at https://engineering.utulsa.edu/electrical-computer-engineering/electrical-engineering-summer-academy/ at the bottom of the page.

Contact: The Academy Director is Peter LoPresti, (918)-631-3274 or peter-lopresti@utulsa.edu

TCC Summer STEM Academy

Tulsa Community College
Tulsa
June 13, 2022 - June 24, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 9th - 12th
Commuter

Want to save the planet, build a car, learn how get things moving?   TCC's Summer STEM Academy is designed for that!  We want to strengthen STEM skills among Oklahoma's high school students in a fun and engaging way! This Academy will use 21st Century STEM techniques with intention to prepare students for a diverse STEM-based workforce. The Academy will be highly engaging hands-on classes including Alternative Energy, Robotics, Engineering, and Health Science, with embedded college readiness skills. Student learning objectives include problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical thought.

Students apply online through TCC's Continuing Education website: https://www.tulsacc.edu/programs-courses/continuing-education/college-kids.

For more information contact Ramona Curtis at ramona.curtis@tulsacc.edu or 918-595-7121

ESTEEM-Builder for Emerging Careers: 2022 High School Summer Academy

University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond
June 1 - June 5, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 9th - 12th
Commuter

This  five-day commuter program aims to broaden participation in Environmental Sustainability, Forensic Science, Technology, Engineering, Eco-social science, and Mathematics (ESTEEM). High school student participants will be provided with opportunities to: (1) explore emerging careers (e.g. data science, bioinfomatics/gene editing) via site visits at the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation, Fusion Center, and Edmond Police; and (2) interact with professional mentors who will job shadow and share their educational experiences. Students will also perform fun and stimulating activities (e.g., processing a crime scene via VR and conduct virtual interviews via metaverse, simulation, AI, and machine learning). Data Science will be focused to help student learn relational databases with real-world contexts and multidisciplinary contents. Upon completion, student will receive a stipend of $100 and a digital badge to start building their academic portfolio and digital resume.

Click here to apply online https://stem4allacademy.com/esteem

Contact: Shelly Selanders via email sselanders@uco.edu or call 405-974-2809

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