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Summer Academies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

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Rising 8th Grade Students

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


Molecules of Nature: Make and Analyze Molecules of Importance in the Fields of Medicine, Food Processing and Agriculture

East Central University
Ada
June 13-17, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 8th - 9th
Residential

Have you ever wondered how bread rises, your body relaxes, or how sunscreen protects you from the sun? The answer is chemistry! Learn more about the fascinating world of molecules and chemistry at East Central University's the Molecules of Nature summer academy. This residential camp is designed for 8th and 9th graders and will be held on ECU's campus in Ada from May 31 to June 4, 2022.  Through hands-on exploration, students will synthesize molecules that are important in fields such as medicine, food processing and agriculture. Students will be immersed in the college experience, gaining knowledge of high-tech laboratory equipment and safety. Participants will also enjoy a field trip to the Noble Research Institute in Ardmore and leave the camp understanding how to pursue numerous STEM degrees.

Don't wait, apply today by visiting https://www.ecok.edu/moleculesofnature.


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.

 

Mars or Bust!

Murray State College
Ardmore OR Tishomingo
Jun 13 - 17 OR Jun 20 - 24
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 8th - 9th
Commuter

What problems might you face while designing a mission to Mars?   Campers will work in various teams to solve unexpected challenges throughout the week!  There will be engineering problems to solve including robotics and electronics.   You might learn how to work with sensors and other electronic circuits.   Campers will experience basic emergency care of fellow colonists using nursing department mannikins.  In the microbiology lab campers learn basic techniques for identifying bacteria.  You will program mobile robots to compete in challenges.  You will also solve more human problems such as teamwork and governing the colony.

An important part of the camp is to encourage students to consider college.  They will experience college life using regular visits from campus advisors to help them explore possible career pathways.   Students will take home some of their materials and books.  Students will also learn soft skills associated with interviews and the business and academic world.

Applications can be submitted by the Google form on our website:
https://www.mscok.edu/alumni-and-foundation/community/summer-stem-camps.

 

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: https://forms.gle/GHASeCZY8VwnCX22A

Power Up Your Summer

Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa Campus
Tonkawa
June 14-16, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 8th
Commuter

Explore the science and technology behind Oklahoma's fastest growing energy sector, wind and solar power. Students will be introduced to the various forms of energy, focusing on the transformation of wind, solar, and hydro power into the usable electricity that powers our homes. Throughout the day students will participate in various activities and design projects that allow them to first-hand work with solar power, e.g. building solar fountains and cars, optimizing electrical production using wind power, building and designing wind turbines, and finally applying the electrical power to electrical circuits.

https://www.noc.edu/academics/academic-divisions/engineering-physical-science-and-process-technology-division/exploring-renewables/power-up-your-summer/

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.

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.



Oral Roberts University Summer Math and Science Academy

Oral Roberts University
Tulsa
June 6 - 10, 2022, August 20, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 8th - 9th
Residential

A Hands-On Program in Mathematics and  Science. This Academy is a program providing opportunities for developing skills to learn mathematics, science and engineering. Mathematical activities include code breaking cryptology and fractal pattern recognition. Science experiences include field trips, real-world technologies, rocketry and laboratory work where students seek to understand the natural world. The use of problem-solving ideas and projects-based learning integrate these mathematics and science experiences.

Apply by visiting https://oru.edu/academics/cose/summer-academy.php.

For more information contact Dr. John Matsson (jmatsson@oru.edu) at Oral Roberts University, School of Engineering, 7777 South Lewis Avenue, Tulsa, OK, 74171, phone: (918) 495-6935. 

ROCK the Earth

Rose State College
Midwest City
June 6-10, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 8th - 9th
Commuter

ROCK the Earth Summer Academy will engage students in the fundamentals of Earth processes in a fun and interactive way targeting students in the 8th -9th grades. The Academy provides students with an overview of the geosciences and a more complete understanding of energy production, the environment, and climate change. The Academy will include activities focused on soils and water, rocks, minerals, fossils, and 3D dinosaur activities.

Apply at: https://www.rose.edu/content/business-community/community-learning-center/summer-academies/ and for questions contact amoreno-ward@rose.edu or dstevens@rose.edu.

Rockets and PI

Rose State College
Midwest City
July 18-22, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 8th - 9th
Commuter


Rockets and PI Summer Academy will increase the exposure of students in the 8th-9th grades to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics by providing experiences that are fun, engaging, inspiring, and centered around collaborative learning in a group setting. Students will build, test, and launch rockets using water and compressed air. The student experience will be further enhanced through the use of 3-D printing and programmable controllers (Raspberry PIs).

Apply at: https://www.rose.edu/content/business-community/community-learning-center/summer-academies/ and for questions contact amoreno-ward@rose.edu or dstevens@rose.edu.

PI-STEM Summer Academy

Southeastern Oklahoma State University
Durant
June 6 - 10, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 8th - 9th
Commuter

Through water rocket and balloon launching, environmental modeling, and more, the PI-STEM Summer Academy will engage incoming 8th-9th graders in experimenting and problem solving in environmental, physical, and life sciences and a variety of secondary mathematics topics.  Students will use technological and other tools to explore, experiment and communicate. Every participant will receive a TI-84CE calculator and a t-shirt. This day camp will be held from  9am-5pm over June 6-10 on Southeastern Oklahoma State University's Durant campus, with a data collection field trip and pool party.  Early drop-off and late pick-up will be available.

For more information or to apply, contact Michael Hardy (mhardy@se.edu), Kate Shannon (kshannon@se.edu) or Caleb Smith (csmith@se.edu), or visit:  https://www.se.edu/math/pi-stem-academy-2022/.

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

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

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.

2022 Cryptography Summer Academy

The University of Tulsa
Tulsa
July 5 - July 9, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 8th - 9th
Residential

The University of Tulsa will hold its cryptography academy this summer for students who enjoy using technology to solve puzzles and find solutions to engineering challenges. Students will learn encryption techniques, solve and create puzzles and math challenges, and design escape rooms and crypto-scavenger hunts. Recreation and a field trip will occur each day. Students will visit Tulsa's underground tunnels, The Gathering Place, the Tulsa Zoo and the Central Library. This program will focus on small group projects designed to challenge the mind and enlighten the curious.

Applications and information: https://sites.utulsa.edu/crypto/

Contact: Dr. David S. Brown, 918-409-6079, david-brown@utulsa.edu

2022 TEC Summer Academy

The University of Tulsa
Tulsa
June 20 - June 25, 2022
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 8th - 9th
Residential

Held at The University of Tulsa, the TEC Academy is a residential technology academy for students interested in computers and GPS-related technologies. Students will use hand-held GPS receivers for data collection at TU and during field trips, then process the data to create interactive GIS maps. Video will be collected for MovieMaker; chat rooms and journaling will be done with Blackboard; GPS scavenger hunts and geo-caches will use ArcVoyager; Escape games, swimming and other recreation will occur daily as well as group presentations. Students will use technologies such as  ArcVoyager, PowerPoint, Comic Life, Powtoons, Google Drive, Kahoot, Audacity and Scratch.

Application and information: https://sites.utulsa.edu/tec/

Contact: Dr. Brown at David-brown@utulsa.edu

Where does our food come from and how does it get there? (known as Food Camp)

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma
Chickasha
June 20-24 or July 11-15
Fall 2022 Grade Level: 8th - 9th
Residential

Eighth- and ninth-grade students can learn about "Where does our food come from and how did it get there?" during a 5-day residential camp, held either June 20-24 or July 11-15.  Campers will follow the progress of food from the garden to the kitchen to the pantry, learning fundamental cooking techniques as well as the science behind the how and the why of these techniques.  Campers will tour local farmer's markets and farms to collect produce and fruit.  It is an invaluable experience because they live on campus, explore college-life, and they take home the "spoils" of the camp to share with family.

Application can be found at www.usao.edu/foodcamp.

Please contact Jeannette M Loutsch, PhD at (405) 512-8330 (leave a message) or jloutsch@usao.edu.

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