For general information about 2023
Summer Academies, click here.
Rising 11th Grade Students
Grades are based on students' grade level for Fall
2023 ESTEEM Builder for Emerging Careers: A High School
University of Central Oklahoma
Dates: June 1-5, 2023
This cost-free, five-day commuter program aims to broaden
participation in Environmental Sustainability, Science, Technology,
Engineering, Eco-social science, and Mathematics. High school
students will research college resources, explore emerging careers
(e.g., analytics, bioinformatics, data science, and forensics), and
visit sites at the Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation, Fusion Center,
and Edmond Police. STEM Professionals will job shadow, share
internship opportunities, and demonstrate how analytics can be used
to solve modern-day crimes and environmental issues. Students will
be engaged with hands-on activities to use cutting-edge
technologies (e.g., AI, blockchain, ChatGPT, machine learning, and
metaverse) to perform fun and stimulating activities (e.g.,
processing a crime scene, performing forensic experiments,
conducting virtual interviews with witnesses and prime suspects via
avatars, and solving modern-day crimes or address global-society
issues (e.g., climate change).
Click here or copy/paste the link to apply: https://stem4allacademy.com/esteem. Contact
Shelly Selanders via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 405-974-2809.
Explorations in Computer Science &
East Central University
Dates: June 11-15, 2023
ECU's 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 and robotics. 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 designing, building and
programming fully autonomous robots and learn about e-sports.
For more information and to apply, visit http://robotics.ecok.edu or email ComputerScience@ecok.edu. Directors: Mary K
Tarver, 580.559.5593 or Matt McGaha.
An Intensive Summer Academy in Mathematics, Science, and
Engineering Technology for Grades 10-12
Dates: May 28-June 10, 2023
Langston University and the Oklahoma State Regents present "An
Intensive Summer Academy in Math, Science, and Engineering
Technology for Grades 10-12." This is a two-week residential
academy for 24 aspiring mathematicians, scientists, and engineers.
Our focus will be on improving students' appreciation for and
enrollment in Oklahoma core curricula through intense, positive
experiences in mathematics, chemistry, biology, engineering
technology, and Preparation for Success. Oklahoma core curricula,
ACT preparation, scholarships and undergraduate, graduate, and
professional school matriculation are addressed. Experiences will
incorporate cutting edge technologies that support hands-on
activities including biological and physical science experiments,
electronic engineering model designing, a NASA designed model
rocket launch experiment, and innovative teaching and learning.
Visit us at http://www.langston.edu/math-and-science-academy
or contact Dr. Alonzo F. Peterson, Director at email@example.com or 405-466-3419.
Making an Online Shopping Cart and Database
Rose State College
Midwest City, Oklahoma
Dates: June 26-30, 2023
The 2023 Summer Academy at Rose State College is designed to
foster interest in the Database Administration profession through a
variety of structured learning and enrichment activities that will
teach students how to make a shopping cart to support an online
retail site. The Academy will take place over five consecutive days
in June from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. By the end of the week, students will
be able to describe basic concepts of a database system and manage
a successful project from initial description, through design,
creation, and implementation.
Parents are encouraged to contact Kim Haddon (firstname.lastname@example.org) or (405) 733-7937 to obtain
the camp application.
Mapping Water Stories
East Central University
Dates: June 5-9, 2023
East Central University (ECU) in Ada, Okla., is excited to offer
Mapping Water Stories, a five-day 24-hour supervised residential
summer academy for 35 Oklahoma students (grades 8-12), June 5-June
9, 2023. This summer academy provides hands-on learning
opportunities about water from scientific, environmental, and other
cultural perspectives. Students will visit local lakes and streams
to collect water data and learn how to create a Geographic
Information System (GIS) map in the ECU GIS computer lab. All meals
will be provided. Gas cards will be provided for transportation
expenses to/from ECU.
For more information or to apply, visit the website: https://www.ecok.edu/mws or please contact Dr.
A. Holly Jones at email@example.com, (580) 559-5808, or Dr. Shirley
Mixon at firstname.lastname@example.org, (580) 559-5279.
NanoExplorers: A High School Summer STEM
Dates: June 18-23 and June 25-30, 2023
NanoExplorers: A High School Summer STEM Academy, a ten day
residential STEM academy at Cameron University will be scheduled
for June, 18-23 and 25-30, 2023. The academy will feature
participation by 24 high school students who will be highly
motivated and talented high school students who reside in Oklahoma.
Students will engage in hands-on activities in imaging and
manipulating nanostructures, both 'top down' and 'bottom up'
approaches to making nanostructures, and devices based on
nanotechnology. 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. Take a two-week vacation
at Cameron University, learn about nanotechnology, STEM Career,
some basic chemistry and physics. Have a good time as you
design a superconductor train and experience a ride on the fastest
roller coaster at Frontier City and check out the Olympic-size
swimming pool in the fitness center in the evenings.
To apply, click here: https://www.cameron.edu/chem-phys-eng/beyond-the-classroom/nanoexplorers
or contact Ann Nalley (email@example.com) or 580-581-2889 or
405-659-8425 with any questions you may have.
The Oklahoma Mesonet - Meteorology Academy
The University of Oklahoma
Dates: June 11-16, 2023
Are you fascinated by clouds? Have a fear of thunderstorms? Come
spend a week at the University of Oklahoma in Norman immersed in
the all-star weather community at the Oklahoma Mesonet -
Meteorology Academy. This academy offers a one-week residential
program for students entering 9th, 10th, and 11th grades. Learn
about atmospheric interactions from fronts to thunderstorm
development, how data is collected, and how to analyze weather
maps. Explore meteorology careers through interactions with
operational forecasters from NOAA's National Weather Service
offices, field researchers, television broadcasters, and the
emergency management community. Thirty students will be
For more information contact:
Cassie Eads - Precollegiate Programs (405) 325-6897
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Dates: June 5 - July 14, 2023
"Biomedical Research" may seem intimidating, but the OKStars
program is meant to make the many fields and topics within the
field of biomedical research not only possible, but interesting and
fun for students! What do dinosaurs, vaccines, and sports medicine
have in common? They are all studied in biomedical sciences! The
purpose of the OKStars program is to immerse students in the
research lab setting, giving them the experience and confidence to
move forward with STEM programs and STEM careers in the future.
Students work with faculty and research technicians who teach them
valuable skills for future lab work in college courses and career
settings. It is the goal of OKStars to motivate and instill
confidence in our students, to encourage students of all
backgrounds to participate in research and STEM programs in
college, and to partner with professionals at OSU to provide a
realistic and rewarding first college experience for students.
More information and application details can be found online at:
OKStars Summer Research Program | Oklahoma State
Peek Into Engineering
Seminole State College
Dates: July 23 - 28, 2023
Seminole State College holds the Peek Into Engineering
Residential Summer Academy, beginning July 23rd ending July 28th,
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, buoyancy, basic electromagnetic theory, and Newton's
three laws of motion. Planned activities will expose participants
to aerospace, electrical, material, mechanical, and bio-engineering
fields. A field trip will be taken to either OU or OSU.
Contact: (405) 382-9217 or http://www.sscok.edu/sponsored-grant-programs/peek-into-engineering-summer-academy/index.html.
Tulsa Community College Summer STEM Academy
Tulsa Community College
Dates: June 11-16
Life is a rollercoaster! This academy is a 6-day, 5-night
residential experience that provides students with hands-on
experience in theories for designing and constructing
rollercoasters. Students collect data for analysis; calculate
forces on a rider, including work and power necessary to move cars;
calculate centripetal acceleration and forces; use conservation of
energy to approximate velocities and altitudes; and rotational
motion equations to determine linear speed. Students will design,
build, and test rollercoasters using these concepts, including
computer simulations, 3D printing, and hand tools, with final
presentations including a social media STEM Challenge. The camp
culminates in a day at Frontier City, riding rollercoasters.
Contact Dr. Sheila Youngblood at Sheila.firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Josh
Baker at Joshua.email@example.com with any questions.
Apply at http://tulsacc.edu/stemsummeracademy.