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Summer Academies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

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Rising 12th Grade Students

Grades are based on students' grade level for Fall 2023.

2023 ESTEEM Builder for Emerging Careers: A High School Summer Academy

University of Central Oklahoma
Edmond, Oklahoma
Grades: 9-12
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: Contact Shelly Selanders via email or call 405-974-2809.


Explorations in Computer Science & Robotics

East Central University
Ada, Oklahoma
Grades: 8-12
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 or email Directors: Mary K Tarver, 580.559.5593 or Matt McGaha.


An Intensive Summer Academy in Mathematics, Science, and Engineering Technology for Grades 10-12

Langston University
Langston, Oklahoma
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 or contact Dr. Alonzo F. Peterson, Director at or 405-466-3419.


Making an Online Shopping Cart and Database

Rose State College
Midwest City, Oklahoma
Grades: 8-12
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 ( or (405) 733-7937 to obtain the camp application.


Mapping Water Stories

East Central University
Ada, Oklahoma
Grades: 8-12
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: or please contact Dr. A. Holly Jones at, (580) 559-5808, or Dr. Shirley Mixon at, (580) 559-5279.


NanoExplorers: A High School Summer STEM Academy

Cameron University
Lawton, Oklahoma
Grades: 9-12
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: or contact Ann Nalley ( or 580-581-2889 or 405-659-8425 with any questions you may have.


OKStars and NativeOKStars FY2023

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Grades: 11-12
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 University (



Peek Into Engineering

Seminole State College
Seminole, Oklahoma
Grades: 9-12
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


Tulsa Community College Summer STEM Academy

Tulsa Community College
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Grades: 9-12
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 or Dr. Josh Baker at with any questions. Apply at

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