Summer STEM Academy

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The STEM Academy brings incoming high school juniors and seniors from around the state of Indiana to the VU Vincennes campus for an intensive, weeklong, residential summer experience. Campers will have the opportunity to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) career paths while experiencing campus life.

Academy participants will spend the first part of the week completing hands-on activities in many areas of STEM. They will wrap up the week with a project-based learning or research group project that they will then present on the final afternoon of camp. Participants will be learning from outstanding VU instructors, campus leaders, and industry mentors in a wide range of STEM fields. Upon successful completion of camp, students will have earned two college credits.

This program will provide students with a head start in preparing for success in college and careers and will create an easier transition for students into a college or work‐based learning environment. In addition to the academic side of camp, our participants will get taste of college life by eating in the dining center, staying in the dorms, and getting to use some of the great recreational facilities VU has to offer.