Thursday, March 12, 2015

Virginia STEAM Academy- Summer STEAM

The Summer STEAM Academy is a free, one week academy for rising 6th, 7th, and 8th graders drawn from across the Commonwealth of Virginia and interested in science, technology, engineering, and applied mathematics.  There are only 120 slots available for this opportunity!

Session 1 will be held June 21-27 at Old Dominion University.  The courses will be math reasoning and computer engineering; wonders of water; rockers, ships, and the material science behind them; and mathematical patterns in nature.  They will pull in groups such as teachers from throughout Virginia schools, university and college professors, educators and scientists from the Hampton Roads Sanitation District, teams of people from the NASA Langley Research Center and Newport News Shipbuilding experts, and more!

Session 2 will be held July 12-18 at Radford University.  Courses there will be introduction to nanoscience; cyber security; mathematical modeling; and life sciences quest.  Many of these instructors will be local teachers and college and university professors.

Check out this video for more information on the program.

The deadline to apply is March 24, 2015!  Visit this website to find out more information, FAQs, and find the application.