SUMMER ACADEMIES IN MATH, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Camp TURF (Tomorrow's Undergraduates Realizing the Future)
This academy will provide students with the opportunity to interact with professors and explore a variety of careers in horticulture and landscape architecture, with hands-on activities such as cloning, grafting, filming an Oklahoma Gardening segment for television, making pervious concrete pavers, drawing landscape symbols, building a model residential landscape, assembling irrigation systems and creating dish gardens. Helpful sessions about college admission, financial aid and career aptitudes will be interspersed throughout the academy. Evening and recreational activities are also planned.
Contact: Dr. Shelley Mitchell, 405.744.5755, firstname.lastname@example.org
University of Oklahoma, Norman
Collaborate, Create, Construct! Innovation Shaping the Built Environment
This academy offers 30 rising ninth- and 10th-grade students an opportunity to explore the disciplines in the University of Oklahoma's College of Architecture. The academy will introduce students to an interdisciplinary study of the built environment by incorporating the disciplines of architecture, interior design and construction science. Program participants will live in university residence halls in order to experience real college life. Students from the College of Architecture will assist the academy students in order to facilitate collaborative interaction with students representing the disciplines associated with the College of Architecture.
Contact: Cassie Eads, 405.325.6897, http://youth.ou.edu/summer_academies.html
University of Oklahoma, National Weather Center
Oklahoma Mesonet: Mostly Weather With a Chance of Fun
This academy will provide 30 students the opportunity to learn about atmospheric interactions from fronts to thunderstorm development, how data are collected, and how to analyze weather maps. Students will be exposed to meteorology careers including operational forecasters from NOAA's National Weather Service offices, field researchers, television broadcasters and the emergency management community.
Contact: Precollegiate Programs, 405.325.6897, email@example.com
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Exploring the Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction and Bonding Processes
June 25-July 1
This academy will use animals as tools to teach scientific concepts, mathematics and enhanced health care for humans. Students will apply their learning through hands-on experiences, workshops and real human-animal interactions by visiting assisted living centers, child care centers, animal shelters, and police and law enforcement working dog demonstrations and by participating in a "reading to dogs" program. Students will develop innovative and creative ways of solving environmental and wildlife issues by observing science in action and applying mathematical concepts during trips to the Oklahoma City Zoo and the Oklahoma Aquarium in Tulsa. Students will learn other therapeutic values of animals and responsibilities of service animals to assist individuals who require mobility support and assistance accessing public facilities.
Contact: Dr. Sherril M. Stone, 580.603.0858, https://education.okstate.edu/sites/default/files/outreach/summer_academy_application.pdf
Tulsa Community College
MASH (Math and Science Health Careers Camp)
Session I: June 12-16
Session II: June 19-23
During this academy, campers will participate in a series of stimulating, hands-on learning activities including experimentation with DNA extraction, blood typing, trauma care and suturing. Students will apply math and science skills used in health careers. MASH Camp provides students the opportunity to make informed decisions about college, play the role of various health care professionals and be provided the tools to take full advantage of their high school education. MASH Camp will be held at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily. Deadline for application submission is April 21.
Contact: Kelly Brasfield, 918.595.2023, www.tulsacc.edu/mash
University of Central Oklahoma
This academy is a bridge program to promote STEM career exploration and college aspiration. The academy will feature an innovative and experiential learning curriculum by serving 36 Oklahoma high school students. Academy participants will have opportunities to interact with crime-fighting professionals. Guided tours will include Edmond Police, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation and the Forensics Science Institute. Hands-on activities will include crime scene investigations, DNA tests, fingerprints and immersive simulation. Participants will use avatars to role play and interview suspects and to solve modern-day crimes in a virtual detective office.
Contact: Dr. Joselina Cheng, http://busn.uco.edu/CSI-academy
NanoExplorers: A High School Summer Science Academy
This academy will feature participation by 24 highly motivated and talented Oklahoma high school students. The academy will introduce students to those concepts necessary to understand why very small systems exhibit unique behavior. 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 chemistry and physics as well as information about career opportunities related to nanotechnology.
Contact: Dr. E. Ann Nalley, 580.581.2889, firstname.lastname@example.org
Connors State College
Ecological Investigations and Wilderness Adventure
This academy invites students to come and experience nature and college life for themselves. Students will stay in dorms on and each day be transported to the college's outdoor classroom. The classroom is 1,613 acres of lakes, woods, fields and trails. Students will have the opportunity to assist with an endangered species research project, learn from fisheries biologist and fish. Students will enjoy true hands-on learning in biology, ecology, meteorology, archery, entomology, herpetology, athletic training, leadership, agriculture, equine studies, IT, shooting sports and much more.
Contact: Dr. Stuart Woods, 918.684.5475, www.connorsstate.edu/summeracademy
Seminole State College
Peek Into Engineering
July 30-Aug. 4
During this academy, teams of students will design and assemble underwater remote-operated vehicles. Participants will also be exposed to simple electronic circuitry. Exciting activities will expose participants to aerospace, computer, electrical, material, mechanical and bio-engineering. Field trips will be taken to Oklahoma State University, the University of Central Oklahoma, the University of Oklahoma and an engineering facility (Enviro Systems Inc.). Competitions will be held throughout the academy.
Contact: Jarrod Tollett, 405.382.9217, or visit www.sscok.edu/PIEAcademy/PIEMainPg.htm
Tulsa Post – Society of American Military Engineers
The Tulsa Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is sponsoring six high school students to attend the 2019 SAME Engineering and Construction Summer Camps. The sponsorships include full camp tuition and reimbursement of air-fare and associated travel expenses.
The SAME offers the following unique series of engineering camps designed for High School students interested in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM):
Army Camp: June 9-15, 2019 in Vicksburg, MS
Air Force Academy Camp: June 26-July 2, 2019 in Colorado Springs, CO
Air Force Camp: July 15-20, 2019 at Scott Air Force Base, IL
Navy Camp: June 23-29, 2019 at Port Hueneme, CA
Marine Corps Camp: June 23-29, 2019 at Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC
These camps are world-class and feature an impressive record of producing thousands of engineers and STEM leaders. They provide a challenging and fun experience for students interested in exploring STEM skills and careers. Campers gain a sense of what it takes to become a STEM professional and what options exist to explore that interest from high school to college and beyond. Each camp has a unique curriculum that generally features hands-on activities conducted in a competitive environment that promote teamwork, leadership, project management, and problem solving. Information on each camp, including the on-line applications is available at www.same.org/stemcamps.
Camp applications are due by March 15, 2019. Students should list the Tulsa Post as their desired Post for consideration of a sponsorship, and they can list other SAME Posts as well.
Langston University Intensive Academy for Math, Science, and Technology for Grades 10-12
This two-week academy is for 36 aspiring mathematicians, scientists and engineers. The focus will be on improving students' appreciation for and enrollment in Oklahoma core curricula through intense, positive experiences in mathematics, chemistry, biology, technology, and preparation for success. Oklahoma core curricula, ACT preparation, scholarships, and undergraduate and graduate school matriculation will be addressed. Experiences will incorporate cutting-edge technologies that support hands-on activities and innovative teaching and learning.
Contact: Dr. Alonzo F. Peterson, 405.466.3341, www.langston.edu/math-and-science-academy
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
It's a Polymer Life: Polymers of Everyday Life Summer Academy
This academy offers students the opportunity to make polymers and to measure and understand the properties of polymers and why polymers are used in everyday life from packaging to automobile parts to artificial organs to bulletproof vests. In addition, students will learn in the laboratory about dyeing different types of polymers from natural (cotton) to synthetic (polyester/nylon) and how the polymers' properties affect the dyeing process. Students will also explore the science of baking and experience college life. This is a partnership with OSU College of Arts and Sciences and the Division of Institutional Diversity.
Contact: Dr. Jovette Dew, 405.744.5335, email@example.com
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Southwestern Summer Science and Mathematics Academy
This academy is designed to give 32 high school juniors and seniors a two-week experience in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The program is designed to motivate students toward pursuing higher education and careers in STEM disciplines. SSMA will be located on the SWOSU campus with participants living in dormitories, dining in cafeteria, and taking classes in a variety of science content and communication areas. Laboratory, field experiences and team activities will enhance the participants' problem-solving skills. During the second week, participants will be involved in a problem-solving competition.
Contact: Dr. Brian D. Campbell at 580.774.3118, firstname.lastname@example.org