St. Thomas Aquinas College is pleased to announce that it is accepting applications for its upcoming STEM Exploration Summer Program. The program, sponsored by Veolia for its second consecutive year, will be held at the College during the week of July 23.
The STEM Exploration Summer Program is a one-week, overnight learning experience for rising junior and senior high school students. Students will be immersed in STEM fields while demonstrating how they can all work together to solve some of the world’s most complicated problems. Priority is given to students from groups that have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields. The program is free of charge and also gives students the opportunity to gain valuable college credits.
“A key facet of this program’s mission is to break down barriers that are often faced by groups that are underrepresented in STEM fields, by providing access to a truly immersive STEM experience, expert professors, innovative tools, and college credits, all at no cost to the student,” said Dr. Bianca Wentzell, Dean of the School of STEM at St. Thomas Aquinas College. “We will accept 30 students into the program this year and look forward to welcoming another great cohort of students to campus. We thank Veolia for their continued sponsorship.”
Program participants will take college classes in biology, math, computer science, science fiction, environmental studies, and more. Students will also tour a Veolia facility, participate in a career panel discussion, and engage with the STEM@STAC Advisory Board.
Applications are being accepted now through May 1. To apply, please visit www.stac.edu/STEMexplore.