Applications Now Accepted for Free STEM Summer Academies on College Campuses

ThisSummer Academies summer, middle and high school students can live on a college campus while exploring exciting fields of study at the free 2022 Summer Academies in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

STEM Summer Academies, sponsored by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, are open to upcoming eighth- through 12th-graders. Each academy explores the latest trends in science, technology, engineering and math through fun, hands-on activities and innovative software as students experiment both in the classroom and outdoors. Many academies also include field trips to some of the state’s top companies, science facilities and museums.

The 2022 academies will be offered by 19 of Oklahoma’s college and universities on 21 different campuses in May, June, July, and August. The 31 academies will be offered statewide and last from three days to two or more weeks. Some academies require students to live in the campus residence halls, while others require that students travel to and from campus each day. This year, there are 17 residential academies and 14 commuter academies.

“For more than 30 years, our Summer Academies have enabled middle school and high school students to study with top college and university professors and experience life on a college campus while exploring STEM careers,” said Chancellor Allison D. Garrett. “STEM Summer Academies participants are more likely to attend college and earn college degrees.”

Applications are now being accepted for the academies, and many have deadlines. Because the academies are free and enrollment is limited, students are encouraged to apply early. To qualify, students must be entering eighth through 12th grade this fall. The academies are not exclusively for top students, but instead are designed to give all students an opportunity to increase their interest and confidence in science, technology, engineering and math and, ultimately, expand their career and educational aspirations.

Academy descriptions and contact information are available at Students can also get information from their school counselors or by calling (800) 858-1840.

Academies offered this summer include:

Cameron University, Lawton

  • Engineering and Applied Mathematics Summer Academy, June 12-17 and July 10-15 (Grades 9-12)
  • NanoExplorers: A High School Summer Science Academy, June 12-17 and June 19-24 (Grades 9-12)

Connors State College, Warner

  • Building Futures: STEM Pathways Academy, July 9th, 16th and 23rd (Grades 10-12)

East Central University, Ada

  • Explorations in Computer Science and Robotics, June 12-17 (Grades 8-12)
  • Molecules of Nature: Make and Analyze Molecules of Importance in the Fields of Medicine, Food Processing and Agriculture, June 13-17 (Grades 8-10)

Murray State College, Ardmore or Tishomingo

  • Mars or Bust! June 13-17 or June 20-24 (Grades 8-9)

Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow

  • Get Green for Blue: STEM Investigations Connecting Water to You – Summer Academy, June 6-10 (Grades 8-10)
  • Camp Biomed: A Glowing Overview, June 20-24 (Grades 8-10)

Northern Oklahoma College, Tonkawa

  • Power Up Your Summer, June 14-16 (8th Grade)

Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Alva

  • Exploring Renewable Energy: A Summer STEM Camp, May 31-June 4 (Grades 8-12)

Oklahoma Panhandle State University, Goodwell

  • Panhandle Protégés, July 10-22 (Grades 10-12)

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa

  • OKStars and NativeOKStars, June 6 – July 16 (Grades 11-12)

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater

  • Design Thinking Summer Academy, June 6-10 (Grades 10-12)

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology, Okmulgee

  • Emerging and Converging Technology Summer Academy, June 5-10 (Grades 8-10)

Oral Roberts University, Tulsa

  • Oral Roberts University Summer Math and Science Academy, June 6 – 10 and August 20 (Grades 8-9)

Rose State College, Midwest City

  • ROCK the Earth, June 6-10 (Grades 8-9)
  • Rockets and PI, July 18-22 (Grades 8-9)

Seminole State College, Seminole

  • Engineering and Construction Management, July 17-22 (Grades 11-12)
  • Peek Into Engineering, July 17-22 (Grades 9-12)

Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Durant

  • PI-STEM Summer Academy, June 6-10 (Grades 8-9)

Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Weatherford

  • SWOSU Summer Science and Mathematics Academy, June 5-17 (Grades 10-12)

University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond

  • UCO Future Engineers Summer Academy, June 6-10 and June 13-17 (Grades 8-10)
  • ESTEEM-Builder for Emerging Careers: 2022 High School Summer Academy, June 1-6 (Grades 9-12)

University of Oklahoma, Norman

  • The Oklahoma Mesonet – Meteorology Sweeping Down the Plains, June 12 – 17 (Grades 9-11)
  • Design in Action: Creativity, Innovation, and Sustainability Shaping the Built Environment, June 5-10 (Grades 9-10)
  • Earth Cycles: The Geology of Carbon, Water, and Life, June 26-July 1 (Grades 8-10)

University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma, Chickasha

  • Where Does Our Food Come From and How Does it Get There? June 20-24 or July 11-15 (Grades 8-9)

The University of Tulsa

  • 2022 Cryptography Summer Academy, July 5-9 (Grades 8-9)
  • 2022 TEC Summer Academy, June 20-25 (Grades 8-9)
  • Summer Engineering Academy at the University of Tulsa, June 27-July 1 (Grades 8-12)

Tulsa Community College

  • TCC Summer STEM Academy, June 13-24 (Grades 9-12)


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