Wednesday, May 17, 2017

[462] Deadline nears for STEM camp at MTSU for underrepresented middle school girls


MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — The deadline for a STEM camp at MTSU for underrepresented middle school girls is Friday, May 19, and openings remain, a camp official said.

Participants will spend one day during the week of camp (June 12-16) to learn about each letter in STEM — one day on Science, one on Technology, one on Engineering and one on Mathematics — and the closing day will include a group activity to develop a poster describing one activity covered during the week the students particularly liked.

Those underrepresented in STEM fields include African-American, Hispanic and Native American girls.

The cost is $100 per participant (lunch and snacks provided) with $75 scholarships available for students eligible for free and reduced lunch. For scholarships or to apply to attend, visit http://stem4.mtsu.edu/sums/.

To apply for a scholarship, parents must provide certification of the student’s participation in the free and reduced lunch program.

The camp will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with drop-off starting at 8 a.m. and pick up by 4:30 p.m. in the Kirksey Old Main lobby. To find KOM, visit http://tinyurl.com/MTSUParkingMap. Each of the daily STEM activities will be held at a different campus location.

“Activities are fun, hands-on and age appropriate,” said Tom Cheatham, director of the Tennessee STEM Education Center at MTSU.

For questions about the program, email Cheatham at Tom.Cheatham@mtsu.edu or call 615-904-8573.


To learn about other summer camp opportunities at MTSU, visit the Summer Experiences website at http://www.mtsu.edu/camps/index.php.