STEAM Team Summer Academy

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

 The STEAM Team Summer Academy provides quality educational programming for middle school and high school students. Over the course of a week students are engaged in hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Student participants engage their creativity, enhance their approach to problem solving, and develop communication and critical thinking skills.
     The daily activities include discussions around the United Nations Millennium Goals, designing and building complex chain reaction machines, exploring mathematical concepts through folding, team building through fitness activities, arts, sciences, and goal setting in preparation for transition to high school, college, and career. 
     The Academy begins with a pre-Academy orientation for students and their families on Sunday, and culminates with the Youth and Community conference on the Saturday following the week of activities. The Academy is a collaboration of faculty from the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

During the week-long experience students will:

  • Explore mathematical concepts and engineering design principles;
  • Design and build complex chain reaction machines, robotic devices, and structures using folding techniques;
  • Engage their curiosity to ask and explore their own questions;
  • Develop critical mathematics skills and understanding;
  • Create their own works of art.
  • Participate in fun character and team-building through fitness and theatre activities;
  • Learn about people and careers in STEAM, highlighting the experiences of women and minorities in the STEAM fields;
  • Engage in daily personal and academic goal-setting sessions;
  • Learn how to use the middle and high school years to prepare for college and careers.

Enrolled students will learn from University of San Diego faculty, students and alumni from the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, and the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering.


  • Program Directors
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Maria Cristina Manabat
(619) 260-4706

College of Arts and Sciences

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Phone: (619) 260-4600
Fax: (619) 260-4162

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