STEAM Academy


10:00 am - 12:00 pm daily from Monday July 20th, 2020 - Friday July 24th, 2020

Apply by July 10th, 2020!

                                                      What is the STEAM Team Academy?

The STEAM Team Summer Academy is a week-long quality educational experience for middle and high school students. Students are engaged in hands-on learning in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM). 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 Goals for Sustainable Development

  • Designing and building complex chain reaction machines

  • Exploring mathematical concepts through folding and visualization

  • Team building through fitness activities, arts, sciences and goal setting in preparation for transition to high school, college and career.

The experience 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 Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences and the College of Arts and Sciences.

                                                                             How Do I Register?

To attend the academy students must first apply. Once a student has applied for the academy they will be notified by a member of the STEAM Team.


Upon their acceptance, students will need to submit their emergency contact and liability information. This form is found here.

                                                                   STEAM Team Teacher Academy

The STEAM Team Teacher Academy is a week long experiential learning experience for educators. Participants will engage in guided explorations and discussions on important readings in the areas of STEM equity, culturally contextualized STEM learning, and productive struggle.

These concepts will be put into practice during daily STEAM activity sessions with middle and high school students, and their families.

Teacher Academy participants will have the opportunity to engage in these sessions both as learners and co-facilitators. Each day will conclude with a debrief of /reflection on the day’s STEAM activity.

Teachers Apply Here!

Key Outcomes:
  • Engage in collaborative STEAM projects with a social justice focus
  • Develop skills to improve your own STEAM classroom instruction
  • Improve your use of tools and techniques for engaging students from diverse cultural backgrounds in STEAM
  • Become part of a professional learning community
  • Strengthen facilitation skills
  • Develop skills in the use of folding and mathematical games for facilitating the development of mathematical thinking and visualization
  • Apply the engineering design process to facilitate creative problem solving

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