2020 Junior STEM Academy
The UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DDEI) is so excited about our 2020 Junior STEM Academy! Summer 2020 will bring many new changes, and all of the same old fun!! This year we will learn about STEM though the eyes of the ancient Egyptians.
Registration for 2020 is now closed
Summer 2020 Dates:
June 8th-June 12th: Kindergarten-2nd Grade June 15th-June 19th: 3rd Grade- 5th Grade
What is Junior STEM Academy?
Junior STEM Academy (JSA) is a 1-week summer program for our Kindergarten-5th Grade scholars. This program is designed to immerse our young scholars in a world of Science Technology Engineering Mathematics that focuses on health (STEM-H) and other sciences while incorporating technology, engineering, and mathematics. The remarkable thing about this program is the interactive, problem-based curriculum. Less than 20% of our curriculum includes didactic teaching. This intentional design allows us to pique the interest of scholars in an interesting and informative way. Camp times are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
While STEM-H is the main focus of the camp, our ultimate goal is to provide a holistic learning experience for these amazing minds. We integrate concepts relating to mental health/wellness such as cyber-bulling or emotional intelligence. We also have several community service projects. We work diligently to instill the idea of “Think globally. Act locally”.
Each year we hire an eclectic and amazing staff consisting of certified teachers, undergraduate and graduate students from across Arkansas and surrounding states. These amazing teams greatly contribute to the success of the program. Several of summer workers have aspirations of careers in education or admission to professional school.
Cost and Fees:
- Application fee $35
- per application, per scholar
- application fee due to complete application
- DDEI accepts checks and/or money orders
- We are ONLY accepting payments by mail. We are unable to process online payments.
- Mail payments to:
- UAMS, Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, 4301 W. Markham, slot 625 Little Rock, AR 72205
- Re: Junior STEM Academy
- Memo: Applicant Name
- Registration fee: $150*
- Registration fee includes: field trip fee, snacks, and lunches
- If accepted in Summer 2020 cohort, $35 application fee applies to $150 registration fee.
*Scholarship applications are available. The scholarship applies to the registration fee only.
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