For release: March 5, 2013
For press information, contact Shirley Cowley, 901-678-2345
Funded by a special grant from the Tennessee Board of Regents, the University of Memphis
will offer a residential summer session June 2-15 to let high school students explore
STEM fields – the sciences, technology, engineering, and mathematics – to help them
envision studying those subjects in college. The STEM Academy is open to students
who will be high school sophomores and juniors in fall 2013.
Chosen from Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools, the students will live
on campus in U of M residence halls during the two-week session. Housing, meals, and
all activities will be paid for by the grant.
To be selected, students must have successfully completed Algebra I. They also must
have finished the 9th grade and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75. A letter of
recommendation is required from a teacher or staff member at an applicant’s high school.
Space is limited in this competitive program. The application deadline is April 10. A printable application is available online at http://www.memphis.edu/pdfs/mathacademy13.pdf.
For more information, call Shirley Cowley at 901-678-2345.