UofM Will Host STEM Academy for High School Students in June

April 5, 2017 - Funded by a special grant from the Tennessee Board of Regents, the University of Memphis will offer a residential summer session June 4-16. The purpose of the grant is to allow underrepresented high school students to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields so that they envision studying those subjects in college. The STEM Academy is open to students who will be high school sophomores and juniors in fall 2017.

Chosen from the Shelby County Schools, the students will live on campus at the UofM 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 ninth 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.

The application is online at Student Application STEM Academy 2017. The deadline for submission is April 28.

Contact: Fredrika Cowley, fcowley@memphis.edu or
Angiline Powell, apowell3@memphis.edu