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Naval Academy Science Program Seeks Student Applicants

Posted on: December 18, 2013 08:00 EST by LT Teng K. Ooi and CAPT Linda J. Beltra

Applications for the 2014 Naval Academy Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) summer program will open Jan. 6.

Session dates include June 2-7 for rising eighth and ninth graders, June 9-14 for rising 10th graders, and June 16-20 for rising 11th graders.

This annual summer program is designed to expose young people to STEM concepts and technologies and to encourage 8th-11th graders to pursue a course of study in STEM-related subjects throughout high school, college, and beyond.

The aim is to integrate STEM-focused concepts across the curriculum and pave the way for students to succeed academically in mathematics and science and help put them on a path towards successful STEM careers. An effective and practical way to stimulate student interest in STEM is to show how mathematics and science are applied to create exciting technologies.

The 2014 STEM program will showcase the latest in technological advances in a wide variety of science and engineering topics to include energy and light, infrastructure, transportation, cybersecurity, environmental challenges, flight and fluids, automation, simulation and modeling, biometrics and robotics.

Students will participate in project-based modules using a hands-on, real-world approach to solving design and analysis problems in the Naval Academy’s world-class laboratory facilities. This unique learning environment promotes engineering “habits of mind” such as systems thinking, optimization, innovation, creativity, and team work. It exposes students to a problem-based environment outside the traditional classroom.

The 2014 Summer STEM Program is a great start to a student’s career in science and engineering. 

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