Summer STEM


Applications Open January 4, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. (EST)



Thinking of a career as a coder, game developer, designer, or robotics engineer? Then start with the experience of a world-class program like the Naval Academy’s Summer STEM Program.

STEM is all about exploring, creating, building, and making things better, and at our Summer STEM Program, you’ll do just that. You’ll work with students from all over the country as you test your problem-solving, creativity, and collaboration skills.

2021 Session Dates
Rising 9th Graders
June 7 - 12
Rising 10th Graders
June 14 - 19
Rising 11th Graders
June 21 – 25

* We are aware that some school districts are still in session during our programs. Unfortunately we cannot adjust our dates given facility availability and our midshipman training schedules..

** Sessions vary by grade level and students may only attend the designated session for their grade.

Attending

Summer STEM

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Summer STEM

5. A Field Trip to the Nation’s Capital
4. Build Cool Things
3. Live on Campus
2. Meet New Friends
1. Experience STEM at the #1 Top Public College in the Country and #5 "Best Undergraduate Engineering Program" in the Country (released 2021 U.S. News & World Report College Ranking Report)

For over 30 years, before STEM was being promoted, the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) has been advancing events and activities and offering scholarships designed to excite students to become engineers.

SAME, in collaboration with the military services, offers a series of week long, STEM Engineering & Construction Camps designed for High School students who excel in math, science and technology courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture, or related fields in college.

Each of our camps has their unique curriculum, with the common thread being: challenging environment, hands-on activities, mentors who are young engineers, long term resources for alumni.

For more information visit the SAME website.

What we’re looking for:

  • Students entering 9th - 11th grade
  • Evidence of strong accomplishments inside and outside the classroom
  • Strong academic performance
  • Strong PSAT, SAT or ACT scores (where applicable)
  • A strong interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

The Naval Academy Summer STEM program fee is $900 per student. This includes room and board, all meals and activities, and local transportation. Campers should bring additional funds for snacks and souvenirs.

Why Should You Attend

Top 5 Reasons to Attend Summer STEM

5. A Field Trip to the Nation’s Capital
4. Build Cool Things
3. Live on Campus
2. Meet New Friends
1. Experience STEM at the #1 Top Public College in the Country and #5 "Best Undergraduate Engineering Program" in the Country (released 2021 U.S. News & World Report College Ranking Report)

SAME STEM Camp

For over 30 years, before STEM was being promoted, the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) has been advancing events and activities and offering scholarships designed to excite students to become engineers.

SAME, in collaboration with the military services, offers a series of week long, STEM Engineering & Construction Camps designed for High School students who excel in math, science and technology courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture, or related fields in college.

Each of our camps has their unique curriculum, with the common thread being: challenging environment, hands-on activities, mentors who are young engineers, long term resources for alumni.

For more information visit the SAME website.

Student Selection Criteria

What we’re looking for:

  • Students entering 9th - 11th grade
  • Evidence of strong accomplishments inside and outside the classroom
  • Strong academic performance
  • Strong PSAT, SAT or ACT scores (where applicable)
  • A strong interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math

Program Fee and Travel

The Naval Academy Summer STEM program fee is $900 per student. This includes room and board, all meals and activities, and local transportation. Campers should bring additional funds for snacks and souvenirs.

STEM

Summer Schedule

Rising 9th and 10th Graders

Monday: Arrival, team-building activities, intramural sports
Tuesday: Field trip to the Smithsonian Institute
Wednesday: Academic modules, intramural sports, evening picnic, invited speaker
Thursday: Academic modules, intramural sports, USNA “majors” roundtable event and social
Friday: Academic modules and intramural sports
Saturday: Closing ceremony, departure

Rising 11th Graders

Monday: Arrival, team-building activities, intramural sports
Tuesday: Academic modules, field trip, intramural sports
Wednesday: Academic modules, intramural sports, evening picnic, invited speaker
Thursday: Academic modules, intramural sports, USNA “majors” roundtable event and social
Friday: Closing ceremony, departure