Summer STEM


Challenge Yourself This Summer

Applications Are Open Until April 15, 2020

IMPORTANT 2020

UPDATES

The US Naval Academy Office of Admissions is well aware of the current public health situation.  We continue to closely monitor the coronavirus outbreak and are watching official information and recommendations from health authorities such as the Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) and World Health Organization (“WHO”) as it relates to our larger community. 

To date, we are still planning to host both our Naval Academy Summer Seminar and Naval Academy Summer STEM camp during the month of June.  Please know that we will keep you updated. If we change course, that decision will be shared no later than mid-May.  Our decision will be based on facts and recommendations from USNA leadership, official health authorities, local authorities, and program partners.   

Our summer programs applications remain open, and we encourage you to apply with the understanding that if selected, your program fee payment is fully refundable should you need to cancel participation or if USNA cancels the programs prior to the start of Naval Academy Summer Seminar or Summer STEM camp based on current guidance.

Thank you for your time and understanding, and please check the USNA Admissions website and social media regularly for updates.



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.

2020 Session Dates
Rising 9th Graders
June 1 - 6
Rising 10th Graders
June 8 - 13
Rising 11th Graders
June 15 – 19

* 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 (Forbes) and #5 "Best Undergraduate Engineering Program" in the Country (U.S. News & World 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)

The Naval Academy Summer STEM program fee is $600 per student. This includes room and board, meals, activities and local transportation. Campers should plan to bring additional funds for snacks and souvenirs.

Travel is the responsibility of each attendee.

Commercial air travelers should arrange to fly into and out of Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm on the day of arrival, and after 2:00 pm on the day of departure.

The USNA Summer STEM Program will provide bus transportation from BWI to the Academy, as well as back to the airport.

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 (Forbes) and #5 "Best Undergraduate Engineering Program" in the Country (U.S. News & World 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)

Program Fee and Travel

The Naval Academy Summer STEM program fee is $600 per student. This includes room and board, meals, activities and local transportation. Campers should plan to bring additional funds for snacks and souvenirs.

Travel is the responsibility of each attendee.

Commercial air travelers should arrange to fly into and out of Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI) between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm on the day of arrival, and after 2:00 pm on the day of departure.

The USNA Summer STEM Program will provide bus transportation from BWI to the Academy, as well as back to the airport.

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, intramural sports, invited speaker
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 “major” social
Friday: Closing ceremony, departure