Physical Sciences Overview

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields are some of the fastest-growing and most lucrative. A solid foundation in middle and high school is critical for students to have the option of pursuing those careers. It’s also important to be able to communicate that knowledge effectively, in a variety of formats, and to different audiences. This Summer Institute will expose students to a range of scientific disciplines (physical, earth, and life), engineering, computer science, mathematics, and tech skills (basic coding, web design, and audio/visual production). Students will also learn about college and career options and how they can help make STEM fields more welcoming and inclusive.

The program will run from 9am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday on UCF’s main campus. Successful students will be those who are eager to learn new things, work hard during the week, and be a supportive group member. The are no academic prerequisites, but a teacher recommendation is required.


Program Dates: Monday to Friday, June 24 – June 28

Program Cost: $400 (includes lunch)

Who can apply? Rising 6th-8th graders

When can I apply? Applications open in February 2019

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