Applications are open for the popular Summer STEM Program at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and will be taken though April 15, 2015. At least one Maker Mom reader sent her son last year and he had a blast at the camp. It’s reassuring to know this site is living up to its mission to help parents raise STEM-loving kids!
The US Naval Academy Summer STEM camps are offered for rising 8th -11th graders. The application includes not only basic questions about academic background, but about physical ability (as in, tell us about what varsity sports you’re in) as well. These are selective programs which aim to bring together a diverse group of participants from across the US.
According to their brochure, topics such as Energy and Light, Infrastructure, Transportation and Cybersecurity, Environmental Challenges, Flight and Fluids, Automation, Simulation and Modeling, Biometrics and Robotics will be covered in ways that allows for hands-on participation.
Parents must cover the cost of transportation to BWI or the Naval Academy in addition to the $425 approximate cost for the program, which covers meals, housing and materials. This is about twice the price it was a couple of years ago. Hmmmm.