Utility Nav Top Nav Content Left Nav Site Search Site Search Site Search
Educated to Lead. Inspired to Achieve.

Westminster STEM Academy

July 8-12, 2018

For incoming high school freshmen through graduating Class of 2018 seniors. 

Lab work. Field experience. Real-world training with professionals.

STEMExplore how physics, environmental science, mathematics, and chemistry impact your daily life and the entire world.STEM academy

Do you love finding out how things work? Does science fascinate you?

  • Work to solve problems, and engage in project-based learning.
  • Learn with dynamic faculty.
  • Work as a professional in the field.
  • Start your research career with hands-on experience.
  • Have fun! Each night, enjoy fun and creative activities. 
  • Plus, for an additional fee you can earn 1-hour of college credit when you complete the Westminster STEM Academy.
STEM Academy at Westminster College

5 Days, 9 Labs
Field ecology
Computer Design

2018 courses will include...

Take part in a rare opportunity to explore the human body: an anatomical review of a male and female cadaver.

Digging with drones? Using rock and fossil clues, paleontologists make new discoveries every year about some of the most unique and amazing organisms to have ever lived. Learn how drones are now used to locate dig sites and solve the mysteries of ancient life.

3D printing is transforming the world of manufacturing and design. Try your hand at computer aided design (CAD) and print your own creations on a 3D printer.

From medicine to toothbrush bristles, how do chemists meet the world’s needs, but stay environmentally responsible? Find out how to make substances such as nylon and aspirin while learning about green chemistry.

Perform field work on an excursion to Prairie Fork Conservation Area, a 711-acre nature reserve in nearby Williamsburg.

Power up with electrochemistry! Learn more about electrochemical processes by exploring how we get energy from chemical reactions.

Build and launch rockets, investigating engineering design and using elastic potential and kinetic energy.

And more ...

View photos from previous STEM Academy experiences.

$500 (all-inclusive - curriculum materials, food, housing, and tuition). Bonus - Earn 1-hour college credit when you complete the Westminster STEM Academy (additional $150 fee). 

For more information, contact Dr. Jim Concannon, Associate Professor/Chair of Education DepartmentJim C.

Westminster College
Back to Top