The STEM Academy is a five-day program that will introduce incoming freshmen to careers in STEM areas, build connections to other STEM students, faculty, and staff. Our primary goal is to provide students with a foundation as they start their academic career at MCLA, and assist them on their way to earning undergraduate degrees in STEM areas.
STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math
Application to the 2014 STEM Academy
You have one of two ways to ways to apply.
Completed applications should be sent to:
Dr. Chris Himes
Center for Science and Innovation
375 Church St
North Adams, MA
The Academy accepts up to 20 incoming freshmen who are enrolled in a STEM major or have expressed interest in STEM fields. The program is open to all students. Low-income, first-generation college students, women, and racial/ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Comments from 2013 Academy Participants!
"I feel like I'm going into the college year prepared for what is to come. I learned a lot and met so many wonderful people."
"Thank you for such a great experience at STEM. My family and I truly value all the preparation that took place in order for the program to be as successful as it was." - Shelby, Class of 2017"Thank you again for the wonderful opportunity of attending the STEM Academy. It was awesome!" - Jess, Class of 2017
Program goals include:
- Enhance college readiness especially in mathematics
- Familiarize students with campus life
- Gain knowledge on STEM-related careers
- Learn skills to prepare for college success