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.
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.
Program goals include:
Left: a student attempts chemistry in a clean suit at SUNY College of Nanoscale Science & Technology
Right, top: checking blood pressure during Biology lab
Right, bottom: a STEM Academy reunion at the start of spring semester
Comments from Academy Participants!
"So many opportunities came for me because of the STEM program. I value every experience and every memory that came from my summer with STEM." - Shannon, Class of 2020
"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 2018
"I feel like I'm going into the college year prepared for what is to come, especially in terms of academic rigor and time management. I learned a lot and met so many wonderful people." - Jeff, Class of 2017
For more information:
Please contact Dr. Sara Steele, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the STEM Academy:
telephone: (413) 662-5518