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OK Regents Summer Academies

 

This summer, invite your students to spend time at an Oklahoma college or university and discover the fascinating worlds of aeronautics, engineering, environmental conservation, forensic science and much more!

 

Summer Academies are FREE!

 

Be sure to request applications from the contact person listed under the academy you choose. Or call 1.800.858.1840 for more information.

Note: Academies are either commuter or residential. For commuter academies, students will travel to and from the academy location each day. For residential academies, students will reside at the academy location on campus for the duration of the academy.

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Grades 8-9

Oral Roberts University 
A Hands-On Program in Mathematics and Science


Residential 
June 11-15

This academy provides opportunities for developing skills to learn mathematics and science. Mathematical activities include code-breaking cryptology and fractal pattern recognition. Science experiences include field trips, real-world technologies, rocketry and laboratory work where students seek to understand the natural world. The use of problem-solving ideas and project-based learning integrate these mathematics and science experiences.

Contact: Dr. John Matsson, jmatsson@oru.edu, 918.495.6935, or get an application atwww.oru.edu/current_students/my_academics/schools/college_of_science_engineering/
pdf/summer_academy_application.pdf



 

Southeastern Oklahoma State University Take Flight – Aviation/Science Camp 2012


Residential
 June 18-22

This academy offers participating students, who will be starting the eighth and ninth grades, an opportunity to learn about science, technology and engineering as they relate to aviation and the effects of flight. This camp will also explore career paths within the various fields of aviation, offering a hands-on experience, while incorporating aspects of science, technology, engineering and mathematics principles that are involved in flight and aerodynamics. While staying the week in Southeastern Oklahoma State University residence halls, participants will get a glimpse of college life from the inside and take part in interpersonal and self-discovery discussions with peers and camp counselors regarding college life and preparing for life after high school. The academy will be held at Eaker Field near the SE main campus in Durant.

Contact: SE Office of Continuing Education, 580.745.2858



 

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College 
Exceptional Direction United in Culture, Academics, Technology, and Excitement in Medical Education (E.D.U.C.A.T.E. M.E.)


Residential 
June 25-29

This academy is an interactive, hands-on learning opportunity to introduce students to careers in health and alternative practices in medicine. The academy will focus on careers in medical laboratory technology, nursing, physical therapy and athletic training. Students will also explore how humor is used in medicine and the practice of traditional American Indian health methods. The learning activities will include hands-on activities in the on-campus health care laboratories. Students will also take a tour of a regional medical center and participate in Native American cultural experiences.

Contact: Vickie Garner, 918.787.5475



 

The University of Tulsa
 Technology Education and Collaborative (TEC) – A Summer Technology Academy for 
Eighth- and Ninth-Grade Students


Residential
 July 9-14

This residential technology academy for students interested in computers and GPS-related technologies will focus on an energy theme. Students will use GPS receivers for data collection during a field trip and then process data to create interactive GIS maps. Digital cameras/ camcorders will be used for MovieMaker, data sets downloaded from the Internet will be in Excel, chat rooms and journaling will be done with WebCT, GPS scavenger hunts and geo-caches will use ArcVoyager, and presentations will be prepared in PowerPoint and Comic Life.

Contact: Dr. David Brown, 918.631.2719, or visit http://www.orgs.utulsa.edu/tec



 

University of Oklahoma 
Sky High: An Exploration of Aeronautics from the Basics and Beyond


Commuter 
July 16-27

Ready for takeoff? This academy offers rising eighth- and ninth-grade students the unique opportunity to study at the Max Westheimer Airport. The combination of classroom instruction, field experiences and flight time in university Piper Warrior aircrafts will offer a hands-on approach to learning about aeronautics. Students will gain first-hand knowledge and behind-the-scenes experiences not found in a traditional classroom. Experiments and activities will challenge students to see a broader view of the world of aeronautics. Thirty students will be accepted into this two-week nonresidential academy. Lunch will be provided each day.

Contact: Holly Mills, hollymills@ou.edu, 405.325.6897, or visit http://youth.ou.edu/
summer_academies.html




 

Grades 8-10

Cameron University 
Science Detective Summer Academy


Residential 
May 28-June 3

This academy asks, “Are there a growing number of organisms developing resistance to antibiotics?” This academy will include experience in field biology, laboratory science and inquiry, as well as exploration of health care careers. It is also an opportunity to experience what it is like to study and live on a college campus. Through the course of the academy, students will be introduced to methods of sample collection, scientific laboratory methods, scientific inquiry and opportunities for students to pursue biomedical education through the Oklahoma Technology Centers, as well as explore and experience health care careers in a hospital setting.

Contact: Dr. Joe Langley, jlangley@cameron.edu, 580.581.2852, or Dr. Carla Guthridge,carlag@cameron.edu, 580.591.8002



 

Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow 
Get Green for Blue: Outdoor Investigations to Connect Water to You


Commuter 
June 11-15

Put on your waders, grab your net and let’s catch those critters! In teams, students will learn about water quality through collecting data, analyzing the health of water bodies and determining possible solutions to water quality problems. The program is open to students entering the eighth, ninth or 10th grade. Come to Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow and the Rogers County Reserve and be a part of this fun, activity-based adventure!

Contact: Dr. Kathi McDowell, mcdowelk@nsuok.edu, 918.449.6502, or visit www.nsuok.edu/
getgreencamps.aspx



 

Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow
 Science at the Zoo


Commuter 
June 18-22

Working at the Tulsa Zoo, students will integrate multidisciplinary techniques to move beyond memorizing facts about animals. Through observation and critical thinking, students will formulate hypotheses about animals and their adaptations and relationships to their environments. Digital images and video will record data to test hypotheses. Students will apply math and science knowledge and build leadership, team-building and deductive-reasoning skills. On the final day, students will present an Internet video of their research to their families.

Contact: Dr. Erik Terdal, terdal@nsuok.edu




 

Grades 8-11

East Central University
 Explorations in Computer Science and Robotics


Residential 
June 18-22

This academy is a one-week residential experience that will engage participants in the exciting imagination-stretching, logic-building and fun world of computer science. Students will learn programming in C, explore the endless possibilities of computer science careers, interact with professionals, and invoke their creativity and problem-solving skills by designing, building and programming robots.

Contact: Stacey Bolin, 580.559.5596, Mary Kay Tarver, 580.559.5593,  emailComputerScience@ecok.edu or visit http://robotics.ecok.edu/



 

The University of  Tulsa
 Summer Engineering Academy at The University of Tulsa for Precollege Students


Commuter
 June 25-29

This academy makes students aware of career opportunities in electrical and mechanical engineering through hands-on design projects, interaction with industry professionals and an integrating project. High school teachers will receive training and assist investigators with the academy’s activities. Students will present their experiences in their math and science classes during the school year. Teachers will be supported in implementing academy exercises within their classrooms. The goal is to attract more Oklahoma students into engineering to help meet Oklahoma technical employer needs.

Contact: Peter LoPresti, peter-lopresti@utulsa.edu, 918.631.3274




 

Grades 8-12

Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
Valuing Traditions: Applying Indigenous Stewardship in Ecology


Residential
 June 18-23

“Niyohto:k Ongwa’nigoha” is a Seneca-Cayuga proverb that can be translated as “the way it will be in our mind,” “of one mind” or “let our minds come together.” Students are invited to come together in this engaging residential academy that is an investigation into the scientific and cultural applications of ethnobotany as it pertains to medicinal remedies and the reclamation of a significantly damaged ecosystem. Students will have the opportunity to study “one of the most challenging sites in the United States,” which encompasses more than 104 km2 of mine tailing and chat piles that have traumatized ecosystems. Under the guidance of scientists and tribal leaders, students will have the unique opportunity to study multiple sites and evaluate reclamation efforts as well as observe preserved areas of native habitats. Students will actively participate in data collection and analysis and conduct multiple laboratory and field studies designed to evaluate the impact of ethnobotany on phytoremediation and on its implications for medicinal remedies. During this culturally rich academy, students will explore how native species can be used to improve quality of life and provide solutions for restoring ecological balance.

Contact: JulieAnna Rohde, jrohde@neo.edu, 918.540.6271, or visitwww.neo.edu/StudentLife/Activities/
SummerCamps/tabid/1241/Default.aspx




 

Grade 9

University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City 
Exploring Math and Science Academy (EMSA)


Commuter
 June 4-15

This academy is a stimulating summer experience for students to explore careers in the health sciences. EMSA will provide hands-on laboratory and classroom activities for students, which will enrich their math and science knowledge and ability. In addition to activities at the seven University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center colleges, students will explore health fields in the community through a daylong field trip.

Contact: Brian Corpening, brian-corpening@ouhsc.edu, 405.271.2390, or visit http://ouhsc.edu/
communitypartnership




 

Grades 9-10

Oklahoma State University 
Exploring Quantitative Analysis: A Basic Introduction


Residential
 June 3-16

Students will learn basic concepts of research design and statistics, learn more about careers in math and science, and increase their mathematical and scientific reasoning abilities. Sessions mainly consist of students putting their knowledge into action through hands-on learning experiences, including observational research with people and animals, a survey design exercise and Web page design during this two-week long residential academy. The academy will also cover creativity, innovation and social entrepreneurship in an attempt to solve a major environmental issue of the day. Preliminary field trip plans include the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Frontier City, the Oklahoma History Museum, Science Museum Oklahoma and a Redhawks game.

Contact: Dr. Melanie Page, melanie.page@okstate.edu (email is preferred and faster), 405.744.7334, or get an application at http://fp.okstate.edu/melanis/ssa



 

Northwestern Oklahoma State University 
Exploring the Benefits of Human-Animal Interaction


Residential
 June 10-16

This academy uses animals as tools to teach scientific concepts, mathematics and enhanced health care for humans. The students will apply their learning through hands-on experiences, workshops and real human-animal interations by visiting assisted living centers and child care centers and by participating in a “reading to dogs” program. They will also develop innovative and creative ways of solving environmental and wildlife issues by observing science in action during trips to the Great Salt Plains Wildlife Refuge Park and Alabaster State Park. Furthermore, they will learn other therapeutic values of animals in human educational, emotional and health care fields.

Contact: Dr. Sherril Stone, smstone@nwosu.edu, 580.213.3119, or Dr. Karen Linstrum,kslinstrum@nwosu.edu, or get an application at www.nwosu.edu/summer-science-academy



 

Oklahoma State University
 Camp T.U.R.F. – Tomorrow’s Undergraduates Realizing the Future


Residential 
June 17-29

At this two-week, residential academy for upcoming ninth and 10th graders, students will explore horticulture, landscape contracting and landscape architecture in sessions led by faculty, staff and industry professionals. Activities will be varied and hands-on, with typical activities including cloning plants, filming TV segments about gardening, drawing landscape symbols, making pervious concrete pavers and touring research facilities. Recreational activities often include swimming, bowling, live theatre, museum visits and mini golf. Activities occur both indoors and outdoors. Minorities are encouraged to apply.

Contact: Shelley Mitchell, shelley.mitchell@okstate.edu, 405.744.5755, or visitwww.hortla.okstate.edu




 

Grades 9-11

Cameron University
 NanoExplorers: A High School Summer Science Academy


Residential
 June 10-22

During this 10-day academy, 24 highly motivated and talented Oklahoma high school students  will live on campus and participate in activities designed to provide an intensive science and mathematics experience. The students will be introduced to the principles of nanotechnology and will use equipment that students will not likely find in a high school setting. Interactive activities will enable students to understand why very small systems exhibit unique behavior polymers. The academy will be directed by Cameron faculty members Drs. E. Ann Nalley and Ramiro Moro.

Contact: 580.581.2889, 580.581.2309 or visit http://nanoexplorers.50webs.com



 

University of Central Oklahoma 
Discovering Chemistry


Commuter
 Session I: June 11-14 
Session II: June 18-21

This academy introduces participants to chemistry in everyday life, followed by hands-on activities that reinforce those concepts. Students who have attended previously will be introduced to advanced topics. The academy will include chemistry magic performed by participants, chemistry of household products, food chemistry and sports nutrition, product synthesis, and biochemical analysis of proteins and DNA. Students will work in teams of five with a college mentor and then present their findings by PowerPoint presentation on the last day. Guest speakers will talk with the students about education and career opportunities in the field. Lunch is provided.

Contact: drundle@uco.edurbost@uco.edu or visit www.chemistry.uco.edu




 

Grades 9-12

University of Oklahoma 
Field Studies in Multidisciplinary Biology


Residential
 Session I: June 30-July 13 
Session II: July 16-27

This academy offers two, two-week sessions focusing on botany and zoology and using the “outdoors” as the classroom. Students will study organisms in their natural habitats and participate in discussions on research methodology. Students will spend most of their time outdoors gathering insects and plant collections and writing scientific papers based on their extensive field studies. The combination of field studies and hands-on laboratory sessions will assist the students in developing such skills as observation, measurement, classification, experimentation, interpretations, communication, modeling and safety. Students will gain firsthand knowledge and experiences that cannot be equaled in a school classroom setting. Thirty students will be accepted into each two-week session.

Contact: Holly Mills, hollymills@ou.edu, 405.325.6897, or visit http://youth.ou.edu/
summer_academies.html



 

Northern Oklahoma College, Enid
 CSI: Northern Summer Academy


Residential
 July 9-12

This academy is looking for high school students interested in science, mathematics and/or career opportunities in criminal justice. Twenty-five students will be selected to participate in four exciting days of hands-on activities, research, science experiments, guest speakers and field trips for behind-the-scene looks at the area of criminal justice and forensics. Applications are due by April 15.

Contact: Traci Schwerdtfeger, traci.schwerdtfeger@north-ok.edu, 580.748.2191, or get an application at www.north-ok.edu under the Community link



 

Seminole State College 
Peek Into Engineering


Residential
 July 29-Aug. 3

During this academy, which targets rising ninth- through 12th-grade students, teams of students will design and assemble underwater remote-operated vehicles and model boats. Participants will also be exposed to simple electronic circuitry. Exciting activities will expose participants to aerospace, computer, electrical, material, mechanical and systems engineering. Field trips will be taken to either Oklahoma State University or the University of Oklahoma and an engineering facility (an OG+E power plant and/or Blue Wave Boats). Competitions will be held throughout the academy.

Contact: 405.382.9217 or www.sscok.edu/PieAcademy/PieMainPg.htm




 

Grade 10

Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences 
Mysteries of Biomedical Science


Commuter
 June 25-29

Students will engage in a variety of laboratory experiments, demonstrations and discussions with scientists that will explore the molecular basis of disease and how biological research leads to innovations in medical treatment. Mysteries will include the biology of cancer, a microbial whodunit, brain function and forensic identification. Students will have the opportunity to meet with several different types of health care professionals and with college counselors to get advice about preparing for college.

Contact: Dorothy Turetsky, d.turetsky@okstate.edu, 918.561.8427




 

Grades 10-12

Langston University
 An Intensive Academy in Math, Science, and Technology for Grades 10-12


Residential
 June 3-17

This is a two-week residential academy for 36 aspiring mathematicians, scientists and engineers. The focus will be on improving students’ appreciation for and enrollment in Oklahoma core curricula through intense, positive experiences in mathematics, chemistry, biology, technology and preparation for success. Oklahoma core curricula, ACT preparation, scholarships, and undergraduate and graduate school matriculation are addressed. Experiences will incorporate cutting-edge technologies that support hands-on activities and innovative teaching and learning.

Contact: Dr. Alonzo F. Peterson, afpeterson@lunet.edu, 405.466.3341, or visit www.langston.edu/
academics/arts_sciences/mathematics/math_science_academy.aspx



 

East Central University
 Coding Theory, Risk Analysis and Other Mathematical Pursuits


Residential
 June 11-15

The aim of this academy is to introduce participants to a hands-on, technology-based, fun-filled, stimulating interdisciplinary experience, exposing them to connections between math and related scientific areas such as operations research, probability, statistics and cryptography, which are used extensively in the real world. The attempt is to generate an interest and improve mathematics performance at the high school level, thereby encouraging, exciting and motivating a pursuit of mathematics and its applications as a major area of study at the college level and beyond and/or as available and lucrative career options.

Contact: Dr. Andrew Wells, awells@ecok.edu, 580.559.5620, or get an application, visithttp://cs8.ecok.edu/~rferd/sumacad/home.htm



 

Tulsa Community College
 MASH Camp: Connecting Math and Science to Health Careers


Session I: June 18-22
 Session II: June 25-29

The Northeast Area Health Education Center at Tulsa Community College will host two MASH Camps with 24 students each. These weeklong day camps provide students with hands-on activities in math and science to showcase a variety of health care careers. Students will also receive a college tour, activities in TCC’s Biotechnology Lab, scholarship and financial aid information, presentations from health care professionals and more. The program seeks to provide students with the tools to take full advantage of their high school educations, make informed decisions about college and begin conceptualizing an eventual career by providing information about health care careers.

Contact: Pat Turner, pturner@tulsacc.edu, 918.595.8404



 

Oklahoma State University 
Fired Up About Research Science and Engineering


Residential 
July 22-27

Explore and experience the excitement of the technology and sciences that reshape our world. During an intensive weeklong residential program, participants are challenged with laboratory- and field-based scenarios centered on a common theme: fire. Participants investigate careers, learn new skills and prepare for the fascinating world of technology. Specific activities include biosystems, robotics, and the science and engineering of fire.

Contact: Jovette Dew, Jovette.dew@okstate.edu, 405.744.5335, or visithttp://www.diversity.okstate.edu




 

Grades 11-12

University of  Oklahoma 
Going Green: Partnering Five Architecture Disciplines


Residential
 June 24-29

This academy offers high school juniors and seniors a one-week opportunity to study the process for “designing and building green” within the five built environment programs in the University of Oklahoma’s College of Architecture. By incorporating all five disciplines – architecture, interior design, construction science, landscape architecture, and regional and city planning – the academy introduces students to interdisciplinary study focused in areas not typically available in their high schools. Students will have class activities and field trips throughout each day, and evening educational activities are also scheduled.

Contact: Holly Mills, hollymills@ou.edu, 405.325.6897, or visit http://youth.ou.edu/
summer_academies.html



 

Oklahoma State University 
Smart Cars Summer Academy


Residential
 July 15-20

One of the fastest growing technologies is use of hi-tech sensors. “Smart sensors” are being used in hundreds of application areas, like environmental monitoring, homeland security, medicine, aerospace and automobiles. Students will use smart sensor concepts to stimulate interest in science, math and technology during a weeklong residential academy. The students will develop a smart sensor system for steering an autonomous race car.

Contact: Jovette Dew, Jovette.dew@okstate.edu, 405.744.5335, or visithttp://www.diversity.okstate.edu



 

University of Oklahoma
 Bridges to College Math, Science and Engineering


Residential
 Session I: July 15-20
 Session II: July 22-27

This academy offers two, weeklong sessions providing students entering their junior or senior year with experience in the area of mathematics as it pertains to the study of physics, engineering and mathematics. Areas covered include probability, logic, statistics and calculus. The sessions will emphasize the use of extensive symbolic notation required to represent mathematical ideas. Students move from concrete examples to more abstract ones using hands-on methods. Students will be introduced to careers that stem from the fields of math, science and engineering. The experience gives students unique exposure to a college atmosphere. Twenty-five students will be accepted for each session.

Contact: Holly Mills, hollymills@ou.edu, 405.325.6897, or visit http://youth.ou.edu/
summer_academies.html



 

Southwestern Oklahoma State University 
SSMA: Summer Science and Mathematics Academy at SWOSU


Residential
 July 16-27

This academy is designed to give 32 high school juniors and seniors a two-week experience in science, mathematics and technology. The program is designed to motivate students toward pursuing higher education and careers in STEM disciplines. SSMA participants will live in campus dormitories, eat in the cafeterias and take classes in a variety of science content areas. Laboratory and field experiences will enhance the participants’ problem-solving skills. During the last two days, participants will be involved in a problem-solving competition.

Contact: Dr. Brian D. Campbell, brian.campbell@swosu.edu, 580.774.3118, or visit www.swosu.edu/
academics/chemistry/academy.asp