STEM Academy

April 1, 2017 is the deadline to apply for the STEM Scholars Academy that will be offered at East Central College this summer.

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STEM Scholars Academy is designed for current high school students whostem might be interested in pursuing a science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) career to help them prepare for college-level courses. Students who will be sophomores or juniors in the fall of 2016 are eligible to apply and must commit to completing the week-long summer session and continue to meet with a mentor  throughout the 2016-17 school year.  Students selected for the Academy will receive one credit hour of Independent Study from ECC.  The cost is $95.

STEM Scholars Academy will be held Monday through Friday, June 19 – 23, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ECC in Union.

Students will spend time with various ECC science instructors doing activities that will expand their experience and knowledge of STEM subjects.  Topics will include:  lab safety, biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering, and robotics.  During the Academy, students will work with an ECC instructor to develop an idea of which direction they would like to further investigate.  At the conclusion, each student will choose an ECC faculty mentor who he or she will continue to work with on a STEM related topic during the upcoming school year.

Interested students should complete the application and submit that along with a high school transcript and a one page typed essay on their interests and goals in the STEM field. Those three items should be mailed to:

ECC Science & Engineering Division
1964 Prairie Dell Road
Union, MO 63084.

Students selected to participate will be notified after April 15, 2017.

Individuals with questions about the STEM Scholars Academy should call Fatemeh Nichols at 636-584-6626 or Sarah Havens at 636-584-6630.  Students may also email