About the STEM Excellence Program

**Applications are now closed. Please check back in Spring 2019.**

The STEM Excellence Program (STEP) is a scholarship-based, week-long program designed for high school students. The program offers a balanced, blended experience that integrates interactive STEM learning with career exposure in a series of week-long summer sessions. STEP is sponsored by Southern Research and will be held in Southern Research’s state-of-the art STEM learning lab in Birmingham, Alabama. Students will engage in hands-on activities in the laboratory as well as hear from scientists and engineers. The program curriculum will promote discovery and teach problem-solving skills and teamwork, while enhancing student understanding of necessary technology skills needed to be successful in STEM careers.

Camp dates:

  • July 16-20, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Rising 9th, 10th, and 11th graders)
  • July 23-27, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. (Rising 12th graders and 2018 graduating seniors)

Eligibility: Students must be rising 9th-, 10th-, 11th- or 12th-grade students or 2018 graduating seniors in order to apply. Preference will be given to students in school systems that are under-served and underrepresented in the fields of STEM.

*A letter of recommendation from your teacher is encouraged, but by no means required. This letter should be emailed from the teacher to stem@southernresearch.org and should include your name and school.

Deadline: Applications and letters of recommendation are due by June 11, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.

Acceptance: Students will be notified of acceptance by email on June 18, 2018.

Questions: If you have any questions concerning the application process or the program, please send them to stem@southernresearch.org.

Scholarship Application