STEM’s Greatest Hits

Calling all STEM enthusiasts! Let your imagination and creativity inspire you on a journey exploring STEM’s greatest hits!


About STEM’s Greatest Hits

STEM’s Greatest Hits is a free, week-long summer program that offers a balanced, blended experience integrating interactive STEM learning, student mentoring and career exposure designed for 7th and 8th grade students.

If you are curious about how stuff works, this is the camp for you! Throughout this week-long adventure, you will participate in hands-on activities and experiments to explore the chemistry behind ocean acidification, create your own LED swag, investigate green engineering and develop alternative energy solutions, extract DNA from a strawberry, and so much more! Get ready for a STEMtastic week!​

Camp Dates

July 25-29


Students must be rising 7th- or 8th-grade students.


Applications are due April 29, 2022.


Please send questions to or call 205-504-7868.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cost of STEM’s Greatest Hits?

The camp is free!

What are the hours of STEM’s Greatest Hits?

The active hours of the camp are from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Students may be dropped off as early as 8:00 a.m. each day and must be picked up by 3:00 p.m.

Will lunch be provided?

Yes. We will provide lunch and a snack each day of the camp.

Where will STEM’s Greatest Hits be held?

STEM’s Greatest Hits is held at Southern Research’s STEM Education Outreach Center in downtown Birmingham – 2000 9th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205.

Can I attend STEM’s Greatest Hits with a friend or sibling?

Yes. Please indicate on each person’s application the name of your friend/sibling.

Do you provide transportation?

No, we do not provide transportation. We encourage carpooling if you are able.

I am currently in 5th grade, can I apply?

No. We are only accepting students who will be in 7th or 8th grade in the 2022-2023 school year.

I have little to no experience with STEM. Can I still apply?

Yes. You do not need any prior experience with the topics we will cover during the camp—you’ll learn all of these things during the camp!

Will the COVID-19 outbreak affect STEM’s Greatest Hits?

As of now, STEM’s Greatest Hits is scheduled to take place in person. Any changes will be communicated via our website and email.