STEM Resources

FCPS Academies

-Career-oriented classes offered in 6 FCPS High Schools
-Open to all FCPS students
-For students entering the job market or going to college

For more information, go to:
https://www.fcps.edu/academics/high-school-academics-9-12/career-and-technical-education-cte

STEM Resources for Middle School Students

  • Organizations Offering Camps and More

A Sample of STEM Enrichment Programs for
Middle and High School Students

Girls Who Code: A free summer program to expose 10th and 11 grade girls to IT careers: https://girlswhocode.fluidreview.com/
U of Maryland Physics Summer Outreach Program: Free programs for rising 9th – 12th grade girls: https://umdphysics.umd.edu/events/aboutus-outreach/summer-girls.html
Virginia Space Grant Consortium – Building Leaders for Advancing Science and Technology (BLAST): For current 8th and 9th graders:
https://blast.spacegrant.org/
Howard University Summer Enrichment Science Academy: Program for students interested in pharmacy and other STEM subjects: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/programhub.aspx?sort=HSC-Howard-EnrichmentPrgm
Auburn University Women in Engineering Camp: Residential camp focusing on women in engineering for rising 9th grade girls and up: http://eng.auburn.edu/outreach/k-12/engineering-summer-camp/index.html
Carnegie Mellon Summer Academy for Math and Science: Free programs for rising seniors in underrepresented groups: http://www.cmu.edu/enrollment/summerprogramsfordiversity/sams.html
GEMS – Gains in Education of Math and Science: Summer STEM enrichment program for middle and high school students at participating Army Research Laboratories: http://www.usaeop.com/programs/stem-enrichment-activities/gems/
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Detective Disease Camp: Free day camp in Atlanta for rising 11th graders: http://www.cdc.gov/museum/camp
Virginia Space Coast Scholars: Free residential program on Wallops Island, VA, for 10th graders working with NASA scientists: http://vscs.spacegrant.org/
Virginia Aerospace Science and Technology Scholars: Free online and 1-week residential program for 11th graders in Hampton, VA: http://www.vasts.spacegrant.org
Virginia Earth Systems Science Scholars: Free online and on-site NASA-related research opportunities for 11th and 12th graders: http://vsgc.odu.edu/VESSS/
National Air and Space Program at the Udvar Hazy Center: The Explainers Program for age 16 and up: https://airandspace.si.edu/node/72975/
George Mason University Aspiring Scientists Summer Internship Program: Summer internships for ages 16 and up: http://assip.cos.gmu.edu/

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