7th-12th grade students tackle STEM, the arts at Rowan this summer

7th-12th grade students tackle STEM, the arts at Rowan this summer


More than 100 students from South Jersey, North Jersey and Philadelphia are learning about engineering, various sciences, technology, education, art  . . .  and much more . . . in this year’s highly competitive STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) Academy through Friday, July 26 at Rowan University.

Through three day and residential programs, the STEAM Academy offers challenging academic programs and engaging extracurricular activities to prepare students for college and their career path. Students in seventh through 12th grades get to experience college life and develop tools to equip them to achieve their personal, educational and career goals while learning about areas in which they are interested – whether art, science, education or engineering. STEAM Academy, one of the top 30 pre-college summer programs in the nation (College Consensus) also includes relevant field trips. Residential students can earn three transferable, college-level credits.

The three component programs are:

Voyagers: A day program, in which middle schoolers participate in forensics, environmental science, leadership and career developmental workshops.

Navigation: Morning session and full-day attendance options for sophomores, juniors and seniors that feature STEAM-focused field trips and planning for participants’ futures through immersive leadership training, career counseling, resume creation and PSAT/SAT preparation.

Pathways: A rigorous residential program for sophomores, juniors and seniors that features a research internship specifically focused on STEAM content that aligns with students’ preferences, designed to help students grow academically and to expose students to research labs.

Atlantic City Electric sponsors the overall program. Forman S. Acton Educational Foundation, Kipp New Jersey, Glassboro High School, Leap Academy and St. James School Philadelphia sponsored students.