Penn State Harrisburg to offer STEM Summer Enrichment Program

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The two-week STEM Summer Enrichment Program introduces high school students to STEM disciplines and careers through hands-on activities.

Credit: Sharon Siegfried

MIDDLETOWN, Pa. — High school students currently in grade 10 or 11 are invited to apply for Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Science, Engineering, and Technology free two-week STEM Summer Enrichment Program (STEM-SEP). The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 23.

The program, which takes place June 10 to 21 on campus, will introduce high school students to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) disciplines and careers through hands-on activities in areas including mathematics, computer science, chemistry, biology, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering and physics.

To apply, visit the program's webpage

Attendees will participate in field trips; tours of Penn State Harrisburg labs and facilities; demonstrations; hands-on experimentation; and faculty-led training on scientific oral presentations.

The event will also feature workshop sessions conducted by discipline-specific instructors with emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

STEM-SEP is supported by a grant from the Cleveland-Cliffs Foundation. For more information, email [email protected].