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PI-STEM Academy 2023

June 5-9, 2023

The Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education provides Summer Academy funding for Oklahoma students to attend Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math learning experiences.  The PI-STEM Academy at Southeastern Oklahoma State University has been awarded a grant to provide a free STEM Academy for Oklahoma Students.  For more information, click HERE.

PI-STEM Academy Overview

The PI-STEM Academy is a FREE one week camp that will engage incoming 8th-9th graders in exploring and solving problems related to water rocket and balloon launching, paper plane design, drone programming, and more. Every participant will receive a TI-84CE calculator and a t-shirt. From June 5-9, this day camp will be held on Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Durant campus from 9 am-5pm, with extended drop-off and pick-up hours available. Lunches and snacks will be provided.

Application Process

Oklahoma Students are invited to apply for consideration beginning March 1, 2023.  Selection of student participants will begin April 1, 2023.  Students are encouraged to submit a digital application. A printable version of the application will also be made available prior to March 1.

Dr. Kate Shannon ( is your point of contact to apply for the 2023 PI-STEM Academy at Southeastern.

Tentative Schedule

ScheduleMon.Tue.Wed.Thurs. Fri.

Water Rocket Launching

Scratch Programing - Tello DronesAviation Campus VisitPaper Airplane Design ChallengeWater Balloon Launching & Quadratic Regression
Guest SpeakerGuest SpeakerGuest SpeakerGuest Speaker
Water Rocket Launching Debrief

Scratch Programing Activities
Tello Drone/Robot ChallengeReal-World Applications of StatisticsReal-World Applications of Proportional ReasoningStudent-Choice Investigations & Presentations


  • Lunch will be provided each day of the Academy
  • Sunscreen, water bottles, bug spray are recommended
  • Parental/Guardian permission for field trips and medical information will be requested

PI-STEM Camp Flyer

Contact Information

Michael Hardy (

Kate Shannon (

Caleb Smith (