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PI-STEM Academy 2024

June 3-7, 2024

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 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 t-shirt. From June 3-7, this day camp will be held on Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Durant campus from 9am-5pm, with extended drop-off and pick-up hours available. Lunches and snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Caleb Smith (cmsmith@se.edu, Kate Shannon (kshannon@se.edu), or Michael Hardy (mhardy@se.edu).

Application Process

Oklahoma Students are invited to apply for consideration beginning March 1, 2024.  Selection of student participants will begin April 1, 2024.  Students are encouraged to submit a digital application. A printable version of the application will also be made available prior to March 1.

Dr. Caleb Smith (cmsmith@se.edu) is your point of contact to apply for the 2024 PI-STEM Academy at Southeastern.

Tentative Schedule

ScheduleMon.Tue.Wed.Thurs. Fri.
Morning
9-12:15
Orientation

Water Rocket Launching

Scratch Programing - Tello DronesAviation Campus VisitPaper Airplane Design ChallengeWater Balloon Launching & Quadratic Regression
Lunch
12:15-1:00
Guest SpeakerGuest SpeakerGuest SpeakerGuest Speaker
Afternoon
1-5:00
Water Rocket Launching Debrief

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

Expectations

  • 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 (mhardy@se.edu)


Kate Shannon (kshannon@se.edu)


Caleb Smith (cmsmith@se.edu)