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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 (, Kate Shannon (, or Michael Hardy (

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 ( is your point of contact to apply for the 2024 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 (