Exploring & Experimenting a path to the future
The goal of our STEM Academy is to cultivate students' interest and knowledge of STEM-related college majors and careers. Freshman courses teach a combination of science literacy, research skills, and engineering design while exposing students to a vast array of STEM careers and skill sets. Academy students will complete robust academic requirements, which can include a full set of STEM electives and an integrated STEM capstone project.
Students will work to learn:
- hands-on development, execution and application of STEM concepts
- technical and workplace essential skills from educators with practical experience
Students explore biotechnology as it relates to agricultural, industrial, environmental, and medical fields of study through action research and participation in university research studies.
Programming and application use & design starting in their Freshman year. In subsequent years, students study programming languages, including Scratch, CSS3, HTML, Python, and Java.
Starting with foundations in solid modeling and engineering design, students will expand their studies into topics including bio-technical, structural and aerospace engineering.
At the conclusion of freshman year, students may apply for the pre-medical minor. Pursing the minor in addition to our rigorous graduation requirements greatly enhances a student’s college application & increases desirability among college pre-medical programs.
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Engineering isn't just about measuring & building. Instead, as part of this program, we learn about the how & why 'real world' engineers work. We will graduate with skills, such a presentation and attention to detail, which will help us not only in college, but in our professional careers. - Sydney S.
I really liked micro-pipettes in Biotechnology, but discovered I loved figuring out computer coding. Now I'm visiting colleges with Bioinfomatic majors, something I would've never thought of before. - Kaitlyn F.
Over the past three years I've been able to try engineering, computer science and biotech skills to get a much better impression of what i enjoyed. By having the ability to change my career pathway prior to post-secondary education, it helped me become more prepared and focused with my prospective career. - Carley W.