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2018 UW TETON STEM Academy


What: 2018 UW Teton STEM Academy

Where: University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

When: Sunday, Aug. 5th  through Friday, Aug. 10th

Who is eligible? Rising Wyoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. (Students who will be entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade in the fall of 2018.)

How to Apply:
Applications will include a student essay (250 words), a teacher recommendation, an a current report card.  For more information or to apply, visit our application page


For more information, contact Samantha Ogden

The application period for the Summer 2018 UW Teton STEM Academy is over.  Check back for updates on this year’s camp as well as application for next year!

Applications are closed for Summer 2018

Mission to Mars!

This 6-day, 5-night camp will run from Sunday, August 5th to Friday, August 10th at the University of Wyoming in Laramie, WY. Students will experience life on the University of Wyoming campus while staying in the residence halls and exploring the science, engineering, math and technology behind a manned mission to Mars!

Activities will include:

  • Observing the universe with professional telescopes,
  • Constructing scientific spectrographs to identify chemical elements,
  • Creating a sustainable biosphere
  • Extracting your DNA
  • Engineering a Mars rover & lander
  • Testing environmental samples for signs of life
  • Building and launching model rockets, and
  • Much, much more!

Additionally, students will get to:

  • Explore the University of Wyoming campus including
    • The 3D virtual CAVE
    • The Geology Museum
    • The UW Planetarium
  • Enjoy extracurricular activities in Laramie and the surrounding area
    (such hikes in the Snowy Range, etc.)

Activities will be led by professional astronomers, astronomy students, and high school science teachers.

Camp staff will include: three Wyoming teachers, four UW college student counselors, directed by UW astronomer Prof. Chip Kobulnicky and co-directors Megan Candelaria and Samantha Odgen from the NASA Wyoming Space Grant Consortium.


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