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2019 UW TETON STEM Academy


What: 2019 UW Teton STEM Academy

Where: University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY

When: Saturday, July 13th  through Saturday, July 20th

Who is eligible? Rising Wyoming 9th, 10th and 11th graders. (Students who will be entering 9th, 10th and 11th grade in the fall of 2019.)

How to Apply:
Applications will include a student essay (1000 words), two teacher recommendations, an a current report card.  For more information or to apply, visit our application page.


For more information, contact:
Dr. Chip Kobulnicky

The 2019 Teton STEM Academy will run Saturday, July 13th – Saturday, July 20th.  The camp will be for rising 9th, 10th, 11th grade students from Wyoming.

We have ONE opening for a female camper! If you are interested, submit an application ASAP!

*Applications will be considered as they come in!

Return to the Moon and Beyond! (Exploring the biology, chemistry, physics, math, and engineering of returning, surviving, and colonizing our moon and beyond!)

This 8-day, 7-night camp will run from Saturday, July 13th to Saturday, July 20th 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 return to the moon (and beyond!).

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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