Programs for K-12 students
Each year, Bradley University STEM Education faculty and students engage in informal STEM education outreach programs for youth in our community. In the 2012-2013 school year, this effort touched 450 local primary school students.
Building Excellent Scientists for Tomorrow Summer Internship Program
The Building Excellent Scientist for Tomorrow (BEST Program) is for high school and undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in science and technology-based areas. The program runs from mid June to mid August, 2016. *This is not a residential program. The program is run by Continuing Education in conjunction with the Center for STEM Education. Interns research in labs throughout the Peoria area for a required total of 150-300 hours for the duration of the program. They work side-by-side with top researchers and their teams to learn first-hand about the research process. Interns will also receive additional training in science methods, research ethics safety and related topics in a three-day long orientation at Bradley University. Students must be at least 15 years of age to apply. For more information about the 2016 application cycle, please download and read the following application. If you have questions, contact Dr. Sherri Morris at email@example.com. Screening of applications will commence April 1, 2016.
*This is not a residential program
Take a look at research performed by 2013 BEST and CREST Interns
Clinical Research for Excellent Scientists for Tomorrow
The Clinical Research for Excellent Scientists for Tomorrow (CREST) program is supported by the Doris Duke Foundation and geared toward underrepresented and/or minority students and others who are underrepresented in the field (e.g., individuals with disabilities) who are interested in clinical research in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) fields. The program runs from mid June to mid August, 2016. *This is not a residential program. The program is run by Continuing Education in conjunction with the Center for STEM Education. Interns research in labs throughout the Peoria area for a required total of 200-300 hours for the duration of the program. They work side-by-side with top researchers and their teams to learn first-hand about the research process. Interns will also receive additional training in science methods, research ethics safety and related topics in a three-day long orientation at Bradley University. Students must be at least 15 years of age to apply. For more information about the 2016 application cycle, please download and read the following application. If you have questions, contact Dr. Sherri Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org. Early screening of applications will commence February 12, 2016. Final screening of applications will commence March 18, 2016.
*As of March 26, 2016, applications are still being accepted. The deadline for applications has been extended to April 8, 2016.*
Take a look at research performed by 2013 BEST and CREST Interns
World Of Wonder
Registration is now open for the World of Wonder sponsored by Bradley University. The World of Wonder is a series of 2 one week camps designed for gifted and talented youth who will be going into 1st thru 8th grade the fall of 2015. Session one meets June 22-26. Session two meets August 3-7. For more information, go to http://www.bradley.edu/academic/continue/youth/wow
4G Camp, Gadgets, Games, Girls, And GENIUS!
A STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Camp for Girls
Open to girls entering 7th and 8th grades from July 6-July 10. Come explore exciting engineering and scientific fields through daily field trips, hands-on activities, and group projects. This weeklong camp will provide job shadowing, workshops, and teambuilding exercises. Imagine the possibilities of future careers in this exciting field! The Camp is partnered with Bradley University Center for STEM Education, Greater Peoria EDC Workforce Alliance, University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Illinois Infomatics Institute and University of Illinois Extension.
For more details about this unique experience go to our website at http://web.extension.illinois.edu/fmpt/4gstemcamp/
University of Illinois Extension, Fulton-Mason-Peoria-Tazewll Unit, Bradley University, and the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council sponsor this camp.
Registration fee $175, limited number of scholarships available. Contact University of Illinois Extension, Peoria County Office for more information regarding scholarships (309) 685-3140
Opportunities with NASA
NASA offers hundreds of paid summer internships for high school, undergraduate, and graduate students in a variety of disciplines from engineering and science to technology, business, and finance.
Click the link below to complete your base application and apply for up to 15 different internship opportunities with a single application. The deadline is March 15th!
The Society of American Military Engineers is offering summer Engineering and Construction Camp opportunities for high school students. All camps are a full week long and the kids are continuously supervised (day and night). Meals, lodging, and all activities are included in the registration cost. The camps offer LOTS of hands-on activities for kids to learn engineering and construction principles. In addition to the technical focus, the programs also emphasize team building, leadership skills, and having fun!
As a means of encouraging students to pursue further studies in science, Chem Contest is an annual event during which some 300-500 high school students compete on a written test of chemical knowledge, and at the same time, Bradley faculty interact with the high school teachers, and facilitate discussions on the subject of teaching chemistry. Following the test, students view an educational chemical demonstration show. This event is co-sponsored by the local section of the American Chemical Society.
Project Lead the Way is a national not-for-profit organization established to make current middle and high schools and their students more aware of the role engineers play in the workforce and the academic requirements necessary to qualify for entrance into a undergraduate collegiate program. The College of Engineering and Technology has partnered with Project Lead the Way to implement a sequence of pre-engineering courses in selected high schools.
High school students gain real-world experience and an increased understanding of metal materials during the ASM Materials Camp. The camp offers four workshops on microstructure analysis, materials processing, mechanical properties of metals and failure analysis.
STEM Resources for High School Students: Institute for Broadening Participation Pathways to Science
Are you a high school student looking for more STEM opportunities? The Institute for Broadening Participation (IBP) works with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and NASA to recruit eligible high school students for research and professional development opportunities. Simply fill out an application and they will help find and send you information on programs that are compatible with your interests. IBP also has opportunities available for undergraduates, graduates, and post-doctoral students. For more information and the application, please visit http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/Form.aspx or download the application below.