Summer STEM Institute Starts July 25

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Do you teach new Valencia College students who are interested in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics discipline? If so, encourage them to sign up for the Summer STEM Institute.

As a part of our National Science Foundation grant, coordinated through the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) program, the Summer STEM Institute (SSI) offers freshmen students an opportunity to engage in hands-on STEM experiments, develop new friendships, connect with faculty and staff, and learn about STEM degrees and careers in fun and meaningful ways — even in a virtual setting. The program is open to students who have recently graduated high school and are now entering Valencia for the first time, or students with less than 9 credit hours who started Valencia during the summer term.

The Summer STEM Institute is a week-long event that is free of charge for freshman students interested in STEM majors. Students will virtually meet community guest speakers, participate in special projects and prepare for a successful fall semester.

SSI will be held via Zoom from Monday, July 25 to Friday, July 29, 2022. Although this will be a virtual opportunity, set meetings and conference calls will be made. The time commitment is estimated to be around 30 hours for the week, including the set times online and independent assignments. A final schedule will be sent closer to the week.

Students participating in the SSI will receive:

  • A free math course in fall
  • Access to an online community that provides information about STEM speakers, fun events and opportunities for professional development
  • Opportunities to engage with STEM professionals and learn about their day-to-day work
  • A dedicated STEM advisor to provide guidance and mentoring to help students develop their educational plans and access resources to support their STEM education

Registration for the Summer STEM Institute is accessible here:

Click the button below to download a SSI flyer.

For more information about the Summer STEM Institute or the LSAMP program, contact Damika Sanders, interim LSAMP project director, at or call 321-682-4035.

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