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In 2020, TRSA is once again offering “The Summer Academy,” a series of camps designed to engage, educate, and inspire students by using their interests to teach STEM concepts.

Application Process:

  • Students must complete just one application in order to be considered for any camps. 
  • Within the application, the students will have to answer the following questions:
    • Why do you wish to participate in the selected camps?
    • What are your interests and achievements in math and science?
    • What aspect of STEM interests you most?
    • What are your future job aspirations?
  • The students will have the option to choose their first, second, and third camp preferences.
  • Paper applications can be accessed here.
  • Summer Camps are offered at no cost to participants and full day camps include lunch.
  • Camps are listed by the grade the student will be entering in the Fall of 2020.
  • If your student has attended a Summer Academy program before, they are encouraged to apply for programs they’ve not previously attended to gain new experiences and diversify their learning.
Donations Accepted!
Thanks to our vibrant funding community, TRSA is able to provide our STEM opportunities at no cost to participants. If you would like to join this team of individual, corporate and philanthropic donors to ensure that these opportunities are available to students and educators, please consider making a donation below. In 2018, the average cost of a week long camp for one student was $200. Together we are building broad, deep, and innovative STEM pathways for all students to access high-impact careers.

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TRSA Camps

 

When: June 1-5, 2020 from 9am-4pm

Where: TBD

Who: 6th-12th graders

Details: Join us as we explore various fields of STEM through a mysterious investigation! We will explore different fields of STEM including Forensics, Life Sciences, Technology, and much more. This is an interactive camp where campers will be able to experience the daily lives of many careers and meet professionals in various STEM fields. The camp is centered around a mystery which the campers will be solving through many hands on activities.

Sponsored by the Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation & T.D. Williamson.

This program is being planned by the TRSA Teen Advisory Council. For students, by students.

When: June 8-12, 2020 from 9am-4pm

Where: Tulsa Technology Center – Lemley Campus

Who: 6th-12th graders

Details: At the Summer Engineering Camp, students will be immersed in the vast world of engineering. They will experience problem-solving and troubleshooting, and gain insight on what it is like to study engineering in a college atmosphere. Students will visit local companies and explore many engineering disciplines, including electrical, civil, mechanical, petroleum, chemical, and aerospace, and see how engineers work in teams to solve real world challenges. Campers will leave having forged new friendships, developed a sense of what engineers do, and explored engineering career and degree options.

Sponsored by Tulsa Tech.

 

When: June 22-26, 2020 from 9am-4pm

Where: Tulsa Technology Center – Lemley Campus

Who: 6th-12th graders

Details: M*A*S*H (Medical Applications of Science for Health) is a program designed for students interested in a career in the medical field. Students who attend the camps are given a unique look into the healthcare industry while shadowing medical professionals.

Sponsored by AAON.

When: July 6-10, 2020 from 9:30am-3pm; Optional aftercare concluding at 5:30pm

Where: Tulsa Zoo

Who: 5th-7th graders

Details: Experience the WILDEST camps in town! With binoculars ready and zoo exploration ahead, join us at the award-winning Tulsa Zoo camp. Animals are the original masters of engineering! How have whales, sea sponges, and even mosquitoes inspired scientists and architects? Learn those answers and more as we explore engineering done by animals, for animals, and from animals.

Sponsored by the Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. Facilitated by the Tulsa Zoo.

When: July 13-17, 2020 from 9am-1pm

Where: Global Gardens facilities

Who: 4th-6th graders

Details: Whether they know it or not, everyone is connected through the garden. Science can help us understand our part in this worldwide community and what it means to share the earth in a responsible way. This camp will explore the garden ecosystem through the lenses of four science careers. Campers will have the opportunity to explore the benefits of herbs, create a habitat for their own plant, investigate the curious insects that call a garden home and “eat the rainbow” together in a garden-based meal of their own making.

Sponsored by the Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. Facilitated by Global Gardens

 

When: July 13-17, 2020 from 8:30am-3:30pm

Where: University of Tulsa

Who: 9th-12th graders

Details: Use engineering as a force for good! In this camp, students will explore the real needs of individuals, brainstorm solutions, and design tools to assist individuals’ needs.

Sponsored by OSPE, SAME & TEF

When: July 20-24, 2020 from 8:30-11:30am

Where: Global Gardens facilities

Who: 1st-3rd graders

Details: The garden is a community filled with insects and plants all working together to survive! Science can help us understand our part in this worldwide community and what it means to share the earth with tiny community members: insects! This year we will explore all of these garden insects through hands-on games, art, garden exploration, and cooking. Campers will have the opportunity to explore the benefits of insects, examine their anatomy, and understand how they work together to sometimes benefit and sometimes harm the garden.

Sponsored by the Charles & Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation. Facilitated by Global Gardens

When: July 20-24, 2020 from 8:30am-3:30pm

Where: Tulsa Tech – Lemley Memorial Campus

Who: 6th graders

Details: Opportunities and careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are all around us. Students will explore customs and cultures of different nations and learn how STEM helps shape and influence the world.

Sponsored by Tulsa Tech. Held in partnership with Tulsa Community College.

When: July 27-31, 2020 from 9am-4pm

Where: University of Tulsa

Who: 6th-8th grade girls

Details: This 5 day STEAMED (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math, Entrepreneurship & Design) program will allow girls to dive into multiple facets of CS. Campers will learn programming basics, explore video game design, code with robotics, be immersed in 3D design, and create their own start-up.

Sponsored by Cimarex & T.D. Williamson Community Relations.

When: August 3-7, 2020 from 9am-4pm

Where: River West Festival Park & OSU – CHS

Who: 6th-8th graders

Details: Don’t just compete; CREATE! In this camp, students will design a new challenge for the Conquer Youth race while learning about living a healthy lifestyle and careers in sports medicine.

Sponsored by AAON. In partnership with Conquer Youth Obstacle Course Racing & OSU-CHS.

 

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