Academies

Summer Academies

The University of Puerto Rico in Arecibo has three summer academies for talented young people of different ages. These deal with STEM topics (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and are intended to attract students to explore careers in STEM. The criteria for selecting students are the following:

• The general average of 3.50 or more.
• Average in Science and Mathematics courses of 3.50 or more.
• Be a full-time student in public, private or homeschooling school.
• The student must write an essay that explains why he/she wants to participate in the academy.
• The student must be available for a personal interview if necessary.

The spaces are limited. Those students interested in participating and who meet the requirements can request at the link of their academy of interest:

 


Summer Academies 2019



  Academy Duration Sponsoring project
 
 
ISMuL Summer STEM Academy June 3 – June 14, 2019 ISMuL
Aimed at students currently coursing the 7th and 8th grade. In the LASED STEM Academy, students will have fun and learn through workshops and conferences on different scientific areas such as robotics, geology, ecology, chemistry, fractals, aerospace technology, engineering, astrobiology, and astronomy. Students will also go on field trips to places of scientific interest in the island. Registration for 2019 is now closed.
 
CS4Girls Computer Science for Girls June 17 – July 28, 2019 ISMuL/RoDeL
For girls 13 through 16 interested in learning about the world of computation. Participants will assist workshops on the different opportunities this field has to offer and will enjoy using innovative tools when learning the basic concepts of computer science through activities such as creating a 3D animation and working with educational robotics platforms. Through CS4Girls participants can find out if a future in computing or related careers is for them. Register

Summer Academies from the last years


Astronomy and Space Science Academy   PHL
Aimed at students from 9th through 12ve grade, in this academy students explore space sciences. Participants will receive workshops and conferences about astronomy, solar physics, exoplanets, planetary geology, radio-astronomy, and our solar system. Students will also go on a field trip to the Arecibo Observatory. Not available this year.

LASED STEM Academy   LASED
Aimed at students currently coursing the 7th and 8th grade. In the LASED STEM Academy, students will have fun and learn through workshops and conferences on different scientific areas such as robotics, geology, ecology, chemistry, fractals, aerospace technology, engineering, astrobiology, and astronomy. Students will also go on field trips to places of scientific interest in the island. Not available this year.

For more information

Contact: Miriam Soto Santiago
Assistant Administrator at ISMuL-UPRA
Office: (787) 815-0000 Ext. 3680, 3690
E-mail: ismul.upra@upr.edu

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