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The reality is that science and technology affect every field of commerce. In healthcare, computing is enabling breakthroughs like contact lenses that detect insulin levels for people with diabetes. In space, we are deploying a generation of robots to explore where humans cannot. In our homes, we are automating everyday things like our heating systems. On our roads, we depend on navigation systems to get us home, and soon self-driving cars will become part of our everyday lives. In entertainment, blockbuster movies rely on computer science to bring new characters to life and provide us new, completely animated worlds. The reality is, not only is technology changing the world every single day, this trend is growing across every single industry.
So what will 21st-century careers look like?
It will be a workforce that is very data-driven, that leverages technology to bring new ideas into the marketplace. Employers will need workers who understand not only how to use technology but how to create and manipulate it. Just being facile with technology will NOT be enough.
Simply put, our students will need to be innovators and creators.
And to do this they need opportunities to learn S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math)
Who Should Attend
The S.T.E.A.M. Middle School Pre-College Summer Enrichment Program is a one-week program for middle school students who seek to extend themselves beyond the classroom and get involved with innovative science and technology problem-based learning.
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- Trusted chaperones throughout the entire trip
- Round-trip air transportation
- Shuttle transportation from the airport to the University of California Riverside
- Standard travel protection coverage (additional optional registration protection plan available upon enrolment)
- S.T.E.A.M. Academy pre-departure materials (newsletter, passport holder, travel guide)
- Transportation for weekend group excursions
Parents are welcome to chaperone their child to and from this program, however, they are not permitted to attend the program. Group counsellors and parents are encouraged to enjoy all that Southern California has to offer while their child is in the program. While S.T.E.A.M. Academy does not organize excursions for parents and group counsellors, we welcome you to join us during our off-campus evening activities.
becoming a group lead counselor
A Group Lead Counselor is the main liaison between S.T.E.A.M. Academy and a private group. Group counselors are responsible for forming a group, registering participants and distributing all important information to group participants. Group Lead Counselors also coordinate group travel arrangements from originating city to Los Angeles including flight bags, travel guides, and airline tickets. During the trip, group counselors are responsible for the chaperoning and supervision of a group according to S.T.E.A.M. Academy’s Student Code of Behavior. Group Lead Counselors are required to chaperone their group from 7:00 PM to 8:30 AM, and to accompany their groups in the same-gender residence hall dorm during the program. Depending on the size of your group and the number of chaperones, group counselors may share a dorm room with another same-gender chaperone or group counselor. Group Lead Counselors receive a very generous bonus package to perform their duties.
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Time Well Spent
Our young scholars attend learning sessions every morning, Monday through Friday, and have two extensive program periods for additional problem-based exercises. In the afternoons and evenings, a variety of fun-based activities are organized, such as excursions, society-development exercises, practical S.T.E.A.M. activities, and interactive shows. Social and casual events are also planned for the evenings.
Our Zealous Instructors
Our zealous instructors are trained to challenge and inspire young scholars. They understand the uniqueness of each child’s learning process, so they tailor-make plans that combine the best in teaching and S.T.E.A.M. to ensure every child gets just what he or she needs.
Our instructors are not just academic advisors; they serve as positive role models who provide mentoring and life skills training. They take pride in their abilities to make young scholars believe in themselves and know they can make a difference in the world.
Our zealous instructors go through background checks and a vigorous training process.
Best Summer Ever
Our electrifying program culture balances academics with discovery. From campus tours, gaming tournaments, rock-climbing, fashion shows, and karaoke, UCR art galleries and botanical garden, to Downtown Disney, California beaches and the Space Museum. We believe that learning occurs both inside the classroom and out in the community.
The S.T.E.A.M. Middle School Pre-College Summer Enrichment Program is a unique experience for young learners. Yes, they will meet and interact with college professors and graduate students and conduct experiments in world-class research facilities, but college life is just not the same without experiencing dorm living.
Scholars live in a UCR residence hall just a short walking distance from classrooms and dining. Scholars are assigned to double-occupancy rooms on single-sex floors with single-sex shared bathrooms. Our chaperones supervise scholars on each floor at an 8:1 student/chaperone ratio. Scholars are randomly assigned to another middle school roommate student no more than six months apart in age. Rooms provide typical college furniture, with extra-long twin beds. (Scholars must provide their own linens and bedding.) Students will be supervised by staff throughout the duration of the program and will also have the benefit of a variety of evening activities.
During the program, scholars are not permitted to leave the training ground to visit their friends or family unless there is an emergency that has been duly reported. We strive to provide a home away from home to our scholars so they can concentrate fully on the program.
We provide healthy, nutritious food to our scholars so they can concentrate on their activities. Each student will receive a dining plan in UCR’s residential restaurant. The residential restaurant offers continuous, all-you-care-to-eat dining in a relaxed, social environment. With seven food stations, scholars will find a wide selection of classic and international, healthy and hearty cuisines. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are offered daily. With these choices, the young learners will be well fed.
Real-World, Project-Based Activities
Young scholars will participate in research center tours, guest speakers, meet-and-greets with researchers, interactive presentations, and real-world, project-based activities. At the beginning of the program, scholars are assigned to a group in which they are given a real-world problem. Each group will collaborate as a team for approximately three hours per day to explore and create a solution to their problem.
What else you should know
A Typical Day in the Program
Young scholars attend learning sessions every morning, Monday through Friday, and participate in project-based activities while engaging in three hours of academic learning. In the afternoons, a variety of hands-on activities are organized, such as on campus excursions, off-campus field trips, and practical S.T.E.A.M. activities. In the evenings, scholars will enjoy a variety of social and casual activities, such as gaming tournaments, rock-climbing, fashion shows, and karaoke.
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast
8:30 –11:20 a.m. Academic courses
(10:00 a.m. Morning break, snacks)
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Lunch
12:30 – 5:00 p.m. Afternoon experiences
(3:00pm Afternoon break, snacks)
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Dinner
7:00 – 9:30 p.m. Evening activities
9:30 p.m. Curfew
10:00 p.m. Lights out
Why Choose S.T.E.A.M. Academy?
1. Small classes that enhance learning and give instructors the opportunity to devote more time to each scholar (8:1 scholar-to-instructor ratio)
2. Shareable project showcase
3. All-you-care-to-eat dining in a relaxed, social environment
4. Dynamic field trips
5. On-campus living at UCR, home to cutting-edge, high-risk, profoundly creative research
6. Course content that is designed by subject matter experts and instructed by energetic, qualified and experienced staff
7. Payment plans available to families
8. Experience Southern California’s awesome-ness
9. Project-based learning
10. Industry-standard tools, software, and equipment
11. Custom S.T.E.A.M. Academy t-shirt
12. Plenty of outdoor and team-building activities in safe, fun, and clean facilities
13. Collaborative exercises
14. Guest speakers and one-on-one time with real-world technology and science professionals