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Junior STEM Academy (JSA)

The UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs is pleased to introduce our new Junior STEM Academy! Junior STEM Academy (JSA) is a summer program for children grades K-6th. JSA is a 2-week summer program beginning on June 12, 2017 and ending on June 23, 2017. The times are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

This 2-week summer program is designed to immerse students in a world of STEM that focuses on health and other sciences while incorporating technology, engineering, and mathematics. We will explore many different scientific disciplines such as biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy, astronomy, meteorology and more. JSA contains 2 field trips. There will be plenty of hands-on learning and interactive activities to engage the young minds!

Additionally, JSA will introduce students to professions in the field of healthcare — physicians, nurses, physical therapists, researchers and more. Students will also be introduced to other professions in the fields of STEM.

Update (4/12/2017 2:00 PM CT): All registrations are now closed.

Update (4/11/2017 12:00 PM CT): All registrations for K, 1st, 4th, and 5th grades from now on will be put on the waitlist due to overwhelming interest. Application fee is required to hold the spot — this applies to all applicants.

Apply to the Academy Today!

Application Process:

  • Online Application: Deadline is Friday, April 28, 2017. However, the application may be closed early once a target volume is reached.
    • 80 students total divided into 4 levels: Kindergarten and Grade 1, Grades 2 and 3, Grades 4 and 5, and Grade 6.
  • Application fee: $15 non-refundable check payable to UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs in order for the application to be considered.

Please mail the check to:
Center for Diversity Affairs
4301 W. Markham St., Slot 625
Little Rock, AR 72205
Memo: JSA/Child’s name

  • Registration fee: $55 non-refundable check payable to UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs at the time of acceptance to hold the seat.

Please mail the check to:
Center for Diversity Affairs
4301 W. Markham St., Slot 625
Little Rock, AR 72205
Memo: JSA/Child’s name

Program Contact:

Amber N. Booth
Senior Diversity Specialist
Center for Diversity Affairs
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
4301 W. Markham, Slot 625
Little Rock, AR 72205
Office: (501) 686-8675
Email: ANBooth@uams.edu