Junior STEM Academy (JSA)

The UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs is excited to welcome a new year of  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 11, 2018 and ending on June 22, 2018. 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, anatomy, and more. We will have field trips and fun. 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.

Check out the fun we had June 2017  


“2018 Junior STEM Academy:

Exploring Anatomy”

Apply to the Academy Today!

Program has reached capacity. Application for 2019 will be live Jan 1, 2019

The program fee is $90. This includes all lunches, 2 daily snacks, and all field trips.

  • Application fee: $20 non-refundable check payable to UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs in order for the application to be considered. If/when student is admitted to the program, the application fee does apply to total balance due of $90.

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

  • Other costs include: 
    • purchase of JSA field trip t-shirt (required),
    • purchase of white lab coat (optional)
    • Cost of Bundled Materials: $35 (coat and shirt)
    • Cost of items separate: $10 (t-shirt), $25 (white coat)


We will notify parents if/when students are admitted to the program. Registration fee due by May 1, 2018 to ensure your child’s intent for Summer 2018.

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

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

Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Can’t wait to see you this summer!

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