Junior STEM Academy (JSA)

2020 Junior STEM Academy

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The UAMS Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is so excited about our Junior STEM Academy! Junior STEM Academy (JSA) is a summer program for children grades K-6th. Summer 2020 will bring many new changes, and all of the same old fun!! Check out our fun from 2019

Application will open January 1, 2020

Summer 2020 Dates:

June 8th-June 12th: Kindergarten-2nd Grade

June 15th-June 19th: 3rd Grade- 5th Grade

 The times are 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.


What is Junior STEM Academy?

Junior STEM Academy (JSA) is a 2-week summer program for our Kindergarten-5th Grade scholars. This program is designed to immerse our young scholars in a world of Science Technology Engineering Mathematics that focuses on health (STEM-H) and other sciences while incorporating technology, engineering, and mathematics. The remarkable thing about this program is the interactive, problem-based curriculum. Less than 20% of our curriculum includes didactic teaching. This intentional design allows us to pique the interest of scholars in an interesting and informative way.

While STEM-H is the main focus of the camp, our ultimate goal is to provide a holistic learning experience for these amazing minds. We integrate concepts relating to mental health/wellness such as cyber-bulling or emotional intelligence. We also have several community service projects. We work diligently to instill the idea of “Think globally. Act locally”.

Each year we hire an eclectic and amazing staff consisting of certified teachers, undergraduate and graduate students from across Arkansas and surrounding states. These amazing teams greatly contribute to the success of the program. Several of summer workers have aspirations of careers in education or admission to professional school.

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Program Contact:

Amber N. Booth-McCoy
Senior Diversity Specialist,
Junior STEM Academy, Program Coordinator
Division for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Desk: 501.686.8675
Fax: 501-686-7439
Email: anbooth@uams.edu
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