Junior STEM Academy (JSA)

Junior STEM Academy

2019 Junior STEM Academy

“All Aboard The Magic STEM Bus!!”

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 10, 2019 and ending on June 21, 2019. 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.

Fun from 2018

Application will open January 1, 2019

Application is now closed.

Apply to the Academy Today!


Application Process:

  • Online Application: apply at link above
  • Application fee: $20 per student
    • non-refundable check/money payable to UAMS Center for Diversity Affairs in order for the application to be considered.
    • You are welcome to pay in person or mail to the address below:

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 fee: $105 per student*

    • The program fee includes all lunches, 2 daily snacks, and all field trips.
    • if you have multiple children, contact coordinator about pricing.
    • Program Fee not to be paid until notification of acceptance is made.
  • Other costs include: 
    • purchase of JSA field trip t-shirt (required),
    • purchase of white lab coat (optional)
    • Cost of Bundled Materials: TBA (coat and shirt)

All fees are non-refundable.

Program Contact:

Amber N. Booth-McCoy
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