Summer STEM Academy

PURPOSE: The D.R.E.M.E. Summer Science Camp for students was established to continue Dr. Ronald McNair’s vision of exciting and motivating teachers and students toward studying science, math and technology. This vision addresses all students, but particularly the underserved, in hopes that they will become well-versed and comfortable in the disciplines to seek out career paths in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The Teacher Institute will introduce innovative and motivating ways to present STEM studies to students. The goal of the student camp is to provide a motivating and empowering educational program, which will enrich learning in these subject areas through exciting, educational and fun hands-on experiments and activities including field experiences. The importance of science, math, and technology will be brought to life. In addition, there will be exposure to inspiring mentors in the STEM fields. Skills will be further developed in problem solving, teamwork, and communication.


CAMP DESCRIPTION: The D.R.E.M.E. Summer Science Camp is a two-week program for students currently in the 5th – 7th grade entering 6th -8th grade in the fall 2011. Students will attend classes daily from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 pm. The D.R.E.M.E. Summer Science Camp will explore the theme, “Influences of Energy, Space Exploration and Me on Our Environment”, through investigating ways to save planet Earth as well as to journey in space. Campers will study air and space transportation, including the moon, space station, and Mars as well as other celestial bodies. In addition, the curriculum will be interwoven with topics that enlighten and prepare us for future demands of energy such as – solar, wind, gas, and hydro. Students will also investigate the theme including the study of oceans and natural water environments and their shorelines particularly relating to oil exploration on land and off-shore. Campers also will study the increasing usage of robotics in these areas. In addition, hands-on experiments will be incorporated into camp activities and will include solar car races, rocket launches, art activities, field trips, and presentations by NASA, various educators, scientists, engineers, and other professionals.


  • Entering 6th through 12th grades in fall 2011
  • Interest in Science, Math, Energy, Robotics, and Technology
  • Science and Math Teacher recommendations
  • Parent/Guardian must sign application and camp exit evaluation
  • Must attend the entire (2) weeks of camp



For more information, please contact:

D.R.E.M.E. Science Literacy Foundation P.O. Box 580568, Houston, TX 77258-0568    ♦ (866) 641-8482

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