STEM Camps

**Summer of 2020 camp registration will not open until January 2020**

Science & Math Explorers Week

Monday, June 15 – Friday, June 19, 2020
9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. daily

Students currently in grades 2nd- 6th will have a chance to explore exciting topics in math, science and engineering in a day camp setting. The program includes a variety of hands-on, student-centered experiences where they have the opportunity to learn more about each topic. Students also have activity time, workshop time and guest speakers. Lunch and snacks are provided.

Here is a link to the application

If you have questions, please call Carolyn Studley, e-STEM Camp Director, at (989) 399-2912 or email

Registration open

e-STEM Research Week

Research Week I

Monday, June 22 – Friday, 26, 2020 

Middle and high school students currently in 6th – 11th grade gain experiences that help them expand their knowledge of science and math while addressing real world issues. Each team of students works alongside Alma College faculty and students as they complete a mini project in a STEM discipline in laboratories on campus and in the field. The results of the projects are presented at the close of the week in a science fair type fashion.

Here is a line to the application::

Registration open

ACORN Program

Alma College’s math and science program provides a variety of research and leadership experiences for our students. The first chance you have to be a part of our strong science and math community is through our ASPIRE summer research experience! For one week you and other incoming Alma students will work alongside faculty, who will guide you through exciting research.

Applications are due April 30. Contact Victor Argueta with any questions.

e-STEM Cooperative Research Experience (CORE)

CORE is a program for K-12 teachers. There are different experiences for teachers to choose between.  The three different options offer a stipend, money for classrooms and SCECH hours.

CORE Option 1:  Technology 

Monday, June 22 – Friday, July 19, 2020  (no required class time the week of July 4)

In this instructional technology session, K-12 teachers identify technology needs in their classroom and work on projects to address those needs. This experience is completely on-line and designed for various levels of technology ease and integration in the classroom. Activities may include designing websites, becoming certified technology trainers and creating technology-enhanced classroom artifacts. Dr. Jessie Store is teaching this CORE experience.


Registration coming soon

CORE Option 2:  Ambitious Science Teaching (AST) and the International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM).

Monday, July 6 – Friday, July 19, 2020

The first week is a workshop centered around the AST framework and supporting teachers in making curricular and NGSS-related connections to phenomena-based teaching. The AST book is provided.

The second week is taking teachers through a hands-on experience featuring synthetic biology to reprogram living systems and solve real world problems (iGEM). With the combination of both of these weeks, K-12 teachers will have the tools and knowledge to implement these types of practices in their own classrooms, whatever level they teach.

This CORE experience is being co-taught by Brian Hancock and Devin Camenares.

While on campus all meals are provided and housing is available for teachers who wish to spend the night.  There is a $100 travel stipend for teachers coming from 75 or more miles away.  

Registration coming soon