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U.S. Naval Academy Accepting Applications For Summer STEM Program

SOUTHFIELD (WWJ) - Applications are now being accepted through April 15 for the United States Naval Academy Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Program 2012.

The academy's Summer STEM Program is an overnight academic program designed for rising 8th-11th grade students in good academic standing who have an interest in math and science.

The STEM Program gives students the opportunity to experience real-life applications of math and science principles through hands-on practical learning. Students will learn from distinguished Naval Academy professors in world-class lab facilities that provide a unique learning environment outside the traditional classroom.

The academy's current students, known as midshipmen, help run the Summer STEM Program and act as counselors and tutors to students. The Summer STEM Program is held in three sessions: June 4-9 for rising 8th-9th graders; June 11-16 for rising 10th graders; and June 18-23 for rising 11th graders.

Approximately 480 total students from around the U.S. will be accepted to STEM. All students selected to participate pay approximately $200 for the academic summer program and are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.

For more information about the Naval Academy, call 410-293-4361 or visit Applicants will be notified of their application status in the month of May.

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