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Science/Technology/Engineering/ Mathematics (STEM)

Aeronautics Careers Education Academy (A.C.E. Academy) (High School Students)

The Aeronautics Careers Education Academy is designed to allow high school students to experience facilities rarely open to the public. In a partnership with the Six District Educational Compact, this annual week-long program for 25 students entering grades 10-12 exposes students to a wide variety of career opportunities in the fields of aeronautics and aerospace engineering, including Air Traffic Control (ATC), professional pilot, aviation management, and aeronautical engineering.

Dates: June 11-15, 2018 
Time: All Day
Cost: Tuition cost is $225 for Six District Educational Compact students (students in the Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Stow-Munroe Falls, Tallmadge, Woodridge School Districts) and $275 for non-Compact students
Register Here for A.C.E. Academy 
For additional info, contact: The College of Aeronautics and Engineering at 330-672-2892 or

Air Force Association's CyberCamp (High School Students)

Please note: For 2018 this program is only open to Warrensville Heights High School students. Check back at a later date for information on 2019. 

Through this week-long residential program - to be held on the Kent State campus - 16 Warrensville Heights High School students will learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity, as well as the teamwork and organizational skills that will set you apart in the STEM job market. In addition, program participants will benefit from presentations by and direct interactions with cyber industry professionals, from the commercial, military, and law enforcement sectors, who will expose you to the broad career opportunities in this field. Thank you to the generous support of the OMNOVA Solutions Foundation for funding this program. 

Dates: June 11-15, 2018 
Time: All Day
Cost: No cost
For additional info, visit the AFA CyberCamp Program Overview

Center for Math and Science Education 2018 Summer Institute (Professional Development)

Housed within Kent State University's Center for Math and Science Education, this two-day conference includes 12 hours of face-to-face workshop interaction on a grade-band specific math or science topic, followed by three online contact hours. 

Dates: June 11-12, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $70 conference fee
Find More Information on the Summer Institute Here 
For additional info, contact: Dr. Karl Kosko at or Dr. Lisa Borgerding at

Girls Geared for Engineering Camp (Middle School Students)

From the Kent State College of Aeronautics and Engineering, campers experience aerospace engineering and mechatronics, the integration of mechanical, electrical, computer, and systems engineering, on the Kent State University campus in this multi-disciplinary, week-long day camp. Campers will also take part in fun and challenging engineering projects and activities, such as flying mini-drones and launching a rocket. Campers will explore career opportunities during site visits to two well-known companies. 

Dates: June 11-15, 2018 
Time: All Day
Cost: $75
Register Here for Girls Geared for Engineering Camp 
For additional info, contact: Liz Porter at 330-672-4449 or

STEAM Camp (Children 3-5 years)

Housed within Kent State University's Child Development Center, these early learning summer camps are for children ages 3, 4, and 5. Download Camp Descriptions (PDF)

Dates: June 11 - August 15, 2018 
Time: 9:00 a.m. - noon
Cost: $145 KSU/CDC affiliated; $165 not affiliated 
Steam Camp Registration (PDF)
For additional info, contact: Pam Hutchins, M.Ed, Child Development Center at

Summer Technology Camps (Grades 1-8)

Housed within Kent State University's Research Center for Educational Technology, the AT&T Classroom provides a unique setting to study the potential of educational technologies. The Technology Summer Camps offer chances for young campers to learn about 3D printing, LEGO WeDo  systems, drones coding, robotics, and much more. 

Dates: June 6 - August 2, 2018 (depending on specific technology camp)
Time: Differs depending on camp 
Cost: Varies on camp
Register Here for Summer Technology Camps 
For additional info, contact: 

Upward Bound Summer Institute (9th & 10th grade sudents)

The Kent State University Upward Bound Classic Program has been in existence since 1971 between the Kent State University, Barberton, Warren G. Harding, John R. Buchtel (Akron) High Schools, and those communities to promote college readiness and success. The Summer Institute is a six-week residential program on the Kent State University campus. Students attend targeted classes in the fields of math, business, language, science, and electives. Students participate in intensive hands-on learning experiences and field trips. Students engage in social and cultural activities designed to provide a holistic learning experience.

Dates: Summer 2018 
Find More Information for Upward Bound Here 
For additional info, contact: The Division of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at 330-672-2920 or