Applications Now Being Accepted for AeroCamp

Updated 4/4/16: The application deadline has been extended to April 29, 2016.

Applications are now being accepted for Rogers State University Pryor’s new aerospace-themed academies this summer.

AeroCamp Summer Academy will challenge students 8th through 11th grade to learn about science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts by working hands-on with aerospace-related devices.

Students can register online and submit a separate recommendation letter by the March 30 deadline. Applicants are scheduled to be notified via email by April 15.

The camp is free to participants, thanks to a grant from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education 2016 Summer Academies Program.

RSU Pryor will hold two five-day academies that will give students the theory, skills and application they need to compete on an accelerated level. The academies will be held on June 6-10 and July 11-15 in collaboration with area high schools and industries within the MidAmerica Industrial Park, such as Google, the Cherokee Nation Aerospace Industries and Tulsa Life Flight.

AeroCamp Summer Academy has three goals: to equip students to thrive in technology-driven professions; to inform students about the advantages of higher education; and to teach students about teamwork, mentoring and leadership.

During the week, students will be challenged to apply STEM concepts by working hands-on with rockets, remote-controlled helicopters, quads (drones), and blimps. College prep and career exploration components will also be offered to stimulate interest and excitement in higher education.

For more information about AeroCamp Summer Academy, contact the RSU Pryor campus at 918-825-6117 or email Alexander at [email protected].