Coos Bay, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College invites students entering grades 8-12 to spend a week investigating mysteries in science at a Summer STEAM Academy, Aug. 14-17, 2023.

This year’s theme is “WHO Done IT?” The daily hands-on, interactive event pairs students with professors to explore activities in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Fun adventures are designed to tap students’ power of perception and help develop critical thinking skills.

The academy is free and includes snacks and lunch. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day on Southwestern’s Coos Campus, 1988 Newmark Ave. Families can drop off their teens at 7:30 a.m.

Areas for investigating mini-mysteries include:

  • anthropology, archaeology and sociology
  • physics and chemistry
  • biology and ecology
  • nursing and medical
  • math and computer science
  • the arts

Teen investigators also will have the opportunity to go on a field trip to explore the South Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve in Charleston.

Students of all abilities and interests are encouraged to attend. For information or to register a student for the free Summer STEAM Academy, call 541-888-7214. A registration form is available HERE.


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