Overview

Duke University's Accelerated STEM Academy is a STEM-based program for students currently in 9th – 12th grade that consists of a variety of hands-on labs, laboratory tours, faculty lectures, and workshops.

Does science intrigue you? Do you wonder what new discoveries are being made behind the closed doors of laboratories at Duke University?  Science, Technology, Engineering and Math are everywhere, but there are unique laboratories, research programs, and investigators that are only at Duke University and in the Research Triangle Park area in North Carolina.

Spend your summer alongside the next generation of innovators at Duke University’s Accelerated STEM Academy and engage with some of the world’s top researchers.  During this one-week program, you will explore Duke’s state-of-the-art laboratories, learn about trailblazing research, and experience the life of an élite researcher. Get a behind the scenes look at premier research labs many of which are not open to the public. Explore places such as the Duke University Lemur Center, which has the largest collection of lemurs outside of Madagascar.

Students currently in grades 9 – 12 are eligible to apply to this prestigious program.  Enroll in this program and take what may be a powerful first step in a lifelong pursuit of innovation. Experience STEM at Duke, unlike anywhere else.

Are you interested in the Accelerated STEM Academy, but would like to deepen your Duke experience and focus upon a single topic for three additional weeks?  You can do that by also applying to our Summer Academy and  investigating one of  the many topics that will prepare you for global citizenship in an ever-changing tomorrow. 

Participants in Duke University’s Accelerated STEM Academy can choose to participate in a residential program. During Session 3 (July 19-24), participants can choose among three options:

Residential participants live in a residence hall for the duration of the program, can choose to participate in all extracurricular and weeknight activities, will be given three meals per day, and can select to sign up for the Millennium Sports Club.
Extended Commuter participants can enhance their time on Duke Campus by participating in all extracurricular and weeknight activities. They will be given two meals per day, and can select to sign up for the Millennium Sports Club.  
Commuter participants experience participate in all tours, lectures, and activities during the day and are given one meal per day. 

Why choose Duke’s Accelerated STEM Academy?
*Residential participants live in a residence hall for the duration of the program, can participate in all extracurricular and weeknight activities, will be given three meals per day, and can sign up for the Millennium Sports Club.
*Extended Commuter participants can enhance their time on Duke Campus by participating in all extracurricular and weeknight activities. They will be given two meals per day, and can sign up for the Millennium Sports Club.  
*Commuter participants participate in all tours, lectures, and activities during the day and are given one meal per day. 

Cost and Session Information

1 week 

Session 1: June 16 - 21 (Residential)

Session 2: June 23 - 28 (Residential)

Session 3: July 7 - 12 (Residential)

Session 4: July 22 - 26 (Commuter)

Commuter: $1,375

Residential: $2,365

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