For release: July 3, 2012
For press information, contact Dr. Angiline Powell, 901-678-4080, or Shawn Boyd, 901-678-4011
The University of Memphis STEM Academy will welcome 56 city and county students to
the campus beginning Sunday, July 8, for two weeks of instruction from outstanding
high school teachers.
The STEM Academy allows students to explore and receive enriched study in the areas
of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Sponsored by a special grant from the Tennessee Board of Regents, the Academy is intended
to help high school students envision themselves attending college and to encourage
them to explore the fields of science and math . This year’s curriculum will focus
on applying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts to a real-world-based
Students will live on campus for two weeks, with their housing, meals, and all activities
paid for by the grant. All participants have successfully completed Algebra I and
have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.75.
The Academy is implemented by the Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership.
The program will be led by principal investigator Dr. Celia Anderson, director of
instruction; Dr. Angiline Powell, associate professor of Instruction and Curriculum
Leadership; and Shawn Boyd and Dr. William Akey from the Center for Academic Retention
and Enrichment Services.