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Applied Mathematics and Aerospace Engineering Summer Academy

June 2 - 7, 2024

The Applied Mathematics and Aerospace Engineering Summer Academy is a residential academy designed for Oklahoma middle school girls who are entering 6th, 7th or 8th grades in Fall 2024. The program will introduce several aspects within the fields of science engineering through the use of academic projects related to mathematics and aerospace engineering that are designed to stimulate creativity. There is no charge to participants. Only 12 students will be accepted.

All project supplies and equipment, instruction by CU faculty and meals will be provided. Students will check in on Sunday, June 2, and will reside in the Shepler Center dorm for five nights. Activities will be held in the Sciences Complex. On Friday, June 7, parents and family are invited for lunch.

The academy agenda will include sessions on free fall, gravity, hot air balloons, rockets, physics and flight and more. Activities include the design, creation and testing of simplified rockets as well as visits to Science Museum Oklahoma and Frontier City.

The academy is funded by the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission, the Trent Patton Endowed Lectureship, and the Clarence Page Endowed Chair in Mathematics and Science Education.

For more information contact, E. Ann Nalley at 580-581-2889 or via email at

The application deadline is May 1. Notification of acceptance into the program will occur after May 10.

2024 Applied Mathematics and Aerospace Engineering Summer Academy

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