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Engaging students in hands-on learning

JMU Outreach and Engagement promotes STEM literacy by offering a variety of outreach programs throughout the year to engage students in hands-on learning. Please visit their website for more information.

College for Kids is an enrichment program for children in grades 1-8. Children will work with James Madison University faculty and graduate students, as well as experts from the community and surrounding area, to try new things, explore and discover talents they never knew they had!

Expanding your Horizons is a one-day math and science conference for girls in grades 6-10. The girls participate in exciting, hands-on workshops organized by JMU faculty, attend science presentations and demonstrations, and interact with JMU students who are studying math and science.

Robotics Camp is an advanced program designed for middle school students who want to push robots to the limits.

Saturday Morning Physics from the subatomic to galactic scales! Explore fascinating science and cutting-edge research topics in physics and astronomy. JMU Physics and Astronomy presents an educational event series designed especially for high school students.

Space Explorers Camp will demonstrate to students that science is constantly changing, constantly uncovering new clues about why our universe is the way it is and not some other way. 

Dukes Inspiring Girls Into Technology Across Limits (DIGITAL) is a  free one-day event, that takes place in November, for middle school-aged girls interested in technology. DIGITAL is designed to inspire girls to break limits and explore technology through hands-on activities led by female JMU students.

You be the Chemist is an interactive academic contest that uses the drama of competition to excite grade 5–8 students about science.

Summers Honors Institute is a unique week-long program where talented rising high school juniors and seniors get a first-hand look at life in a dynamic university and its Honors college.

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