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Our Invitation:

The JMU Center for STEM Education and Outreach invites 7th-12th-grade teachers and their students to our campus at no cost to experience the intersection of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics as our undergraduates do in their classes, labs, and research experiences.

This is the second year of this program and we are excited about building off what we learned last year. The experiences are designed to be engaging, accessible, and model how real-world challenges are better understood and addressed through the transdisciplinary practices of STEM.

Our approach to modeling real-world STEM is to develop experiences that expose students to the skills, ways of thinking, and other practices in a specific discipline (e.g., Biology or Computer Science) while also demonstrating examples of how one or more other STEM disciplines are integrated to better address complex problems.

These experiences were developed by a group of STEM professors who value K-12 outreach and engagement, especially within our local community. The experiences are modeled after their own research practices, teaching passions, or other areas of professional interest. To make these experiences accessible and higher impact, they have been thoughtfully differentiated for grades 7-12.

Request form for Spring semester (February-April 2024) is open now and closes Fri. Jan 19th, 2024 at 5PM.

View Available Experiences

Learn about the request process and complete the request form to participate in a field trip experience.

Photographs from our Fall 2023 Program

Other offices and programs on campus offer secondary STEM-related field trip opportunities as well. See links to those programs here.

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