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JMU's Faculty-Developed Secondary STEM Field Trip Program

Update as of Jan. 9, 3PM: We regret to share that we are no longer taking reservations for the Spring semester. We are excited to host the 18 groups of 500 students this semester and wish we had the capacity to host more. 

Our Invitation: 

The JMU Center for STEM Education and Outreach invites 6th-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 authentic research experiences.

These experiences are relevant, engaging, authentic, and accessible. They were developed by a group of 16 faculty across eight STEM departments in the Summer of 2022 and are modeled after their own research practices, teaching passions, or other areas of professional interest. To make these experiences accessible and impactful, they have been thoughtfully adapted for grades 6-8 and 9-12.

Our rationale is: if you are going to take the time to plan a field trip and bring your students to our campus, we want to ensure the experience is fun and enriches their exposure to the array of STEM skills and applications that are being practiced every day, just down the road in our research and teaching spaces, as part of their every-day problem-solving and critical thinking, and across the globe in a vast array of STEM professions. 

*Read about the available experiences here*

*See field trip photos here*

*See our Frequently Asked Questions here*

*Request a Spring semester (1/30-4/28) field trip here*


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