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The JMU STEM Experience 

Field Trip Program for Grades 7-12

Fall 2023 requests are now closed. We plan to have Spring 2024 semester program information available by late November.

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.

*See our Fall 2023 STEM experiences here

*See what this looks like- photos from year 1 here*

*Request process and form for Fall semester here

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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