STEM Boot Camp
Improving access by engaging incoming STEM majors
The STEM Boot Camp is a week-long institute for students to go through the content of one of the following courses (Calculus I, General Chemistry, and Cellular Biology) and also learn about how to do well in college before they start here at George Mason University. The goals of the camp are:
- to provide freshmen with an idea of what to expect during their first semester of college;
- to bring an awareness of undergraduate research opportunities;
- to increase retention of students in STEM majors and;
- to increase the likelihood that they will graduate with a STEM degree in four years.
Building on Previous Success
The camp builds on the success of a Biology Boot Camp that was conducted in 2013. View the quick summary video to learn more about why the program was started and how it can help our students in their first courses of college. Our camp received funding in part from the 4-VA consortium. The program we implemented is based on the B.I.O.S. model (Biology Intensive Orientation for Students) that has been successful at Louisiana State University (LSU).
Contact STEM Boot Camp
Office Phone: 703-993-3248
Directions to Campus
Visit the Mason Campus Maps and Directions page for general driving directions and a downloadable map.