STEM Boot Camp
2019 Dates TBD
Improving access by engaging incoming STEM majors
The STEM Boot Camp is a week-long camp that includes: lectures by Mason faculty; lab experiences; exams with advising on preparation and debriefing; group advising opportunities; career sessions; and the opportunity to meet other STEM students, before arriving to campus for the start of classes in August. The Boot camp is available to all students interested in STEM fields, and will be divided into a Bio/Chem track and a math track. Note that these tracks are appropriate for all science, math, and engineering majors not just those is Bio, Chem, or Math.
The camp is residential and students are expected to stay in the dorms during the week. Students that participate in STEM camps are also strongly encouraged to enroll in the associated University Transitions (UNIV 108; 0-1 credit) course for the fall semester. In this course students will continue to work with their camp cohort, and build the skills necessary to effectively transition to university life.
A number of scholarships are available for eligible students.
Space and scholarships are limited, so apply early! Students can take both camps (STEM Boot Camp and Math Readiness) and we have accommodations at Mason for the transition day. Note that there is a single application for both camps.
Fees (scholarships are available):
Math Readiness Camp: $300
STEM Boot Camp: $450
Additional Night (between Math Readiness and STEM Boot Camp): $30