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STEAM Summer Academies in Loretto, Pennsylvania

The STEAM Summer Academies are one-week long immersive programs in engineering, aviation, computer science, mathematics, pre-medicine, health sciences, biology and chemistry for high school students entering grades 11 and 12 in Fall 2020 (current sophomores and juniors). Students will be introduced to college life and earn two college credits upon completion.

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    Summer Academies 2020

    Talented high school students will have the opportunity to earn two transferable college credits from Saint Francis University while working in teams to complete real world projects, and present their results in this unique pre-college experience. Students selected for an academy will be provided with room and board and all course materials for the week. Students interested in pursuing a career in the sciences or technical fields are encouraged to apply. Program activities include:

    • classroom and laboratory learning experiences;
    • hands-on experiments and industry-based learning involvements;
    • field trips and recreational activities guided by experienced SFU student mentors.

    Teachers: Educators providing recommendation letters for 2 students or more are eligible for an e-certificate from Educational Innovations to provide a learning tool for your classroom! We appreciate you taking the time to provide recommendation letters for your rising students to our STEAM Summer Academies at Saint Francis University!

    Program Fee $499   *discounts available

  • Air Francis - June 27 – July 2, 2020

    June 27 – July 2, 2020         

    From flying to engineering to air traffic control to airport operations: aviation has it all!  At Air Francis, students will have a chance to explore the aviation industry from the front seat: be it the pilot's seat in an airplane, the chair of an air traffic controller, or the drafting desk of an engineer.  Participants will have the opportunity to participate in behind-the-scenes tours of an FAA air traffic control facility, learn the aerodynamics of fixed- and rotary-wing flight, experience the challenge of controlling unmanned vehicles, and fly in aircraft used for flight training at Saint Francis University.

    • Students will receive 2 college credits in Science 102 for completing this program which will be a step towards completing their pilot's license at Saint Francis University.
    • Academy participants are eligible for a $4,000 Scholarship if enrolling in a qualified major within the School of STEAM/School of Health Sciences (depending on academy attended) at SFU
    • Program cost $499 (includes application fee)

    Students selected for the academy will be provided with room and board and all course materials.  Students earn two college credits upon completion of the program.  

    Instructors

    Instructor - Strom

    Br. Marius Strom
    Instructor of Environmental Engineering and Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering has a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from University of Maryland (2017). His research interests include: wind turbine blade design and rotor aerodynamics, design and manufacture of unmanned aircraft systems, application of unmanned aircraft systems to remote sensing, and computational analysis of incompressible fluid flow and applications. 

     

    Instructor - Harris

    Dr. John Harris
    Department Chair and Professor of Engineering has a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from Penn State University. As an SFU undergraduate student, he studied mathematics and chemistry. His interests are the development of regional STEM education needs, grant writing to promote STEM education. He has been teaching at SFU for over 31 years.  

    Exciting Chemistry - June 27 – July 2, 2020

    June 27 – July 2, 2020

    Exploring the World through Chemistry!

    Chemistry is everywhere and chemistry will take you anywhere you want to go.  We want to show you the exciting options you will have for your career if you know chemistry.  Each day will focus on experiments and hands on activities conducted by chemists in different careers.  Become a pharmacist or medical doctor, environmental chemist, a forensic chemist, a chemistry teacher, or move into the new world of nanochemistry. 

    • Students will receive 2 college credits in Science 102 for completing this program.
    • Academy participants are eligible for a $4,000 Scholarship if enrolling in a qualified major within the School of STEAM/School of Health Sciences (depending on academy attended) at SFU 
    • Program cost $499 (includes application fee)

    Students selected for the academy will be provided with room and board and all course materials.  Students earn two college credits upon completion of the program. 

    Instructors

      Instructor - Clark

    Dr. Rose Clark
    Professor of Analytical Chemistry earned a NSF Postdoctoral Fellow from Penn State University. Her research interests include cytochrome electrochemistry on self-assembled monolayers, surface analysis of mixed self-assembled monolayers, and development of new peptide self-assembled monolayers. She has been teaching at SFU for over 22 years.

     

    Instructor - Zovinka

     

    Dr. Edward Zovinka
    Professor of Inorganic Chemistry earned his Postdoctoral Fellow at North Carolina State University. His research interests include acid mine drainage remediation with focus on aluminum removal and atomic force microscopy of calcite surfaces. He has been teaching at SFU for over 25 years.

     

    Solving Crimes with Digital Forensics - June 27 – July 2, 2020

    June 27 – July 2, 2020

    3 Bullets - 2 Bodies - 1 Computer

    "Who Done It?"  How? Why? The police have a theory, but they need more evidence, so they turn to you.  Your task is to solve the crime and provide the police with the digital evidence they need. In this academy, technology meets criminal justice in the field of Digital Forensics.  Cyber criminals use mobile devices, laptops, and network servers to commit a variety of crimes from hacking to drug dealing, and electronic devices serve as convenient storage media for evidence of crimes. You will learn how digital forensics has become the next CSI. You will use a variety of cutting edge tools and applications to find digital artifacts and evidence hidden within a computer.  

    • Students will receive 2 college credits in CPSC 113: Introduction to Computer Technologies for completing this program
    • Academy participants are eligible for a $4,000 Scholarship if enrolling in a qualified major within the School of STEAM/Health Sciences (depending on academy attended) at SFU
    • Program cost $499 (includes application fee)

    Students selected for the academy will be provided with room and board and all course materials.  Students earn two college credits upon completion of the program. 

    Instructor

    Instructor - Valkovci

    Mr. John Valkovci
    Mr. Valkovci is a full-time professor of practice in Cybersecurity at Saint Francis University, and serves as the University’s Director of Cyber Defense and Forensics. He teaches a number of Cybersecurity courses at SFU including Digital Forensics, Ethical Hacking, Dark Web Analysis, Blockchain Fundamentals, and Cryptocurrency Analysis. He is a retired federal prosecutor, and co-founder and CEO of ODIN Cyber Defense, Inc. He is a certified forensic analyst (ACE) and a Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH).

     

    Environmental Engineering Design - July 5 – 10, 2020

    July 5 – 10, 2020 

    Environmental engineering is the discipline most responsible for preserving and improving human health. Environmental engineers work on projects such as designing drinking water treatment systems and protecting soil, air, and water from pollution. 

    In the Environmental Engineering Design Summer Academy, students will gain first-hand, project-based experience using knowledge from science, technology, and math to design and construct a solution to an authentic issue in environmental engineering.  Along the way, students will learn problem solving skills and engineering design principles that have many real world applications.

    • Students will receive 2 college credits in Engineering 101 and 102 (one credit each) for completing this program
    • Academy participants are eligible for a $4,000 Scholarship if enrolling in a qualified major within the School of STEAM/School of Health Sciences (depending on academy attended) at SFU
    • Program cost $499 (includes application fee)

      Students selected for the academy will be provided with room and board and all course materials.  Students earn two college credits upon completion of the program.  

      Instructors

      Instructor - Bandstra

      Dr. Joel Bandstra
      Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering earned his Post Doctorate from Penn State University.  His research interests include groundwater remediation using granular iron metal and surface evolution during mineral weathering.  He has been teaching at SFU for over 11 years. 

       

       

      Instructor - Tasker

      Dr. Travis Tasker
      Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering earned his Ph.D. from Penn State University. His research interests are in tracing the environmental and human health impacts of anthropogenic activities in addition to developing novel solutions for water and wastewater treatment.  He started teaching at SFU in August 2019.

       

      Find Your Voice - July 5 – 10, 2020 (NEW)

      July 5 – 12, 2020               

      Everyone has something to say--including you--but not everyone is heard. To ensure that others truly listen to your ideas, you must present yourself as someone worth listening to: credible, competent, and knowledgeable. You must also express yourself with clarity and conviction to persuade audiences to accept and ultimately act upon your ideas. In this academy, you will learn how to use the tools and techniques of professional speakers and writers to speak and write effectively about topics that matter to you. In short, you will find your voice--and learn to use it well. 

      • Students will receive 2 college credits for completing this program (the specific course is being determined). 
      • Academy participants are eligible for a $4,000 Scholarship if enrolling in a qualified major within the School of STEAM/School of Health Sciences (depending on academy attended) at SFU 
      • Program cost $499 (includes application fee)

      Students selected for the academy will be provided with room and board and all course materials.  Students earn two college credits upon completion of the program.

      Instructors

      Instructor - Thomas

      Dr. Brennan Thomas

      Department Chair and Associate Professor of English earned her Ph.D. from Bowling Green State University. Her research interests include writing center administration and popular media studies. She has published scholarly articles on the social, political and consumerist elements of the films A Christmas Story, Bambi, and Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as well as the television series South Park.

       

      Instructor - Julin

      Dr. Grant Julin
      Associate Professor of Philosophy earned his Ph.D. from Duquesne University.  His primary research interests are in the philosophy of humor and comedy, and in particular satire. Dr. Julin has published peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on a variety of topics, with an emphasis on the philosophies of Friedrich Nietzsche and Søren Kierkegaard.

       

      Science of Exercise Physiology - July 5 – 10, 2020

      July 5 – 10, 2020

      Exercise Physiologists study the acute and chronic physiological responses and adaptations resulting from physical activity.  An Exercise Physiologist can apply this knowledge to improve or maintain health, fitness, or performance.

      In the Science of Exercise Physiology Academy, students will study the physiology of exercise, experience and appreciate why the body responds to exercise the way it does, collect and analyze data, and communicate the results to others. Students attending this academy will have the option to Scuba Dive (all equipment provided) during an evening activity in our Stokes pool. 

      • Students will receive 2 college credits in Exercise Physiology 102 and 103 (1 credit each), along with a course lab manual for completing this program.
      • Academy participants are eligible for a $4,000 Scholarship if enrolling in a qualified major within the School of STEAM/School of Health Sciences (depending on academy attended) at SFU 
      • Program cost $499 (includes application fee)

      Students selected for the academy will be provided with room and board and all course materials.  Students earn two college credits upon completion of the program.   

      Instructors
      Instructor - Fitzgerald

      Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald
      Professor of Physical Therapy and Women’s Studies earned her Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University. Her research interests include body composition assessment, wellness and prevention, and adaptive scuba diving. She has been teaching at SFU for over 21 years.

       

       

      Instructor - Wisniewski

      Dr. Kris Wisniewski
      Associate Professor of Exercise Physiology earned his Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh. His research interests include use of subjective measures in exercise intensity regulation and reducing ACL injury and re-injury risk.  He has been teaching for over 7 years at SFU.

       

      Petroleum and Chemical Engineering - July 12 – 17, 2020

      July 12 – 17, 2020 

       

      Do you know most of our daily products use petrochemicals? Do you know the world’s energy consumption still mainly depends on oil and gas? Do you want to be part of the solution in the global energy crisis?

      Join us and take a fun adventure 10 thousand feet deep in the world of oil and gas: from its production to application. This academy introduces the participants to the field of geology, petroleum and chemical engineering. Through lab work, hands on activities and projects, students will experience how to make petrochemical products, design solutions to maximize oil recovery and minimize environment impacts, at the same time, students will gain engineering design and problem solving skills.

      • Students will receive 2 college credits in Engineering 101 and 102 (one credit each) for completing this program
      • Academy participants are eligible for a $4,000 Scholarship if enrolling in a qualified major within the School of STEAM/School of Health Sciences (depending on academy attended) at SFU 
      • Program cost $499 (includes application fee)

      Students selected for the academy will be provided with room and board and all course materials.  Students earn two college credits upon completion of the program. 

      Instructors

      Instructor - He

      Dr. Qin He
      Associate Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering earned her Ph.D. from West Virginia University.  Her research interests include conventional and unconventional reservoirs using tradition and smart techniques and reservoir simulation using Smart Proxy (based on artificial intelligence and data mining techniques).

       

       

      Instructor - Jamili

      Dr. Ahmad Jamili
      Associate Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering earned his Ph.D. from The University of Kansas in Chemical Engineering. His research interests include phase equilibria of complex fluids, formulation and customizing surfactants, and modeling microemulsion-water-oil phase behavior with the HLD-NAC model.

       

       

      Instructor - Wang

      Dr. Guochang Wang
      Associate Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering completed his Post Doctorate at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interests include reservoir characterization for shale gas, conventional hydrocarbon and CO2 sequestration, and pore structure characterization by microscopy observation and gas physisorption. 

      Pre-Medicine - July 12 – 17, 2020

      July 12 – 17, 2020

      If you are interested in medicine, then consider participating in this one week academy to gain a better understanding of the human body.  During this academy, you will measure your own stress hormones, determine your blood type, and gain a greater degree of knowledge of your five senses. 

      In addition, students will learn about and get hands on experience with genetic testing, metabolic diseases, wound healing assays, and blood pressure regulation.  The academy will also discuss best practices for gaining admission into medical school. 

      • Students will receive 2 college credits in Biology 412 (Special Topics) for completing this program. 
      • Academy participants are eligible for a $4,000 Scholarship if enrolling in a qualified major within the School of STEAM/School of Health Sciences (depending on academy attended) at SFU 
      • Program cost $499 (includes application fee)

      Students selected for the academy will be provided with room and board and all course materials.  Students earn two college credits upon completion of the program.

      Instructor
      Instructor - Wolf

      Dr. Irene Wolf
      Associate Professor of biology and master of cancer care program earned her Ph.D. from the University of Toledo College of Medicine in Biomedical Sciences. She teaches classes and labs on physiology and anatomy, molecular biology, and pathophysiology of cancer. Her research interests are characterizing apoptosis of pancreatic caner cells following treatments of non-traditional chemotherapeutic drugs.    

      Psychology and Neuroscience - July 12 – 17, 2020

      July 12 – 17, 2020

      At the Psychology and Neuroscience Academy you will explore the mysteries of the human mind, discovering the biological, cognitive, developmental and social factors that influence our normal and abnormal behaviors.

      Students will investigate the connection between the brain and human behavior while dissecting brain specimens, explore perceptual illusions while dissecting eye specimens, explore the effects of various psychotropic drugs while applying them to the daphnia system, and practice the science of learning and memory while training live rats and dogs. 

      • Students will receive 2 college credits in Psychology 425 (Special Topics) for completing this program. 
      • Academy participants are eligible for a $4,000 Scholarship if enrolling in a qualified major within the School of STEAM/School of Health Sciences (depending on academy attended) at SFU 
      • Program cost $499 (includes application fee)

      Students selected for the academy will be provided with room and board and all course materials.  Students earn two college credits upon completion of the program.   

      Instructor
      Instructor - Flaisher-Greenberg

      Dr. Shlomit Flaisher-Grinberg
      Assistant professor of Psychology earned her postdoctoral from University of Minnesota. Her research interests include neuropharmacology of mood and anxiety disorders, the neurobiology of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders (with an emphasis on autism spectrum disorders), and the development of novel animal models for different psychopathological conditions (such as obsessive compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder).

    • Application Process

      Registration now open!
      Early registration ends March 1st, 2020
      Registration ends May 10th, 2020

      Students:  Required Application Materials include:

      • Teacher or guidance counselor letter of recommendation
      •  High school transcript (unofficial transcripts will be accepted)
      •  Non-refundable application fee of $25 for EACH academy to which the student is applying
      •  Essay with response to one of the following questions:
        •  Why would you like to participate in this summer academy?
        •  What can you contribute to this summer academy?
        •  How will participation in the academy advance your future plans in chemistry, biology, engineering, medicine, or health science? 
    • Program Costs and Discounts

      Participation Fee $499

      • $25 nonrefundable application fee  
      • $474 first academy  

      Discounts Available

      • $25 Early Bird Registration (January 20 – March 1)
      • $100 Discount second academy (2nd academy fee: $374)
      • $100 Discount third and any additional academy (fee: $274)
      • $100 Discount for students attending a Catholic High School (for one academy)
      • $10 Bring a Friend discount (three per participant)
      • $50 Returning academy or Kids’ College @ SFU student (one per participant)
      • $25 Employee discount (per child/per academy )
        Discounts are stackable and applied upon acceptance to academies
      Frequently Asked Questions

      What is the academic value that students receive?

      Selected students will be provided with room and board, all course supplies and materials (up to a $2,000 value), and two college credits upon completion of the program. Students with an interest in pursuing a career in the sciences or technical fields are encouraged to apply. 

      How are students introduced to the college experience?

      Academy participants will live in a college residence hall with SFU Student Mentors. The mentors are selected based on their expertise in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and their maturity and experience mentoring younger students. SFU Student Mentors will mentor the participants in and out of the classroom to support the goals of the summer academies and to provide the students with an excellent experience.

      The Application Process

      Who is eligible to apply to Saint Francis University Summer STEAM Academies?

      We accept applications from rising juniors and seniors (currently sophomores or juniors that will be juniors or seniors the school year following the summer academy) in high school who are in good academic standing and are interested in the sciences, engineering, technical, or mathematical fields.

      When is the application deadline?

      All completed applications must be submitted no later than May 10th, 2020.

      Does a student need to complete two applications if applying to more than one academy?

      Students applying to more than one Summer STEAM Academy can choose this on the registration form.  An application fee of $25 is required for each academy the student is applying to.

      Is there a discount for attending more than one academy?

      Yes, the following fees apply (excluding application fees):

      • $474 fee for first academy
      • $374 fee for second academy
      • $274 fee for additional academies

      How many letters of recommendation does a student need?

      A student needs to submit a minimum of one letter of recommendation.  However, if a student is applying to more than one academy they may submit a letter of recommendation specific to that academy.  (For example:  A student may submit a letter of recommendation from their Chemistry teacher to accompany their application for the Exciting Chemistry Summer Academy and a letter of recommendation from their Math teacher to accompany their application for the Environmental Engineering Design Summer Academy.)

      Do students need to send in all of their application materials at the same time?

      Students have two weeks to submit all necessary materials to complete their application.

      • Letter of Recommendation
      • Essay due with online application submission
      • High School Transcript (unofficial is accepted)

      What if a student has not yet taken the PSAT, SAT, or ACT?

      Students who have not taken the PSAT, SAT, or ACT should designate this on their application that they have not yet taken these exams.

      The Acceptance Process

      When will applicants hear about their application status?

      Summer STEAM Academy applicants will receive notice via email of their application status no later than the third Friday in May.

      What if a student is notified that they are on the waiting list?

      Students are accepted into the Summer STEAM Academies based upon the materials in their application packet (application form, letter of recommendation, transcript, test scores, etc.).  After reviewing the applications, the selection committee ranks the students who qualify for acceptance into the program.  Those students are then assigned a slot in the program by their ranking until the maximum number has been reached.  If a student who was assigned to the program does not complete their acceptance documents and submit the balance due by the due date provided, they decline their position and their slot is then offered to the next person on the waiting list.

      What are the acceptance packets and why are they important?

      Once a student is accepted into one of the Summer STEAM Academies they will be notified via email no later than the third Friday in May.  Followed by an acceptance packet via email, the student will be provided with further instructions on completing the necessary forms and submitting them by the due date provided.  Failing to return the completed forms along with the balance due by the due date will result in the student declining their acceptance into the program.  The student's slot will then be given to the next student on the waiting list.  Students who have not completed and returned their forms and balance due will not be permitted to enter or stay in Saint Francis University housing or attend any aspect of the academy.

      What is the deadline to return the acceptance packet?

      Acceptance packets (including all completed forms and payment of balance due) MUST be received by the due date provided.  Failing to return the acceptance packet will result in the student declining their acceptance into the program.  The student's slot will then be given to the next student on the waiting list.

      Preparing for Saint Francis University

      Is a laptop computer required?

      No.  Summer STEAM Academy students will be provided with a laptop to use during their participation in the program.  The laptop will be set up for each student to use with all of the software needed while attending the academy.

      Is there a dress code?

      The Summer STEAM Academies require that students pack closed-toe shoes and pants they do not mind getting wet or dirty.  Shorts and tee-shirts can be worn for most of the program instruction and activities.  Long pants and closed-toe shoes will be required for labs.

      Will students need to purchase books?

      All course materials and supplies are included in the program fee.  The student will not be required to purchase books or course materials while they are participating in the Summer STEAM Academy.

      Do students need to have spending money?

      Summer STEAM Academy students may want to bring some spending money with them.  The campus bookstore will be open and available for students to purchase items.  There are also snack and soda machines around campus that students may want to purchase from.

      Occasionally the group will agree to take a recreational field trip to a local park or sporting event.

      Do students need to bring their own bedding?

      Yes, students do need to bring their own linens.

      Are residence halls air-conditioned?

      No, the residence halls are not air-conditioned.  It is recommended that Summer STEAM Academy students bring a fan.

      Do students need to bring food?

      Summer STEAM Academy students may want to bring snacks to keep in their dorm room.  The students are provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the week of the program.  The mentors will have a small amount of snacks for the students to enjoy throughout the week.  Students may bring their own snacks.

      Do the dorms have refrigerators?

      The dorm rooms do not have refrigerators.  The residence hall does have a refrigerator accessible to everyone.

      What if a student has an allergy or needs to take a certain medication?

      List all allergies of the student and any medication they take on the Medical and Emergency Contact form included in the acceptance packet.  The student will be responsible for securing and taking their medication during their participation in the Summer STEAM Academy.

      What time is check-in/check-out?

      Summer STEAM Academy students are to arrive on campus the Saturday or Sunday of the start of the program between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm.  A short informational session about the program with instructor, mentors, and student introductions will take place around 4:00 pm with light refreshments.  Students will be able to settle into their dorm room and return to the check-in area before 4:00 pm.   The Summer STEAM Academy students will have pizza provided to them later that evening.  Check out/Farewell will take place on the last day of the academy at 2:00 pm where families are invited to celebrate student's accomplishments in the academy.  Students will give a brief presentation on their projects for the week.

      What is the extent of supervision that students receive?

      All students are closely supervised by their assigned Summer STEAM Academy Mentor.  Mentors live in the residence halls with the high school students, arrange evening activities, help the students find their way around campus, and assist the academy instructors.  A non-undergraduate adult is also in the residence hall between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

      While on Campus

      Are students permitted to commute to campus or stay overnight off-campus with family or friends?

      No.  Summer STEAM Academy students are required to live on campus and in the designated residence hall.  Housing is required for all participating students and is included in the program fee.  Students are required to stay on campus during the entirety of the program as they will be participating in group activities or working on group projects and/or evening assignments.  Requests for students to leave campus to participate in other activities will be denied.

      Will students have access to a fitness facility or pool on campus?

      The fitness facility and pool will not be accessible to the students.  The Summer STEAM Academy students have a full schedule that begins with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and continues into the evening hours.  The students will be required to work on group projects or after class assignments most evenings.  The Mentors will also have group activities planned in the evening hours.  

      After The Program Has Ended

      Do students receive grades?

      Yes, the Summer STEAM Academy students receive two college credits for each program they complete.  A letter grade is given for each program and will be available on each student's transcript.

      Do students receive college credits?

      Pre-Medicine Academy students will receive 2 college credits in Biology 412 (Special Topics) for completing this program. 

      Environmental Engineering Design Academy students will receive 2 college credits in Engineering 101 and 102 (one credit each) for completing this program

      Air Francis Academy students will receive 2 college credits in Science 102 for completing this program which will be a step towards completing their pilot's license at Saint Francis University.  

      Exciting Chemistry Academy students will receive 2 college credits in Science 102 for completing this program.

      Science of Exercise Physiology Academy students will receive 2 college credits in Exercise Physiology 102 and 103 (1 credit each), along with a course lab manual for completing this program.  

      Petroleum and Chemical Engineering Academy students will receive 2 college credits in Engineering 101 and 102 (one credit each) for completing this program.

      Psychology and Neuroscience Academy students will receive 2 college credits in Psychology 425 (Special Topics) for completing this program. 

      Solving Crimes with Digital Forensics Academy students will receive 2 college credits in CPSC 113: Introduction to Computer Technologies for completing this program.

      Do the college credits transfer to other schools?

      While most schools will accept these credits toward general studies, it is up to each individual institution to accept these as transfer credits.

      How do the Summer STEAM Academy students receive transcripts?

      Transcripts can be requested beginning mid-August by requesting a transcript through the Office of the Registrar at  francis.edu/Request-a-Transcript

      Can I earn a scholarship?

      At completion of the academy, participants are eligible for a $4,000 Scholarship ($1,000/year over 4 years) if enrolling in a qualified major within the School of STEAM/School of Health Sciences.

      Can I earn more than one scholarship?

      No, only one scholarship per student will be awarded at the completion of the academy. If you attend two academies in one summer or attend academies two years in a row, you are still only eligible for one scholarship.

      How can I stay in touch with the instructors, other students, and Saint Francis University?

      There are a variety of ways to reconnect with everyone involved in the program including Facebook, email, and the Saint Francis University website.  Like the following pages of interest on Facebook: