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High School Programs

Due to the evolving nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, these plans and programs are subject to change or cancellation at any time to reflect public health guidance and current conditions. Participants will be notified of any changes as soon as possible.


AT & T GLBR STEM Innovation and Entrepreneurship High School Camp

Interested in learning how STEM innovations connect with business concepts? This free camp for high school students incorporates STEM-based activities such as technology and design innovations, prototype development and testing, all while learning more about entrepreneurship.

Application available now!

Program Dates: June 14 - 16, 2022

Chief Science Officers

What’s better than experiencing a STEM opportunity? Bringing it to your peers and changing your community! Be the voice of your school by becoming a Chief Science Officer. As a CSO, you will attend a Leadership Training Institute to increase your networking, verbal and written communication, and team building skills. CSOs also participate in cabinet meetings throughout the year and implement a STEM action plan to impact their school or community.

Program Timeline

Spring: School registration / CSO election

August: Leadership Training at SVSU

October: Cabinet Meeting at a local STEM Business

October - April: STEM Action Plan Implementation

March: Cabinet Meeting at a local STEM Business

May: CSO Celebration

Dow Science and Sustainability Education Center - Summer Research Opportunity

Are you passionate about environmental science? If you are in 9th-11th grade, consider applying for a paid summer internship to conduct scientific research on the Saginaw Bay Watershed. Work with teachers and students from the Great Lakes Bay Region, as well as SVSU faculty and undergraduate students. All participating high school students also earn tuition for a 4-credit science class at SVSU!

Funding for this program has ended. We will update this site if/when future funding becomes available.

Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow STEM Scholars Network Summer Camps

Students create uncrackable passwords, make a home network more secure, and explore cybersecurity careers. This free camp is open to current 9th - 12th grade students interested in pursuing college degrees.

Application Available: Now

Program Dates: August 1 - 4, 2022.

Summer STEM Video Contest!

STEM@SVSU is partnering with MiSTEM East Central Michigan Region in a Summer STEM Video Contest! The contest is open to all K-12 students and teachers in the Great Lakes Bay Region. It's easy - just submit your information on our form (available in May) and send your video to At least one video will be highlighted each week during July on our Facebook and Instagram pages. If your video is chosen, you will win an awesome STEM kit, delivered directly to your house!

Submission Form available May 2022

Submission Deadline June 24, 2022

Teacher Assistant for Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow STEM Opportunity Camp

This is a paid position for high school and college students strong in math and who are eager to share their passion with younger students.

Application information available in April with program dates in July.

Anticipated program dates: Summer 2022

Teen Science Café

Interested in exploring the science and technology that directly affect you? STEM@SVSU and the Chief Science Officers program come together to provide a free out-of-school program for students who are fascinated by the advances in science and technology. The Teen Science Cafe is an environment where teens and STEM professionals engage in conversations and activities to explore a topic thoroughly. 

STEM@SVSU and the GLBR East Chief Science Officers are excited to offer a FREE Teen Science Café on Thursday, May 5, 2022 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. This event is open to any student in 6th - 12th grade in the Great Lakes Bay Region (Arenac, Bay, Clare, Gladwin, Gratiot, Isabella, Midland, Saginaw counties), as well as Huron and Tuscola counties.

Teen Science Cafes are always Free, Fun, and have Food! Pizza will be provided for dinner.

Date: Thursday, May 5, 2022
Time: 5:30 - 8:00 pm
Location: Saginaw Valley State University - Gilbertson Hall
Topics: Climate Change Simulation and SVSU Nursing Simulation / Brain Research Labs

RSVP now as space is limited!

Please note: Current SVSU policy requires face masks to be worn in classrooms and laboratory spaces. Bring a mask with you to the event.


Are you looking for an opportunity that explores the basics of coding? SVSU hosts WeCode, a free, one day program that helps encourage students to try coding and explore possible connected fields such as computer programming. Fun hands-on activities utilize Spheros to help participants understand concepts such as loops, variables, conditionals, and other functions. We encourage everyone to try programming and explore the vast opportunities available in Computer Science.

Anticipated program dates: Fall 2022

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(989) 964-4058

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