Thank you for your interest in STEM@SVSU! In the interest of everyone's safety and to support university efforts to prepare for the safe return of students, faculty, and staff this fall, SVSU will not be hosting summer camps or events involving the external public through mid-August. Therefore, we will be postponing many of our programs until next summer. However, two of our STEM@SVSU programs will run virtually this summer - the Dow Corning Foundation Fellows and the Chief Science Officers program. Please watch your email for more details if you are participating in either of these programs. We appreciate everyone's understanding as we all navigate our "new normal." Be sure to like/follow our Facebook page @STEMatSVSU for fun STEM information and activities all summer long!
Designed for K-12 math and science teachers seeking to change STEM attitudes in their schools and communities. The Dow Corning Foundation Fellows consists of 2-week summer workshop and implementation of a school year project.
The Dow Science and Sustainability Education Center features a unique summer internship research program that promotes collaboration between high school students, teachers, SVSU students and SVSU faculty mentors. It also aims to engage the broader community with its mobile science lab, through which citizens will have opportunities to participate in scientific studies of the Saginaw Bay Watershed as well as green chemistry, biodiversity, and alternate energy.
Hour of Code is a national initiative to increase diversity in computer science as well as to introduce coding to students at a young age. SVSU offers an annual event for 4th grade classes to participate in coding activities on our campus. This is a free program; however, the school district is responsible for transportation to SVSU. Applications are available in the fall with the event occurring in December.
The SVSU Regional Mathematics and Science Center provides the leadership and support for systemic change in mathematics and science education throughout the SVSU service area for preschool through higher education in both public and private institutions.
As a teacher, you are passionate about Mathematics & Science concepts and want your students to know that these subjects are amazing! Check out our links to content-specific resources and also funding sources available to K-12 teachers.
WeCode at Saginaw Valley State University is a FREE one-day weekend boot camp for beginners who would like to explore basics of coding using Sphero Programming. Our main objective is to encourage everyone to try out programming and explore the possible opportunities in the field of Computer Science. Offered in Fall and Winter semesters. Check back for more information.