MSM S.T.E.A.M. Academy
The Office for Educational Outreach and Health Careers is committed to helping MSM’s mission to increase the number of individuals underrepresented in medicine, the health professions, and the scientific workforce by providing pipeline programs designed to enhance educational opportunities in STEAM disciplines.
The Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM)’s Office for Educational Outreach and Health Careers MSM S.T.E.A.M. Academy immerses elementary and middle school students into the exciting world of STEAM* and health professions. A student’s interest in science and health careers must begin at the earlier stages of their academic development. In the MSM S.T.E.A.M. program, children will be engaged in activities designed to capture their imaginations and increase their love of STEAM while helping to improve critical thinking/problem-solving skills and creativity. Students are involved in challenging hands-on interactive exercises that are designed to make learning science and math fun! Curricular activities will involve all areas of STEAM, including the arts, in an integrated program of study.
*Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics
The Academy offers Fall, Spring and Summer programs:
Fall and Spring Programs
The fall and spring programming engages students in grades 4-8. Programs are offered for six Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Each session offers an exciting learning experience for students in anatomy and basic science laboratory settings assisted by MSM faculty, medical students and graduate students. Every session is different, so continued participation is encouraged!
Fall 2016: Every Other Saturday, beginning September 10th 2016! (9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19 (subject to change)
Fall 2016 will be a focus on the breakdown of each aspect of S.T.E.A.M and its fundamental link to the study of human health and medicine. The first Saturday will focus the Sciences, followed by Technology, Engineering, The Arts and Math respectively. The last Saturday will close with a focus of the culmination of these subjects as they relate to the everyday practices in Health careers. Register now to reserve your slot!!
Spring 2017 Schedule: Every Saturday, beginning February 25th 2017! (2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1)
Spring 2017 all about Pumping It Up! While all of our programs incorporate STEAM, there was a special focus on the "Science" and all that it incorporates. Students will learn about innovative technologies in science and medicine and pump up our iron fists with a focus on the human bosdy and its muscles! Stay tuned as we link STEAM to medicine, and health professions/STEM careers.
Fall Session Applications Open: July 1st and close August 15th.
Spring Session Applications Open: December 1st and close January 15th.
**Please note all materials (application and supplemental) must be received by the application closing date by 5:00 PM**
The fee for the 2016 fall and the 2017 spring programs is $300 per semester. There will be a 10% discount given to siblings and returning participants. All fees must be paid prior to the start of the program.
Students are recruited to the program following completion of the third grade and
may continue through the eighth grade. In order to be considered for participation,
all students are evaluated and must complete an application. Evaluations are guided by the following criteria.
Regular school attendance
Aptitude and interest in science
Students must be candidates for promotion
Two recommendation letters, one from a science teacher and one from a school counselor
Students are required to meet or exceed grade level requirements
The 2017 Summer Program will engage students who are in rising 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th grades.
The summer program is a four-week program (beginning June 5 and ending June 30) from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The program offers robotics, anatomy, engineering, field trips and guest STEAM visitors*. Health, mathematics, and other aspects of STEAM are integrated into all curricular activities. The summer academy is an exciting learning experience for students in a small group learning environment. The summer academy will culminate with student presentations of science projects developed throughout the four weeks. Projects will be presented to students’ families, faculty and staff of MSM on the main campus.
The summer program curriculum consists of thematic programming, ranging from engineering/technology, food science, and health and healthy bodies, to scientific inquiry. The curricular activities are reflective of the theme. Students are engaged in inquiry–based activities that reinforce the curriculum taught during the morning classes, and make the content relevant to everyday life.
*The following are examples of previous STEAM visitors: IBM, Ga Power, and the Ga State Bio Bus
Summer Session Applications are open February 1st . **Applications will remain open until April 14th**
**Please note all materials (application and supplemental) must be received by the application closing date by 5:00 p.m.**
The fee for the summer program is $800 (includes t-shirt and meals) and is due after acceptance into the program, but no later than 2 weeks prior to the start of the program. There will be a 10% discount given for siblings and returning participants.
A non-refundable deposit of $150 is due by May 15th (please note only cashier’s checks or money orders are accepted).
To be considered for participation in the MSM S.T.E.A.M. Academy program, all students must complete an application. Students are evaluated on criteria described for the fall and spring programs.
Stephanie Mathurin, Program Coordinator
Office for Educational Outreach and Health Careers
Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Dr., SW
Atlanta, GA 30310
Office: (404) 756-5024