FSU to Host NASA-Funded STEM Summer Camp for High School Students, Free for Participants

Date: May 06, 2024

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Fayetteville State University is hosting a residential science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) program for high school students June 17-28. This NASA-funded summer program offers a unique, immersive experience into STEM fields completely free for participants.

Trung Tran, Ph.D., associate professor of geospatial science at FSU, directs the Earth Science and Geospatial Science and Technology: Cutting-edge Technologies for Examining Climate Change (CTECC). With his direction, students will examine impacts of climate change and the cutting-edge technologies being developed to address it. 

“We are thrilled to offer this unique, immersive experience to area high school students interested in STEM fields for the second year,” Tran said. “Having the opportunity to work on NASA-related research directly connected to its Earth Observation missions and initiatives through the use of cutting-edge geospatial science and technology is truly transformative for our students.”

The CTECC program is a highly collaborative project with more than 15 STEM partners including NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA / North Carolina Space Grant, North Carolina State University, State Climate Office of North Carolina, NC State Center for Geospatial Analytics, Penn State University, Huck Institutes, Emerging Technology Institute (ETI), SpatialGIS, DowntownDC BID, and various schools/departments at Fayetteville State University.

Rising North Carolina 10th-12th grade students interested in STEM-related industries can apply to participate in the two-week summer camp. All housing, meal and field trip expenses are paid by the program. Students reside on campus Monday-Friday both weeks. Students completing the program curriculum receive a stipend from NASA. The final day to apply is May 20.

For more information or to complete CTECC application, visit https://www.uncfsu.edu/geospatial/nasapsi.

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