STEM Academy

A free, three-week summer program for STEM students

Jump start your STEM major this summer

STEM Academy is a free, three-week summer bridge program at Cal Lutheran that will give you a jump start in your science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) classes. Program Overview

Due to COVID-19 and for the saftey of all of our participants, the STEM Academy Staff at Cal Lutheran has decided to host this year's STEM Academy as a completely virtual experience. 

Applications for Summer 2021 are now open! Applications are due May 1st

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STEM Academy Information Sessions

If you would like to learn more about the STEM Academy and application process before applying, feel free to register for a "STEM Academy Info Session" for a casual discussion and Q&A with the STEM Academy Staff!

Upcoming Sessions
Session Date Session Time
Wednesday, April 14th 4:00 PM
Friday, April 16th 4:00 PM

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STEM Academy 2021
3 Weeks, Full-Time

July 12th - July 30th, 2021

No Cost
Free for Students

There is no cost to you to attend.

Live on Campus

On-campus housing and meals are included for all students.

Earn Course Credit

Studying with faculty from multiple disciplines, you'll earn 3-units that will count towards your degree or transfer to another school.

What You'll Do
  • Get hands-on experience that will help you be more confident in your courses and build the right study habits to succeed.
  • Earn 3 semester units of college credit.
  • Spend time in the lab exploring STEM subjects.
  • Meet your fellow STEM students and get to know life on campus.
  • Attend seminars and excursions to learn about STEM coursework, research, and careers.
  • Present your work to campus and the community.
  • Qualify for the STEM Scholar program and get access to paid research, internship, and peer mentoring opportunities.
Lia Ceja

Getting to have one on one relationships with professors is a gift, especially during the semester. If I had started school knowing some professors, bonding with new friends and being familiar with the campus, the beginning of freshman year would have been so much less stressful.

Lia Ceja '17
Biology major

Steven Ortez-Hernandez

Dr. Ramirez helped me plan out each of my four years here at Cal Lutheran, as well as what I should be doing every summer so that I can be productive and seen as a competitive candidate for medical school.

Steven Ortez-Hernandez '22
Biology major