Students will receive academic enrichment, a taste of college life at FIU, and the opportunity to meet others with similar interests. They engage in daily classes in the areas of transportation engineering, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), computer technology such as coding, robotics, and recreational activities such as chess and sports and team building. Additionally, students go on field trips to both educational and recreational sites, and enjoy presentations by guest speakers working in the transportation and engineering industries.
The curriculum consists of interdisciplinary interactive classroom learning and hands-on activities that stimulate critical thinking skills and teamwork, improve social skills, build leadership capacity, and advance skills in applied mathematics, science and technology.
June 26 – July 28, 2017
8:30 A.M to 3:30 P.M.
Earliest Drop Off – 8:15 a.m.
Latest Pickup – 3:45 p.m.
After Care supervision will be provided and is available up to 5:30 p.m.
(July 4th is a holiday in observation of Independence Day)
The program takes place at the FIU Engineering Center is located on the corner of SW 107th Avenue and Flagler Street in Miami, Florida. The Engineering is 1.5 miles north of the main FIU Modesto Maidique campus and Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds.
- Provide an effective summer enrichment opportunity that uses rigorous instruction, team-work, hands-on activities and experiments to demonstrate the theories, principles, issues, challenges and applications inherent within the STEM disciplines.
- Increase student motivation, enthusiasm, confidence and knowledge to be able to pursue a higher education degree in one of the STEM fields and attain a corresponding professional career.
- Develop an attitude of advocacy among the participating students and their families so that they engage in STEM activities, clubs, programs and competitions, as well as pursue.
- Promote the participation of students in the summer academy that come from families of limited economic means, or from population groups that have been historically underserved and underrepresented in the STEM disciplines.