Middle School Academy


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ANSEP has partnered with the ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camp (EMBHSSC) to provide activities, experiments, projects, and field experiences for students entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grade in the fall after camp.

The Middle School Academy promotes science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) education and supports historically underserved and underrepresented students with limited opportunities. Students attend the camp free of charge. Students currently in grade 5, 6, or 7 who have an interest in science and mathematics and at least a “B” average in science and mathematics are eligible.

The EMBHSSC is a two-week, academic, residential camp that emphasizes increasing students’ mathematics and science skills while introducing them to college life and stimulating their interest in science and engineering as a potential career path.

Each day, students will attend classes that include problem solving, research and communication skills incorporated with biology, chemistry, physics, environmental sciences, earth sciences, engineering and design concepts, and field excursions. STEM professionals and university faculty will teach the classes.

The camp will be held on the University of Alaska (UAA) campus at 3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508. Students will be housed in the dorms on the university campus.

*Note:  Accepted applicants are responsible for their own transportation costs/arrangements to and from camp. 

WHEN: July 2015 - exact dates to be announced Spring 2015.


WHERE: University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) - All students are required to stay on campus. NO EXCEPTIONS.

WHO: Directed towards underrepresented/underserved students who will be entering 6th, 7th, or 8th grades the fall after camp. Any students of the same age, who show interest in science or math, are encouraged to apply.

INFO: For more information please contact Josephine Edwards-Vollertsen by email: josephinem@uaa.alaska.edu or by phone: (907) 786-1866.

Application Process

If you’d like to automatically receive the application for our 2015 summer Middle School Academy please sign-up below. The application will be released in the Spring of 2015. 

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