STEM Career Exploration

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Opportunity Details

Career Explorations

Students entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade who have successfully completed the ANSEP Middle School Academy program are eligible for our Summer Career Explorations. This five-day, academic, residential program is organized to provide career exploration activities, experiments, projects, and field experiences to increase students’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers. Students attend free of charge.

There will be no on-campus or in-person middle school opportunities this spring or summer. This spring, middle school students currently in grades 6, 7 and 8 can register for ANSEP STEM Connect by visiting For this summer, our team is working to develop alternative opportunities that will also be hosted virtually. We understand these virtual engagements will not replace our traditional ANSEP experiences, but we hope to provide students with STEM opportunities regardless. We will be sharing information and how to get involved as they become available.

ANSEP will work directly with partners to discuss plans for future partnerships.

How to Apply


Only students who successfully completed a previous Middle School Academy and have yet to enter high school (students entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the fall ) are eligible to participate. Potential participants need to submit the following documents (please include all documents together in one packet):

  • Application form
  • Final grades for the past 2 years
  • Most recent standardized test scores in Math
  • 500-word essay written by the student explaining what you learned at the ANSEP Middle School Academy and why you want to continue participating with ANSEP

Summer STEM Career Exploration Application – Unavailable at this time.




Mailing Address: ANSEP STEM Career Explorations
3211 Providence Drive, ANSEP Academy
Anchorage, AK 99508


Summer Career Explorations

Who is eligible to apply?
Past Middle School Academy participants who have yet to enter high school (students entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the fall). Students should have an interest in science and math, at least a B average in science and mathematics courses, a passing score on the state’s standardized science and mathematics tests, and be on-track for successful completion of Algebra 1 before entering high school.

What if my application is incomplete?
If your application is incomplete you will not be considered for admissions. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is complete before submitting. We will not notify students of incomplete applications.

How will I know if I am accepted?
All applicants will receive acceptance status notification via e-mail and regular mail approximately 3-5 weeks after the application deadline.

Once accepted, what additional information will I receive?
If you are accepted you will receive ample information regarding the schedule, what to bring to campus, rules and expectations, locations, and more.

If accepted, can I have visitors during the academy?
Visitors of any kind are not allowed during the academy. Family and friends may attend Family Night and the closing ceremony, if scheduled, that occurs on the last day of the program (exact dates provided upon acceptance).

If accepted, can I go home in the evenings?
Accepted students participate all day and every day during the academy. Living in the university dorms is part of the experience and is required. Check-outs are not allowed.

Can I do both Acceleration Academy and STEM Career Explorations?
Incoming 9th graders (that have successfully complete the Middle School Academy experience) will have the opportunity to apply to both STEM Career Explorations and Acceleration Academy. If accepted to both, students will need to choose which program to participate in as the dates conflict and participating in both academies is not an option.

Contact Info


ANSEP Middle School Academy
Phone: (907) 786-0905 or

Attn: ANSEP Middle School Academy
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, ANSEP Academy
Anchorage, AK  99508