The Naval Academy’s summer Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program is an overnight academic camp designed for rising 8th-11th-grade students in good academic standing who are interested in math and science. Approximately 375 students from around the U.S. have been selected to participate in this summer’s STEM program.

Among them will be Jonathan Clapp, a student at Belfast Area High School.

The STEM program gives students the opportunity to experience real-life applications of math and science principles through hands-on, practical learning. Students will learn from distinguished Naval Academy professors in world-class laboratory facilities that provide a unique learning environment outside the traditional classroom. The Academy’s current students, known as Midshipmen, help run the summer STEM Program and act as counselors and tutors to students.

For more information about the summer STEM Program and the application process, visit usna.edu/admissions or call 410- 293-4361.