Great program! My daughter has participated the last two years and it has been fun and educational and a confidence booster that provided a fresh perspective for a highly intelligent young girl that is looking to herself and her place in society. I am so appreciative of this experience
Amazing Program! My daughter enjoyed everything about Curiosity Academy. She learned so much and met amazing people. Definitely an experience that will be cherished!
It’s about my daughter learning a sense of community with other females. . . I found a program that embodies that
Her grades and confidence have improved greatly
Great STEM learning in a multitude of career fields and best of all FUN! Staff is AWESOME and locations are interesting.
When I think about participating in Curiosity Academy, I get really excited and can’t wait to go next Monday
When I think about participating in Curiosity Academy, I think about learning more that will benefit me in my school science class as well as my everyday life
Curiosity Academy really expanded my knowledge of science. I learned a lot more about plants, fossils, robotics, and so much more… Because of it, I learned a lot before it was even discussed at school, which helped me understand the topic a lot more.
She has been exposed to so many unique, new experiences, skills, and friends through Curiosity Academy that make her a more well rounded and confident individual. Real world experiences outside of her normal routine that are hard to come by.
Now Accepting Applications for the Winter-Spring 2019 Program!!!!
Applications will be accepted through February 14th
What is Curiosity Academy?
Curiosity Academy is an after school club for middle school students, regardless of gender identity, interested in learning about working in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It is a way for like-minded participants to get together to learn about how scientists collaborate and what it is really like to problem solve while completing exciting and fun interactive STEM activities. Curiosity Academy participants meet on Mondays from 5-7pm to problem solve, complete exciting and fun interactive activities, and learn about how scientists collaborate. Activities range from rocketry and catapults, to synthesizing chemicals and identifying wildlife. In addition, you will meet numerous professionals to learn more about what their careers are like. Curiosity Academy is a collaborative effort and community program. Designed by directors from the University of Michigan-Flint, Kettering University, and Longway Planetarium, the program offers a diverse set of opportunities, resources, and backgrounds to enhance your experience in the program.
- Improve scientific literacy of participants through a variety of engaging and authentic STEM activities and experiences beyond those of a traditional classroom
- Demonstrate the importance of understanding STEM in making good decisions as a citizen
- Provide a safe learning environment that is free from judgement and the pressure of grades and testing
- Provide an opportunity for participants to work in teams with others who share their interests
- Demonstrate that scientists come from a variety of backgrounds and work collaboratively by exposing the participants to a variety of STEM professionals who will share their professional experiences
Activities and BenefitsTake part in a variety of hands-on workshopsExperience campus life at local colleges in a safe environment
Interact with STEM professionals and explore what careers most interests you
Make lasting friendships as you meet participants with similar interests from around Genesee County
Explore STEM in a relaxed and fun environment without the pressure of grades or standardized tests