Discover STEM

Important Note: (updated 4/09/2020)

Due to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic, Discover STEM has been cancelled for summer 2020.

On April 6, 2020, University of Minnesota President Joan Gabel suspended in-person instruction through the end of the summer term on all University campuses systemwide. Given the nature of Discover STEM, the College of Science and Engineering has extended President Gabel's decision to our program.

We are committed to providing a safe environment for our community, and we look forward to welcoming youth to campus again soon.

STEM summer day camps for students entering 11th or 12th grade

Wondering which careers in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) will allow you to discover your passions and assure you of an exciting job almost anywhere in the world? Join in a week-long summer day camp that offers a hands-on introduction to STEM opportunities.

One week that could change your life

During your week on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities campus, you will experience campus life, learn more about academic programs, and explore potential careers through activities such as: lab experiments, science and technology demonstrations, campus, residential life, and lab tours, as well as lectures and career panel discussions.

Each week of Discover STEM includes a unique schedule of activities. Weekly schedules will be made available to students on their first day of camp. Discover STEM is a non-residential day camp.


Thanks to the generosity of 3M and Polaris, we are able to offer Discover STEM to admitted students for only a $100 enrollment fee, and full scholarships are available upon request to admitted students demonstrating financial need. The enrollment fee will only be collected from students upon admittance into Discover STEM.

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