Accelerated STEM Academy

Session 1: June 21 – 26, 2020 (Residential)

Session 2: July 5 – 10, 2020 (Residential)

Session 3: July 19 – 24, 2020 (Commuter & Residential)

What is STEM?


Spend your summer alongside the next generation of innovators at Duke University’s Accelerated STEM Academy and engage with some of the world’s top researchers.  During this one-week program, you will explore Duke’s state-of-the-art laboratories, learn about trailblazing research, and experience the life of an élite researcher. Students currently in grades 9 – 12 are eligible to apply to this prestigious program.  Enroll in this program and take what may be a powerful first step in a lifelong pursuit of innovation.

Are you interested in the Accelerated STEM Academy, but would like to deepen your Duke experience and focus upon a single topic for three additional weeks?  You can do that by also applying to our Summer Academy and exploring in-depth one of seven topics that will prepare you for global citizenship in an ever-changing tomorrow.

Why choose Duke’s Accelerated STEM Academy?
  • Explore Duke University’s pioneering research facilities.
  • Learn from world-renowned Duke faculty.
  • Live in a residence hall on Duke’s main campus and enjoy an authentic college experience.
  • Immerse yourself in an unparalleled residential program and make friends from around the world.

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