Accelerated STEM Academy

Session 1: June 16 – 21, 2019 (Residential)

Session 2: June 23 – 28, 2019 (Residential)

Session 3: July 7 – 12, 2019 (Residential)

Session 4: July 22 – 26, 2019 (Commuter)

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.

For more information, please consult our Participant Guide for Success (coming soon) or contact us at