Intensive STEM Academy

Intensive STEM Academy

July 8 – 13, 2018

What is STEM?


Spend your summer alongside the next generation of innovators at Duke University’s Intensive 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 Intensive STEM Academy, but would like to deepen your Duke experience and focus upon a single topic for three additional weeks?  You can do that if you also apply to our Summer Academy and explore in-depth one of four topics that will prepare you for global citizenship in an ever-changing tomorrow.*

Why choose Duke’s Intensive 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 or contact us at

*Participants in the Intensive STEM Academy will be able to enroll in any Summer Academy course other than the Global Researcher.