STEM Camp for High School Students

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Camp
for high school students 

Monday, June 4 – Friday, June 8, 2018

Program Mission

The major mission of this one-week research camp is to expose current high school students to the various aspects of biomedical sciences and motivate them to consider careers in science. Understanding what is involved in medical research, how the research can make an impact in new discoveries that help cure diseases, or to understand the impact of bioengineering science where novel innovations and products are developed, can help the young mind to decide if this career is challenging enough for them to want to pursue it.

This all-day, week-long summer camp is offered through the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford and will consist of instruction, hands-on activities and demonstration of cutting-edge technologies used in medical research. Students should expect to be on campus from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

A maximum of 35 students will be eligible for this unique, invaluable experience. Students must be 16 years of age by May 1, 2018, to be considered for this program.

Key dates:

Application deadline:  April 5, 2018

Mail signed and completed application along with three (3) signed letters of reference. Recommendation letters from teachers should be in a sealed envelope with the teacher’s signature across the envelope seal.

STEM Camp Dates:  June 4 – 8, 2018

Both Thermo Fisher Scientific and the College of Medicine Rockford provide the ideal environments and opportunities for performing research in today’s exciting biotechnology and medical industries.

This is a free program.

Please complete the application, print, sign and return by mail to:

Janet Stull Snow

University of Illinois College of Medicine Rockford

Department of Biomedical Sciences, 1601 Parkview Avenue, Rockford, IL  61107

If you have questions regarding the program, please contact Janet Stull Snow at:

2018 STEM Camp Application Final

Students from the following high schools are eligible for this program:

Rockford East High School, Rockford

Rockford Guilford High School, Rockford

Rockford Iqra School, Rockford

Rockford Lutheran High School, Rockford

Stillman Valley High School, Stillman Valley

Thomas Jefferson High School, Rockford

South Beloit High School, South Beloit

Winnebago High School, Winnebago

If your school is not on this area list, please call Janet at (815) 395-5680. Chicago suburb schools are not eligible for these programs.  Thank you.

For more information, please contact Janet Stull Snow at