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STEM Field Experiences

The Center for STEM Education (i2STEMed) provides a unique opportunity for middle and high school students to learn and interact in STEM labs on the campuses of Georgia Southern University. STEM Field Experiences are one-day opportunities where students work side by side with the University’s world class faculty and students.

These customized experiences allow visiting students to tour and participate in up to four lab spaces as well as dine in the University’s impressive dining halls. Each lab activity is scheduled for approximately 50 minutes per group, and students rotate through varying labs to keep groups small and interactive. 

How it works

Small groups of students (approximately 10) accompanied by a parent or teacher are escorted around campus to a variety of labs. Multiple small groups of students can be accommodated from a school. Each group may or may not go to exactly the same labs as every other student (depending on the faculty lab schedule). In each lab, participating students will have a brief safety overview and then participate in a lab task that mimics (or is a part of) current faculty research. This gives students the experience of working side-by-side with University researchers doing relevant, hands-on activities.

Cost: For $35 per student, the STEM Field Experience fee includes lunch in the Dining Commons as well as covers the costs associated with the hands-on activities. 

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“The STEM experience exposed our Atlanta Public schools gifted middle grades students to STEM college and career opportunities. More specifically, it supported STEM career engagement, encouraged Georgia’s best and brightest students to pursue in-state college opportunities, and exposed our students to STEM industry standards and best practices through practical application models. Without this experience/partnership, some of our students might never have the opportunity to see or visit a college campus before having to make the decision to actually go to college. Because so many gifted children are visual learners, it is important to us that they have a chance to ‘see’ with all their senses what college is.”

Mona Haygood, Office of Gifted and Talented Education, Atlanta Public Schools

Last updated: 7/18/2023