Starship: Exploration

Available to: Rising 8th graders residing in Oklahoma

Due to funding changes, this camp will be a commuter camp for 2018.

Dates:  June 25 – 29, 2018 

Location:  OU Norman Campus

Tuition:  There is no cost for accepted students.  

Aviation Summer Academy

The OU Summer Academies provide students with hands-on experiences in Math, Science, Engineering, and Technology while exposing them to life on a college campus. The Summer Academies are funded by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.

The Starship: Exploration Academy offers a one-week program for students entering the 8th grade. The students selected to attend will experience the wonders of the universe through a series of hands-on learning opportunities. The combination of classroom instruction, field experiences, and flight time in Piper Warrior III aircrafts will offer students an experience that cannot be duplicated. Subject areas such as astronomy, physics, space exploration, aeronautics, and astronautics will be woven together to ignite the imagination and inspire each student to reach for the stars.

Tuition and Costs

All expenses, including meals, supplies, and books will be provided to each academy student. Travel expenses to and from the academy location and incidental personal expenditures are the responsibility of the academy student.

Application Process

Interested students must submit a typed or printed application that includes all of the following:

  1. Complete student application form 
  2. Two letters of recommendation 
  3. A 250-500 word student written essay. Please see application packet for essay topic.
  4. Application Deadline Extended – Applications must be postmarked by April 27, 2018

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