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For more information about this program, please contact:

Lily Martinez
Program Director


Available to: Rising 8th – 10th graders residing in Oklahoma

Dates:  June 25 – 30, 2023

Location: OU Norman Campus

Tuition:  There is no cost for accepted students


Earth Cycles: The Geology of Carbon, Water, and Life Academy

The Earth Cycles: The Geology of Carbon, Water, and Life Academy will afford rising 8th and 10th graders a rich experience in human’s interactions with geologic processes (rock cycle, water cycle and carbon cycle), including energy, and will provide critical connections among the STEAM fields and societal issues that they will likely face either in their future careers, or as citizens.

On Campus Experience

Students will live in the university residence halls, eat on campus and learn in university classrooms - giving students a real “feel” for college life. Summer camp counselors will be housed on the same dormitory floor to provide maximum assistance and supervision. Students will have class activities each day in classrooms and state of the art laboratories on the research campus at OU-Norman. Educational, recreational and team building activities will take place in the evenings to help students have a well-rounded experience.

Tuition and Costs

All expenses, including housing, 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.

Any questions, please feel free to reach out to Precollegiate Programs at

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-word student-written essay. Please see application packet for essay topic.

Download the Application