In accordance with university guidance on COVID-19 and the decision from the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, all summer academies are delayed until summer of 2021.


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

Dates:  July 12 – 17, 2020

Location: OU Norman Campus

Tuition:  There is no cost for accepted students

Geology Summer Academy

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, 9th, and 10th graders a rich experience in human’s interactions with geologic processes (rock cycle, water cycle and carbon cycle) including energy, 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.

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.