Thank you to duke energy for providing a grant for our TSI STEM Institute: a weeklong summer camp for high school students. Through duke energy’s generosity and financial support, thomas more university can offer scholarships to ALL qualified camp applicants!

Summer camp dates: Sunday, July 11, 2021 – Friday, July 16, 2021


Apply to the TSI STEM Institute Summer Camp

Deadline to register for STEM Camp is April 2, 2021.

If you have any questions please contact the STEM Outreach Coordinator, Tess Mulrey.

If you are currently a high school freshman, sophomore or junior interested in exploring the STEM disciplines (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), then Thomas More’s Summer Institute could be the experience of a lifetime. For five days and five nights this July, you will live at the Field Station, work alongside university professors and participate in hands-on projects out in the field, on the Ohio River, at the Biology Field Station, at the Observatory and in the classrooms and science labs at Thomas More.

The Institute is a unique opportunity for students to interact with college students and professors while spending the week learning STEM and conducting research. The up-close and personal interactions give participants a real sense of life as a college student and S.T.E.M. major. Up to 20 promising students are accepted into the Summer Institute this year, so apply now to reserve your spot.

What You’ll Do During The STEM Institute

  • Work with faculty and students from Thomas More’s STEM and Education Departments
  • Participate in hands-on research projects
  • Assess the health of the Ohio River ecosystem
  • Measure water quality by testing chemical parameters
  • Observe and photograph celestial objects at the Thomas More Observatory
  • Learn mathematical techniques for analyzing digital images taken at the observatory
  • Investigate mathematical applications and techniques
  • Make design choices to engineer a bridge
  • Explore the physics of disorder
  • Present your research project at the closing symposium
  • Explore ecological interactions in forests


What you’ll gain from the experience

  • A real sense of college life
  • A stronger STEM background
  • A better understanding of STEM topics in the real world
  • Contacts with Thomas More faculty and college students
  • Friendships with other high school students interested in the STEM areas
  • A lot of great memories

What the STEM Institute includes

The cost of the STEM Summer Institute is $500. Financial assistance is available for those in need. Qualified students are eligible for a half or full scholarship to attend the camp ($250-$500 value).

  • On-campus housing and meals
  • Classroom instruction with Thomas More faculty and undergraduate students from Thomas More University
  • Laboratory activities at campus laboratories, the Biology Field Station and the BB&T Observatory


How you’ll spend each day

8:00 a.m.Breakfast
9:00 a.m.Morning activities
NoonLunch break
1:00 p.m.Afternoon activities
4:30 p.m.Break
5:30 p.m.Dinner
7:00 p.m.Evening activities


Are You Eligible To Participate?

If you will be current high school freshman, sophomore or junior in the Fall of 2018 and are in good academic standing, with at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0 scale, then you are eligible.

The deadline to apply for STEM Summer Camp is April 2.

You will be notified no later than April 15, 2021, whether you have been accepted to attend the Institute. If you have any questions, please contact Tess Mulrey at mulreyt@thomasmore.edu or call 513-708-7620.