2022 Summer Math Academy Students

Five-day summer camp

Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21, 2024

Science Academy is an exciting five-day summer camp that equips students interested in science careers. The camp provides numerous hands-on activities in a university laboratory from a variety of scientific disciplines (molecular biology, human physiology, exercise science and forensic science), visits to numerous local science-related businesses (Rutherford Regional Medical Center, Cohesion Phenomics DNA lab and the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Forensics Division) as well as interactions with various university departments (physician assistant, exercise science, university police, and admissions). Students interested in pursuing a degree or career in science are encouraged to apply to this camp. 

A Typical Day at the Academy

  • 9 a.m. – Announcements
  • 9:10 a.m. – Biotechnology or Physiology Activities
  • 10:30 a.m. – Forensic Activity
  • 12:00 p.m. – Lunch
  • 1 p.m. – Cool Tour
  • 3 p.m. – Closing


This camp costs approximately $400 per student, but due to a generous grant from the Stonecutter Foundation, students only pay $50.

Student Applications

  • Students who are entering 9-12 grade and live in the Rutherford County area
  • Students interested in any science career
  • Space is limited to only 12 students


“It is an amazing experience for anyone who has interest in science. This program is incredibly educational and is a great opportunity to expand knowledge of the many possible careers in science.”
— Katie Beam 16'
“This camp gave me the opportunity to experience things that most other high school students are unable to. We were able to participate in activities that worked our minds and sparked our imagination.”
— Gabriella Day 16'
"The hands-on-activities were the most interesting science experiences I have ever had"
— Katelyn Sears 16'