May 6, 2010
Elizabeth Blevins, Director, Office of Communications
Office: (740) 351-3810; FAX: (740) 351-3179; Cell: (740) 464-4854
940 Second Street – Portsmouth, Ohio 45662
Web site: www.shawnee.edu
Shawnee State University offers Southern Ohio Youth Regents
STEM and Foreign Language Academy
Shawnee State University along with the University of Rio
Grande and Ohio University Southern will be hosting The
Southern Ohio Youth Regents Science, Technology,
Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) and Foreign Language Academy
from Sunday, June 13 until Friday, July 2.
will be admitted based on a number of criteria including
grade level, GPA, teacher recommendation, essay and other
information provided through the application.
enroll in the program earn free college credits while still
in high school. Tuition is free and students will have the
opportunity to receive a dual high school and college credit
many opportunities out there for students who decide to go
into STEM education because there is a shortage of
teachers,” said Judy Meeker, project director, Southern Ohio
Youth Regents STEM and Foreign Language Academy. “We try to
expose them to opportunities in some of the STEM career
is for high school juniors and seniors. A total of thirty
students will be selected to enroll in this program.
Applicants must be an Ohio resident and entering the
eleventh or twelfth grade in the 2010-2011 school year.
Students must have a minimum of a 2.5 or higher GPA. The
STEM and Foreign Language Academy is not a gifted program
but students who are considered for the program must have
high potential and take their education seriously.
The 2010 STEM
Academy is funded in part by the Ohio Board of Regents and
each partner university. Because of the decrease in funding,
the 2010 STEM Academy will have a program fee of $150 to
assist with the cost of room and board during each of the
three weeks living on campus.
The STEM and
Foreign Language Academy college courses include general
chemistry, principles of statistics, and elementary Spanish.
is available to students whose family is experiencing
financial difficulty. Students can receive this aid by
submitting a financial aid fee waiver form and submitting it
with the other application materials.
completing the three-week residential experience, students
will continue their college coursework online using carious
Web-based technology. This part of the program will take
place from Friday July 2 through Thursday July 29. All STEM
and Foreign Language Academy students must have access to a
computer with high-speed internet connectivity during this
phase of the academy. On Friday July 30 students will return
to campus to complete their final exams.
for applications is May 24. Students will receive a
notification of admittance by May 31. For more information,
contact Judy Meeker at (740) 351-3411 or visit