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When it comes to remedying challenges regarding the environment, cybersecurity, and health care, America is in desperate need of more STEM-educated professionals. The Tulane Summer Enrichment Institute in STEM is designed to inspire the future generation to pursue careers and academic disciplines within STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) to help tackle some of the biggest challenges facing our world. Our classes and faculty will nurture curiosity, incubate ideas, and provide students with an experience that will help take their college applications to the next level.


  • Hands-on courses in science and engineering
  • Learn from talented faculty in the heart of New Orleans
  • Explore potential careers in STEM
  • Receive college credit or participate in an enrichment experience to build your resume for college
  • Flexible start and end dates—ideal for busy families

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Reasons to Choose the Tulane STEM School Program

The Tulane Summer Enrichment Institute (TSEI) offers multiple tracks: multiple middle and high school enrichment courses developed with Tulane faculty and taught by highly qualified teachers and graduate students for students in grades six through 11. The courses are tailored to the needs of middle and high school students to explain complex concepts in a practical, understandable way.

The program focuses on an array of disciplines, such as environmental science, computer science, robotics, ecology, engineering, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, and physics, among others. Students have access to Tulane facilities, where they will conduct lab work and execute projects.

Participants can choose to live in the residence halls for the full college experience or commute and have the flexibility of living at home. The residential students will be supervised by staff throughout the duration of the program and will also have the benefit of a variety of evening activities.


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Students at work in the Organic Chemistry Lab
An array of courses

Parents and students can choose the summer camp curriculum on the basis of individual preferences. Some of the most intriguing possibilities in 2017 include Using Lego Robots to Change How We Find, Use, and Dispose of Water; Use Coding to Build Your Own Jazz Band; Prosthetic Limbs: The Future is Within Your Grip; Will we Fall into the Sea? – The Case of the Disappearing City and Goodbye Diesel and Gasoline, Hello Alternative Energy Sources

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Scenes from a "truss-busting" competition held in Tulane's MakerSpace between students enrolled in the Statics class, a course required for all first-year students majoring in biomedical engineering and engineering physics at Tulane
Practical Education

Every single course comes with a practical component. The Lego course mentioned previously, for example, will have students building a Lego robot for the purpose of testing innovative water waste reduction solutions.

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Participants in the Neuroscience Summer Research Program, both undergraduate students presented their research projects in the Lavin-Bernick Center

Students have flexibility when it comes to choosing the courses that they want to take, the time frame and the payment option. Tulane provides financial assistance opportunities for talented kids and families in need.

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A girl stands in one of the Tulane Science Facilities lab holding necessary instruments to what she's researching.
Access to the Tulane facilities

The School of Science and Engineering has a number of modern facilities that students will be given access to. These include the center for energy and biotechnology, the science and engineering lab complex, center for anatomical and movement science, the satellite psychology labs and the coastal science and engineering center among others.

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The STEM Programs Were Created with the Following Learning Outcomes in Mind:

  • Problem-based learning to provide students with authentic 21st-century learning
  • Learn to design, create, and test solutions to real-world problems and/or challenges
  • Alignment with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
  • Foster interest in engineering and science through authentic learning experiences
  • Showcase the ways researchers (engineers and scientists) at Tulane are advancing technology, conservation efforts, and more
  • Scaffolded curriculum enables students to build upon their knowledge and skills as they advance from middle school to high school

The Tulane Advantage

Tulane university was founded in 1834, and ever since, it’s been an important and active member of the New Orleans community. Today, Tulane is the largest private employer in New Orleans and a regional magnet for innovation.

Today, Tulane has nine schools and one college. The school is a member of the Association of American Universities and is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Tulane is an important employer and an active member of the New Orleans community. The connections established through the years give participants in the summer camp a better idea about how scientific solutions can affect nearly every aspect of life.