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STEM Research Camp 2024

June  16-29, 2024

Southern Illinois University is excited to announce a new 4-week Summer Researchers Camp. A wide range of projects are available and campers submit their top choices when completing camp registration. Studies include whitel light solar flares, the US Supreme Court, Mississippi River Wetlands, algea, white-tailed deer and more.

Campers will delve itheir research project, getting a hands-on experience during thier stay.  The camp culminates with presenting their findings through an academic poster.  


Week 1 (40 hours), Remote: Students work under the guidance of their respective research professor to complete a review of literature to gain the requisite background knowledge to participate in hands-on science during weeks 2 and 3. 

Weeks 2-3 (80 hours) - In Person at SIU Campus: Students work with their respective research professor to conduct hands-on data collection, analysis, and interpretation of results. Additionally, students will have a full schedule of extracurricular activities throughout their stay at SIU. 

Week 4 (40 hours) - Remote:  Students work under the guidance of their respective research professor to complete an academic poster to use as a visual aid to present and publish individual research findings. 


Camp Activities
Structured, supervised activities including activities from the STEM Education Research Center, College of Education and Human Services, College of Engineering, Theatre and art will be provided to all campers throughout their stay, as well as recreation and social engagement opportunities. Campers have the option to register for daytime attendence (commuter) or staying overnight (residential). 

Camp Details 

Program Date:  June 16-29, 2024

Cost: $1200 
Residential Camp June 16-29.  Remote the week prior to, and after the on campus stay.

What's Included?

  • Meals during the on campus stay
  • Most educational supplies and materials
  • Recreational activities

Program Check-in: SIU Campus, East Campus, Neely Hall 4pm on SundayJune 16

Program Times: Varies each day but generally 8am – 6pm

Program Location: SIU Carbondale Campus


For questions about the camp, please contact Dr. Daniel Brown at

For assistance with registration, please contact Rebecca Dycus at 


Cancellation Policy: Cancellations before May 31, 2024 will be refunded, less $35.