USNA's STEM Program

Discussion in 'Naval Academy - USNA' started by IronEagle7, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. IronEagle7

    IronEagle7 5-Year Member

    Oct 30, 2010
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    I am a Sophomore currently and am wondering does USNA use STEM as purely a recruitment camp or does it have some effects on an application to the academy like the Summer Seminar would?
  2. navy2016

    navy2016 5-Year Member

    Dec 30, 2009
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    Between the two answers you listed, I guess it was a recruitment camp because of the following reasons:

    A. STEM is not as highly advertised as NASS.
    B. STEM was more based on academics and interest towards math/science.
    C. It was a chance for younger students to visit/stay at USNA for a week.
    D. Unlike NASS, I am pretty sure you were not evaluated on your performance.
    (these are all inferences based on my experience last summer)

    There were a few people I met that seemed unmotivated about applying. Yet again, there is at least 2 people I met last summer that have been accepted to NASS already.

    120 were selected from about 1000 (a lot less than the number of people that apply to NASS).
    I guess by going to STEM, USNA notices that you had an early interest in USNA.
  3. Republic_Commando

    Republic_Commando 5-Year Member

    Nov 24, 2009
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    I went to STEM in 2010 as the same age you were and had a blast. I think you might even get to see the SS kids as it does overlap
  4. greeneagle5

    greeneagle5 5-Year Member

    Dec 5, 2007
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    DD filled out the STEM appl. will give her an interesting and motivating Summer week with other HS juniors (if she is accepted :thumb:)....her big brother will be a 1/C and on the yard moving back into Bancroft that last day of STEM camp preparing to "meet & greet" :shake:the new Plebes on I-Day the following week....he'll get a real kick out of seeing his little sis at USNA.

    :director:..GO NAVY !!!

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