Local student participates in Summer STEM program at U.S. Naval Academy

By on May 12, 2011

Phillip Cutsinger, a Kaneland High School student from Maple Park, will participate in the U.S. Naval Academy’s Summer STEM program.

The STEM program is an overnight academic camp designed for students, grades 8-11, who are in good academic standing and have an interest in math and science. Approximately 375 students from around the U.S. have been selected to participate in the program.

The STEM program gives students the opportunity to experience real-life applications of math and science principles through hands-on learning. Students will learn from distinguished Naval Academy professors in world-class lab facilities that provide a unique learning environment outside the traditional classroom. The academy’s current students, known as Midshipmen, help run the Summer STEM program and act as counselors and tutors to students.