The Adventures In Math and Science summer program experienced record enrollment in 2018. More than 1,200 middle school students attended the STEM-focused camp, which ran for three weeks in June.
“AIMS has become our most important recruiting tool in recent years,” said ASMS Interim President Dr. John Hoyle. “We have only been limited by our space capacity in the dorms, which shows there is a real appetite for science and math summer programming in Alabama.”
ASMS instructors spend a great deal of time developing innovative and engaging courses that appeal to middle-school-aged students. Here is a sampling of the 50 classes that were available last year: 3d Printing, Act Prep, Apps for Android Devices, Codes and Ciphers, Fun Forensics, Drones and Racecars, Geology of Minecraft, Labs of Doom, Mobile Bay: North America’s Amazon, Origami, Programming with Java and Python, Public Speaking, and Field Biology.
“Our teachers do an excellent job of offering a fun variety of classes,” says Camp Director Amber Day. “Often, parents help their children sign up for two academic-oriented classes and one purely fun class, like basketball training, tennis, or cross training.”
Interestingly, more than half of ASMS’s incoming students attended the camp, which provides an opportunity for prospective students to live on the campus and experience the school’s culture.
The application for AIMS 2019 will be available in December of 2018. The application will be online and can be accessed at www.asms.net.
Click here to visit the ASMS Flickr page to see photos from AIMS 2018.