To help students prepare to be part of the 21st-century workforce, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory has created the APL STEM Academy to:
The STEM Academy is a multiyear program offering a series of STEM preparation courses taught by professional APL staff. Students in the program, called cadets, will get to experience what working on real-world STEM projects is like.
Courses are offered in fall (September–December), spring (February–May), and summer (July–August).
STEM Academy courses require a $49-per-course commitment fee. Collected fees will be used for scholarships given out by the APL STEM Program Management Office. Financial assistance is available.
Students are equipped with the tools needed to analyze, design, and troubleshoot solutions to real-world problems.
Students learn sound reasoning and analytical thinking; how to use knowledge, facts, and data to solve workplace problems.
Students will master how to articulate their thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively; public speaking and presentation skills; and the ability to write and edit work-related materials clearly and effectively.
Students will cultivate skills to help them improve their ability to explore available career options, make a positive impression on potential employers, and land the job they want.