NKU's CINSAM Presents STEM Summer Programs for Students

CINSAM Summer Camp

June 4, 2019— Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics (CINSAM) invites students to immerse themselves in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education through its summer camps and academies.

CINSAM’s Ashland Summer Program is divided into two age groups, camps for kindergarten through eighth graders and summer academies for high school students. The programs run from June through July. 

CINSAM collaborates with the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Education and Human Services and the College of Informatics to cover a range of STEM subjects that are taught by NKU faculty and staff. This year’s lineup includes a robotics camps and studying at the Cincinnati Zoo. Academies offer students the chance to conduct experiments on brain behavior and dive into cybersecurity issues in the College of Informatics’ JRG Cybersecurity Lab. 

“Our camps challenge students’ critical thinking skills and help them develop their passions in the STEM disciplines,” said Dr. Madhura Kulkarni, CINSAM Director. “We enjoy offering these programs for students to creatively explore STEM and are excited to get started this summer.”

Fees remain low thanks to Ashland’s sponsorship. Scholarships are available for students who meet the requirements for the "Free & Reduced Meal" programs in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. Parents can apply for a scholarship on the registration form.

CINSAM Summer camp

The 2019 CINSAM Summer Camps and Academies include:

Summer Camps (K-8th Grade)

  • Monkeying Around, June 10-14
  • Astronomy Camp, June 10-14
  • Cybersecurity is for Everyone, June 17-21
  • Save the Penguins, June 24-28
  • Lego EV3 Robots Animal Allies, June 24-28
  • Rock-it with Rockets, July 8-12*
  • Elementary Engineers, July 15-19*
  • LEGO WeDo 2.0 Robotics- Journey Through the Solar System, July 29 - Aug 2

*Camp is at capacity and no longer available.

Summer Academies (High School)

  • NKU BRAIN Neuroscience Academy, June 10-14
  • Engineering & Technology: Design and Build Academy, June 17-21
  • Computer Science Academy, June 24-28
  • Chemical Synthesis and Reactions in Pharmaceuticals, June 24-28


Visit CINSAM’s Summer Camp and Summer Academy websites to register and for more information.

About CINSAM: Northern Kentucky University’s Center for Integrative Natural Science and Mathematics (CINSAM) was established in 2000. CINSAM is dedicated to promoting enthusiasm, excellence and equity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics education at preschool through undergraduate levels and around our region.

About NKU: Founded in 1968, we are a growing metropolitan university of more than 14,000 students served by more than 2,000 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. Located in the quiet suburb of Highland Heights, Kentucky—just seven miles southeast of Cincinnati—we have become a leader in Greater Cincinnati and Kentucky by providing a private school education for a fraction of the cost. While we are one of the fastest growing universities in Kentucky, our professors still know our students' names. For more information, visit nku.edu.