What is Summer STEM at UMBC?
Summer STEM at UMBC is dedicated to promoting academic success in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and reduced time to degree by providing a regular schedule of high-quality, introductory courses in summer session.
Complete the course STEM requirements over two summers, and take the courses you need to stay on track for the fall. Since most courses are transferable, visiting students from other institutions can also earn credits at UMBC toward their degree. Smaller classes, active learning, and dedicated faculty contribute to the Summer STEM experience.
Outside of class, Summer STEM at UMBC offers academic support as well as complementary summer activities to encourage student success in interdisciplinary collaboration.
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- Who can participant in Summer STEM at UMBC?
- Why should I participate in Summer STEM at UMBC?
- What is the application process for Summer STEM at UMBC?
- What courses are offered during Summer STEM at UMBC?
- How do I order transcripts for the courses taken during Summer STEM at UMBC?
- What activities are offered as part of Summer STEM at UMBC?
- Why UMBC?
- When did Summer STEM at UMBC start?
- What is the speed of light?
- What is the largest known prime number?
Any student enrolled in a STEM course during the summer session is automatically part of Summer STEM at UMBC.
Any student or student researcher on campus during the summer can participate in Summer STEM events and activities.
Summer STEM at UMBC is focused on student academic success. Summer courses provide students the opportunity to stay on track, catch up, or get ahead with course work. Summer is a great time to keep concepts fresh in your mind and allow you to focus your efforts on one academic topic. In addition, classes are smaller and additional support is available for many courses.
UMBC students do not need to apply, simply register for summer courses. Students who are interested in taking a summer course for academic credit but are not currently enrolled at UMBC need to follow the information provided for Visiting Students on the UMBC Summer Session Site.
Courses are offered in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Engineering, Computer Science, Geography, Information Systems, Mathematics, and Statistics.
Check out the "Course Information" page for details about specific course offerings.
To order transcripts follow the information provided by the UMBC Registrar's Office
Outside of class there are opportunities for tutoring, supplemental instruction, and peer-assisted learning to help you succeed during the condensed summer sessions as well as workshops and events. For more details view the special events page.
UMBC has earned a reputation for its innovative culture, commitment to undergraduate research and excellence in STEM education. At UMBC, we help prepare the next generation of scientists, engineers, mathematicians and health professionals to excel in their chosen fields.
Experience Summer STEM at UMBC and you'll see why we've been named "one of America's most innovative colleges" by U.S. News and World Report for five years running.
Summer STEM at UMBC began in 2013. It is a collaborate effort between the College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences with its Departments of Biological Sciences, Chemistry & Biochemistry, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics, and the Office of Summer, Winter & Special Programs.
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In case you were wondering, is it 299792485 m/s.
There is no such thing as the absolute largest prime number, but mathematicians and hobbyist keep searching for the next largest prime number. Discovered in 2013, at 17425170 digits long, 257885161 - 1 is the largest known prime number.