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STEM Centers of Academic Excellence

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THF's STEM Centers of Academic Excellence™ (STEM-CAE) are educational institutions that host THF programs. The mission of STEM-CAE is to identify and/or assist colleges, universities, schools, informal science institutions, youth-based organizations and faith-based institutions with programs designed to enhance the academic success of youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through STEM-based activities, experiences and events conducted in a variety of locations.The Centers will offer project-based inquiry learning experiences designed to engage learners in the knowledge, understanding and application of STEM concepts and principles.

Programs include:

  • Residential Summer Academies
  • Non-residential Summer Academies
  • Leadership Academies
  • After School Programs
  • Academic Challenges
  • Virtual Science Camps

STEM-CAE programs will provide students the opportunity to:

  • Enhance their proficiency in mathematics
  • Enhance their proficiency in science
  • Engage in STEM-based activities designed to increase students' academic success

Students will also:

  • Be exposed to role models and Introduced to careers in STEM
  • Learn college and career readiness information
  • Investigate real world issues through field trips and field excursions

Emphasis will be placed on:

  • Project-based, hands-on, inquiry-based activities
  • Communication, critical thinking and problem solving
  • Creativity, innovation, and collaboration

THF programs will provide opportunities for students to:

  • Learn valuable life skills
  • Make new friends
  • Discover new interests
Contact Us

Telephone: +1 713.877.9276
Toll Free: 877.595.6141

Mailing Address

The Harris Institute / Foundation
P.O. Box 130648
Houston, TX 77219, USA