What is SEMAA?
The Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Aerospace Academy (SEMAA) is a national, innovative program designed to increase the participation and retention of historically underserved and underrepresented K-12 youth in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). In its inaugural year, the ASU SEMAA program has elected to focus on middle school students.
Who is eligible to participate?
All students in grades K-12 who have an interest in math and science would benefit from the activities offered by ASU NASA SEMAA. Because there are no admissions criteria, students are accepted on a first come, first served basis.
How much does the program cost?
The program is free to all SEMAA participants.
When will students be notified of acceptance into a session?
Students will be mailed an acceptance letter no later than two weeks prior to the start of a session.
When is the deadline to apply?
Application can be submitted year round; however, only those applications that are submitted three weeks prior to the start of a session will be considered.
What is the AEL?
The Aerospace Education Laboratory (AEL) is a state-of-the-art, computerized classroom that uses cutting-edge technologies to model real-world challenges in aviation, robotics and microgravity research. The lab is available to middle and upper school students as part of the SEMAA curriculum, or to the local school system and community organizations through outreach activities.
What types of activities are available?
The lab currently provides tours, workshops and professional development opportunities. For more details, please contact us.
How can I schedule an activity?
To participate in one of our outreach activities, call us to schedule an appointment.
Family Café FAQs:
What is the Family Café?
The Family Café is an interactive forum that provides educational and parenting information to adult caregivers and any other supportive, adult role models that are actively involved in the student's life. It provides access to local resources to help parents gain a better understanding and appreciation for what their kids are learning and supports dialog between families, local education officials and other community stakeholders.
When does it meet?
Parents/guardians assemble in the Family Café for throughout the academic year. For actual dates and times contact us.