About STEAM Academy


Rowan University’s STEAM Academy features instruction and presentations by top faculty whose diverse curriculum better prepares students for college and career paths in one of the fastest growing segments of today’s economy. What makes Rowan University’s STEAM Academy unique is the pairing of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) with art, design, culture and humanities to provide an even more well-rounded experience.

The Academy

Open to students entering grades 9 through 12, the STEAM Academy combines academic excellence and engaging extracurricular activities with supportive guidance and supervision. With three distinct program options, the STEAM Academy offers high-achieving students the opportunity to experience college life while preparing them for their futures. Students will gain valuable insight and practical tools that will better equip them to achieve their personal, educational and career goals.

What to Expect

With a day-only program and two different residential programs, our three-week long STEAM Academy exposes high school students to college campus life while immersing them in STEAM-focused learning experiences and field trips. Residential students stay in supervised, on-campus housing, dine in Rowan’s cafeteria and at local restaurants, and enjoy our Recreation Center. Upon successful completion of the program, residential program students earn three transferable, college-level Rowan University credits.

Our Programs

Voyagers: A day program, freshmen participate in a STEAM Forensics course combining Science, Technology and Arts.

Navigation: A residential program, sophomores, juniors and seniors take STEAM-focused field trips and actively plan for their futures through immersive leadership training, career counseling, resume creation and PSAT/SAT preparation.

Pathways: This rigorous residential program features a research internship specifically focused on STEAM content that aligns with students’ preferences. Designed to help students grow academically and to create a more attractive college application, Pathways is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.


Dates: July 9 - July 28, 2017

Voyagers: $800 (includes tuition, two daily meals and instruction/materials)

Navigation: $3,950 (includes tuition, housing, meals, instruction/materials, activities and weekend field trips)

Pathways: $4,450 (includes tuition, housing, meals, instruction/materials, activities and weekend field trips)

Scholarships: Limited scholarships available.

Contact Information: Danielle Fischer, Coordinator | (856) 256-5241



  • Grade 9: GPA 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Grades 10-12: GPA 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale)

Students applying to this program must submit the following materials:

  • Application
  • Recommendation from teacher
  • Recommendation from school counselor
  • High school transcript
  • Brief autobiographical sketch (100–200 words, typed) that includes personal background and characteristics
  • Essay (200–250 words, typed) explaining interest in attending the STEAM Academy
  • Optional submission of standardized test scores (PSAT, SAT, ACT)

Application Deadline Extended

For details about the extended application deadline please fill out the form below.

Send completed applications (with all materials) to:

STEAM Academy
Rowan University, School of Earth & Environment
600 Whitney Ave.
Glassboro, NJ 08028


For additional information about the Rowan STEAM Academy, please complete this form. Ready to apply​?
(856) 256-5241

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