Anna Vojvoda, a sixth-grader at Charlotte Wood Middle School in Danville, has been invited to participate in the U.S. Naval Academy's Summer STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Program. It is an overnight academic camp designed for students entering seventh-ninth grades who are in good academic standing and have an interest in math and science. Approximately 200 were invited to participate.
The program gives students the opportunity to experience real-life applications of math and science principles through hands-on practical learning. Students will learn from distinguished Naval Academy professors in world-class lab facilities that provide a unique learning environment outside the traditional classroom. The Academy's current students, known as midshipmen, help run the Summer STEM Program and act as camp counselors and tutors to students.
The camp and travel to Annapolis is covered by the U.S. Naval Academy.