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ASU-BCS GEAR UP Summer Boot Camp


The ASU-Birmingham City Schools GEAR UP STEM Summer Boot Camp gives students the opportunity to connect classwork with engaging, hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in a 2-week residential experience on the beautiful campus of Alabama State University in Montgomery, AL.

The ASU – Bham City Schools GEAR UP STEM Summer Bootcamp is available for rising 10th (June 3-15) and rising 11th (June 17-29) grade students from the Birmingham area, providing exciting experiences that include forensic science, robotics and life/health sciences. Bootcampers also gain skills and knowledge in reading, writing, English and mathematics. Simultaneously, bootcampers increase their awareness of STEM areas with exposure to practical context with STEM themes.

The program accepts 60 campers for each of its 2 week sessions. For the culmination of the camp, bootcampers create group-based presentations to showcase their work. Each bootcamper’s presentation topic is crafted with specific skill sets in mind and will be based on a STEM discipline.


Eligible Students

Rising 10th grade or 11th grade student attending one of the following Birmingham City Schools are eligible for the ASU-Birmingham City Schools GEAR UP STEM Summer Boot Camp:

  • Carver High
  • Huffman High
  • Jackson Olin High
  • Parker High
  • Ramsay High
  • Wenonah High
  • Woodlawn High

Contact Information

Dr. Carl Pettis
Interim Associate Provost and Boot Camp Executive Director

Ms. Alice Zeigler McClain
Boot Camp Program Coordinator

How to Apply

Parents/Guardians of students attending eligible Birmingham City Schools (see list on this page) can apply online:

ASU/GEAR UP STEM Summer Camp Online Registration

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