Applications are now being accepted for Students Discover Academy, a collaboration of Knightdale and East Wake High Schools to show students the opportunities that STEM careers can offer.

Rising ninth-graders in Wake County can attend the summer mentoring program to receive exclusive mentoring and work on STEM projects. The summer portion of the program is a three-week workshop from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. July 12-29 to work with hands-on STEM projects. During the school year, the same students will attend colleges and universities across the state over six Saturdays.

Laura Albrecht, senior administrator and grant coordinator for magnet and curriculum enhancement at East Wake High School recently told The News & Observer about the program.

“It gives the students a college experience early on in their high school career,” Albrecht said.

While the program offered 43 spots this past year, there will be 70 spots for students this summer. Interested students should apply by April 22.

Students Discover Academy is funded through a NSF grant courtesy of WCPSS, N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, Kenan Fellows Program, N.C. State University and The Science House.