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STEM Centers of Academic Excellence

STEM Centers of Academic Excellence™

THF’s STEM Centers of Academic Excellence™ (STEM-CAE) are educational institutions that host THF programs.  The mission of STEM-CAE is to identify and/or assist colleges, universities, schools, informal science institutions, youth-based organizations and faith-based institutions with programs designed to enhance the academic success of youth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through STEM-based activities, experiences and events conducted in a variety of locations.The Centers will offer project-based inquiry learning experiences designed to engage learners in the knowledge, understanding and application of STEM concepts and principles.
Programs include:
      • Residential Summer Academies
      • Non-residential Summer Academies
      • Leadership Academies
      • After School Programs
      • Academic Challenges 
      • Virtual Science Camps

STEM-CAE programs will provide students the opportunity to:
      • Enhance their proficiency in mathematics
      • Enhance their proficiency in science 
      • Engage in STEM-based activities designed to increase students’ 
        academic success

Students will also:
      • Be exposed to role models and Introduced to careers in STEM
      • Learn college and career readiness information
      • Investigate real world issues through field trips and field excursions

Emphasis will be placed on:
      • Project-based, hands-on, inquiry-based activities
      • Communication, critical thinking and problem solving
      • Creativity, innovation, and collaboration 

THF programs will provide opportunities for students to:
      • Learn valuable life skills
      • Make new friends 
      • Discover new interests

For information on becoming a STEM-CAE, click here
     •  To download the Member Application, click here
     •  To download the Associate Application, click here 

If you have any further questions, please contact The Harris Foundation:
      The Harris Foundation
      Attn:  Pamela Jones, Executive Director
      1330 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 2550
      Houston, TX  77056
      (P) 713.877.1731 (F) 713.877.8669

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