Emerging & Converging Technology Academy

Venture into a world of technology careers, for grades 8-10.

Students will apply math and science skills while participating in hands-on lab exercises in several different programs offered at OSUIT. Participants will have the opportunity to go "on the job" with culinary arts, engineering technologies, visual communications, nursing, automotive, allied health sciences, heavy equipment, construction, and air conditioning/refrigeration students.  The academy is a residential academy, so students will experience college life living in a student dorm area. Students will arrive on campus on Sunday, July 19 and depart after lunch on Friday, July 24.  

By applying math and science skills to innovative technology projects, campers will gain insight into all of these fields through hands-on experiences. Collaborate with college students on real-life projects. You’ll learn first-hand how a college degree can help realize your career goals.

Application - Summer Academy July 19-24, 2020

Emerging and Converging Technology Academy Application

How to Apply for the Academy

Students must submit the following information:

  • A completed application postmarked no later than April 15, 2020.
  • An essay of 100 words or more on why you would like to attend the summer academy and how you think you will benefit if selected.
  • One letter of recommendation, which can be from a teacher, counselor, or administrator from your school, or community leader from your hometown.

All sections of the application must be complete to be considered. A screening committee will evaluate each application and make the final selections for the summer academy.

Please browse through all the programs we offer. In your essay include your top three program choices and why you are interested in those programs.