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SWOSU SAGE STEAM Summer Camp Accepting Applications

SAGE STEAM Summer CampSAGE STEAM Camp attendees in 2018 enjoy a visit to Devon Energy in Oklahoma City. Applications are being accepted for the 2019 camp with nominations being accepted through January 29.

Oklahoma students will have the opportunity to experience the SAGE STEAM Camp at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford for the second year during the 2019 summer. 

The Southwest Alliance for Girls’ Enrichment (SAGE) Committee members are looking for students from across the state who are currently in seventh grade and interested in exploring STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Humanities, and Mathematics).

According to Dr. Lisa Appeddu, who is camp director, the students do not have to be the top students in their grade; instead, the camp is geared toward students—especially females—who may have limited access to STEAM-related activities and may truly benefit from this experience.

Students will stay overnight in university residence halls during the week of camp, from June 9 to 15. They will participate in hands-on activities on the SWOSU campus, interact with role models from various fields, and travel to local destinations around western Oklahoma as well as Oklahoma City to experience STEAM on-site. Students will also learn about career opportunities that feature and integrate the STEAM fields and experience activities that promote personal and professional growth.  

Student nominations by teachers, counselors and principals are now being accepted online through 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 29.  After being nominated, students will be asked to complete an online application by February 19 and then undergo a “get-to-know-you” phone interview in March. Up to 50 students will be selected to attend the SAGE STEAM Camp at SWOSU.

Campers pay a non-refundable $200 registration fee; the remaining $800 in costs per camper is covered by grants and generous supporters, which include personal donors, Oklahoma businesses and community organizations.  Scholarships are available for those with a financial need. Tax-deductible donations to the SAGE STEAM Camp may be made via the SWOSU Foundation, and both in-kind and monetary contributions are welcome.

The student nomination form and other information about the camp may be found online at, or may be acquired by emailing