STEM Academy

NEW STEM Academy logo


Berkshire Bank STEM Academy

The STEM Academy is a five-day program that will introduce incoming freshmen to careers in STEM areas, build connections to other STEM students, faculty, and staff.  Our primary goal is to provide students with a foundation as they start their academic career at MCLA, and assist them on their way to earning undergraduate degrees in STEM areas.

The STEM Academy program runs from Sunday, August 4th-Thursday, August 8th , 2024.

Students holding a Welcome STEM sign

The Academy accepts up to 15 incoming freshmen who are enrolled in a STEM major or have expressed interest in STEM fields. The program is open to all students. Low-income, first-generation college students, women, and racial/ethnic minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 Program goals include:

  • Enhance college readiness 
  • Familiarize students with campus life
  • Gain knowledge on STEM-related careers, and network with local professionals
  • Learn skills to prepare for college success
  • All participants will receive a $100 Amazon gift card
        Link to apply 

STEM Academy Video from 2015


Student Experiences

Student discussion
"So many opportunities came for me because of the STEM program. I value every experience and every memory that came from my summer with STEM." - Shannon, Class of 2020
Shannon, Class of 2020


Dr. Sara Steele
Assistant Professor of Psychology and Director of the STEM Academy
Phone: (413) 662-5518