What We Do

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e teach

  • Nanotechnology
  • Renewable energy
  • Robotics
  • Computer programming
  • Chemical engineering
  • Mechani­cal engineering

And much more, to youth who otherwise would not be exposed to these fields.

From kindergarten through grade 12 youth are exposed to exciting STEMM topics and taught both foundational and advanced STEMM academics. Qualitative skills are taught as well, including communication, networking, résumé writing, professional etiquette, and time and resource management. For students at higher grade levels, we offer ACT preparation, as well as workshops for both students and parents that focus on college application and financial aid processes.

On Saturdays during the school year, and in camp-format during the summer, we are exposing,  motivating and preparing students for futures in STEMM fields.

Through our bi-annual enrollment events that attract thousands of youth and their parents, applications are submitted to be in DAPCEP programming.

Youth work in science and engineering laboratories on college campuses, and have opportunities to meet minority engineers, college students and other role models. Our core programming models are:

  • Saturday Series: Courses are offered to youth in grades 4-12 on Saturdays during Fall and Spring semesters. These courses focus on quantitative subjects such as mathematics, computer science, engineering, physics and chemistry.
  • Summer Channel: Whether living on campus for two to four weeks in Summer Residency, or commuting Monday through Friday for Commuter Camp, an emphasis is placed on exposing youth to cutting edge technology and the rigors of college life.
  • DAPCEP In-School Curriculum (DISC): Also known as, “DAPCEP In-School Program,” DISC focuses on advanced STEMM and project-based learning. A currently piloted, replicable model for other districts is known as DISC-EVOLUTION.
  • K-3 “Little Engineer That Could”: Science, mathematics and pre-engineering three-year program for children and their parents. The focus is introducing children to STEMM concepts and simultaneously teaching parents how to build an education-friendly learning environment at home.
  • Specialty Zone: Boutique programs designed to address specific fields of study. For example, we have an all-girls program and an all-boys program, each focused on renewable energy.