At the end of the freshman year, STEM Learning Community students and other STEM majors are invited to participate in a 3-week, summer research program on the campus of Grambling State University. This Academy focuses on experimental measurements in the biological and physical sciences. It gives students hands-on research experience that allows them the opportunity to make a connection between the theory that is taught in class and the application. Students participating in the academy receive complimentary housing and meals, a $650 stipend and a $500 textbook award per semester of their sophomore year.
CMAST is funded by a grant from the National Science Foundation.