Bakersfield College

2018 STEM Summer Academy

Bakersfield College is hosting a series of engaging one-week project academies at no cost designed for junior high, middle school and high school students interested in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) fields.

Who: Any Kern County middle school and high school students can attend (whatever grade they are attending in the fall). Chevron, Project Lead the Way, and Bakersfield College have come together to collaborate.

What: No cost, hands on one week project academies designed for students interested in STEM. Some of the camps even have an art component built in (STEAM).

When:Various dates in June and July 2018 (see attached calendar).

Where: Various classrooms on campus at BC Panorama Campus.

Why: The world is becoming more complex and to be successful, it’s not just about what you know, but what you can do with what you know. Kids need to learn how to gather and evaluate information, make sense of it, and use it to solve problems. STEM education teaches these skills. Additionally, BC faculty will be teaching the camps in BC classrooms, so that students can get some early exposure to college classrooms and professors.

To participate, download and complete the 2018 Summer STEM Academy Application along with all other required forms and send them to Yadira Guerrero, BC's Engineering Program Manager, by May 11, 2018. You can send the forms by fax at (661) 395-4045 (ATTN: YADIRA GUERRERO-STEM SUMMER CAMP), or via email at

Email and fax are the quickest methods for returning completed paperwork, but you may also send forms by mail at the address below.

  • ATTN: Yadira Guerrero (FACE 16)
  • 1801 Panorama Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93305