generate interest in and expose K-12 students to STEM education
The Center for Mathematics and Science Education (CMSE) at the University of Mississippi is excited to partner with K-12 teachers to provide lasting impressions and valuable learning experiences to students through the STEM Exposure Excursion Program! The purpose of this program is to generate interest in and expose K-12 students to STEM education and the University of Mississippi. Through this program, the CMSE will provide coordination and logistical assistance to teachers by filling the day of the excursion with STEM-focused opportunities while getting the most from the visit to campus.
What would you like students to get out of the trip?
What would you like for them to be exposed to?
How can we inspire them on their educational journey in the STEM fields?
How should the trip align with your curriculum?
Frequently Asked Questions
There is no charge for the services provided by the CMSE. Some activities may have charges associated, but those are indicated on the STEM Excursion Request Form. Please keep in mind that you will need to budget for transportation, lunches (if applicable), and any planned activity off campus (i.e., movie, bowling, etc.).
The CMSE does not typically organize lunch for excursions, but we can provide suggestions of what groups have done in the past:
- Picnic in the grove with pizza
- Picnic in the grove with sack lunches
- Pizza Hut (or other nearby restaurant)
- Rebel Market – eatery on campus
- Union on campus
Buses may drop students off on campus but must park off campus in a designated lot. Buses are not required to have parking passes. Vans and vehicles may park on campus, but must obtain a visitor’s parking pass. Daily visitor parking passes ($3/vehicle) may be purchased in advance by visiting: http://www.olemiss.edu/parking/visitors.html.
The CMSE staff appreciate as much advance notice as possible but request take at least 1 month to organize and plan a successful excursion.
Excursions are typically scheduled on weekdays and usually begin at 9:00AM and conclude by 2:00PM. However, these times can be adjusted to fit the group’s specific scheduling needs.
Although there are some limitations to the exposure excursion program, we try our best to accommodate as many students as possible. Each excursion will bring its own limitations. After completing the Excursion Request Form, each individual request will be considered and further communication will take place via email.
In order to request a STEM Excursion, complete the STEM Excursion Request Form by clicking the button below.
If you have any further questions, please contact the STEM Experiences Coordinator via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (662.915.6621).