UM Academies | Two-week, Non-Credit

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Study Your Passion

The University of Miami Academies provide immersive academic programs open to students completing grades 9, 10, and 11. Students select one course (non-credit) to study over the two-week session. Courses meet both morning and afternoon in an engaging, experiential academic setting.

Program Dates:
Saturday, July 6 - Friday, July 19, 2019. 

Find our course listings below: Please note, courses are subject to change. UM reserves the right to limit enrollment, and/or cancel any course. 

Business and Entrepreneurship Academy (Non-Credit)

This two-week Academy is designed for aspiring young business leaders, growing their entrepreneurial mindset across key dimensions that will allow them to tackle professional and personal challenges for years to come. Students learn what it takes to turn an innovative idea into a viable company or product. Participants learn the basic building blocks of innovation and idea management through lectures, case studies, and hands-on projects. Students work in teams to develop and launch a startup venture. By the end of the course, participants gain knowledge on core methodologies used in entrepreneurship; taking with them tools to create a business plan, analyze new opportunities, and launch their own ventures. The skills acquired through this program will expand students’ horizons, whether they pursue entrepreneurship or other problem-solving or creative careers in the future.

Medical Research Academy (Non-Credit)

This two-week Academy is designed for students with a passion for biological sciences and medicine with firm ethical principles, compassion, professionalism, communication skills, and a mind for analytics to gain hands-on research experience. Students will have the opportunity to interact with practicing physicians, scientific researchers, medical school students and residents. The goals of the program include increasing interest in biological sciences and medicine in high school students, helping students to understand how scientific research is performed, and creating awareness of a variety of potential career opportunities within the medical profession.

Shark Research and Conservation Academy (Non-Credit)

This two-week Academy at the University of Miami conducts cutting-edge shark research while inspiring scientific literacy and environmental ethics in youth through unique hands-on field research experiences. This program assesses the ecology and ecosystem effects of the ocean’s top predators, assessing the ecology and biology of sharks in relation to urbanization and climate stressors. Research activities include shark abundance surveys, tagging, and tracking, as well as physiological sampling and associated laboratory analyses. The project allows students to gain research training and engage in scientific inquiry through participation with University of Miami scientists and staff. Participation involves scientifically sound practices and measurable outcomes in marine conservation biology. The summer research program is composed of both boat-based and laboratory research work at the University of Miami.

Shark Tagging with UM Summer Scholars