July 2, 2022

UMW Summer Enrichment Program

Greetings UMW faculty and staff!

We are excited to announce the UMW Summer Enrichment Program has returned and will run from July 10 -16, 2022. If you know a motivated student currently in 9th-11th grade – your own high schooler, friend of the family, niece/nephew, or the cool kid two houses down the street – encourage them to check out SEP 2022!

SEP is a one-week residential program designed to immerse campers in student life at UMW and provide unique academic and social engagement opportunities. Campers will take three (or two in special instances) classes lead by UMW faculty, experience residence hall life in Willard Hall, engage in a variety of enrichment activities and explore the Fredericksburg community.

Check out the website for more details on classes, FAQs, and the application.  

Diverse course offerings for 2022 include:

  • Adventures in Mapping! — Dr. Steve Hanna and Dr. Jackie Gallagher 
  • An Introduction to Cybersecurity* – Dr. Andrew Marshall and Dr. Xin-Wen Wu
  • Audio Technology and Production – Dr. Michael Bratt
  • Building Time: Investigating the History in your Everyday Environment – Dr. Christine Henry
  • Computational Physics for Newbs – Dr. Desmond Villalba 
  • Experiencing Business – Dr. Lance Gentry 
  • Kitchen Chemistry: The Science Behind the Food We Eat – Dr. Kelli Slunt
  • Secret Languages – Dr. Gonzalo Campos-Dintrans
  • The Realities of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality – Dr. Brenta Blevins
  • Visualizing DNA and Proteins in Augmented Reality – Dr. Swati Agrawal

We are pleased to announce two specially focused programs within SEP 2022:

  1. *Thanks to a grant from Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) NoVa Node, the Introduction to Cybersecurity course is expanded to two instructional periods. Campers specifically interested in cybersecurity who take the class can receive a significant tuition discount. More information can be found on the SEP website.  https://www.umw.edu/summer/sep/cybersecurity/
  2. The UMW College of Education has integrated its Teachers for Tomorrow (TfT) Summer Institute with SEP, creating a special opportunity for high schoolers currently in TfT programs. Students in this program will participate in a variety of workshops focusing in the morning on teaching and participating in enrichment activities and one SEP course in the afternoons. Information about the TfT Summer Institute can also be found on the SEP website.   

The advertised tuition for the program is $950, which covers all instructional costs, room and board, and activity fees. Dependents of UMW faculty, staff, and alumni will receive a $50 discount, reducing the tuition to $900. 

You may contact Co-Directors Dr. Elizabeth Johnson-Young and Mr. Michael Stebar at enrichment@umw.edu for more information. 

Dr. Keith E. Mellinger, Dean
College of Arts and Sciences