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Summer Academies


The summer academy provides out of school science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) enrichment to elementary, middle, and high school students. The NASA Aerospace Academy site at Elizabeth City State University delivers twelve (2 residential and 10 non-residential) weeklong summer camps. The residential summer camps will be hosted on the ECSU campus and will be open to only high school students. The non-residential camps will be conducted at our partnering school districts (satellite sites). ECSU Aerospace Academy satellite sites are at Warren County Public Schools, Martin County Public Schools, Edenton-Chowan Public Schools, Perquimans County Schools, and Pasquotank County Public Schools.

High School

Mathematics, Science, Technology and Engineering are all about creating, building, and making things better! So what does it take to be an engineer, mathematician, scientist or technologist? For high school juniors and seniors who like math and science, ECSU will offer two residential NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy of Northeastern North Carolina (NENC) camps this summer.  These camps will enhance their enjoyment in discovering new things, solving problems, and learning how things work - even better! Creativity, persistence, and the desire to make the world a better place are also important qualities. STEM careers require hard work and a good education. Our summer program will be a great start to a career in science and engineering.

Middle School

The NASA MUREP Aerospace Academy of Northeastern North Carolina (NENC) is a collaborative effort between NASA, Elizabeth City State University (ECSU) and its satellite school system sites. These non-residential summer camps will provide program experience to middle school students at the partnering sites where kids will find themselves engrossed in 3D printing technology, sensor-based measurement systems, and mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) design to enhance authentic and experiential learning, science challenges and outdoor activities that will make them laugh, think and express themselves with complete freedom.

This year’s theme “A Mission to Mars” will use STEM skills to design, construct, and simulate a virtual trip to Mars utilizing activities through both individual and group work with cooperative learning that reinforces hands-on and classroom learning.

Summer Program Schedule

Date Camp Name Place

Satellite Camps
(Middle Schools Only)

Pasquotank, Martin, Perquimans,
Edenton-Chowan, Greene, and
Halifax Counties

June 23 - June 28, 2019 

High School Aerospace/Aviation Career Academy 

ECSU Campus
July 7 - July 12, 2019 High School Drone Exploration Academy ECSU Campus




NASA-ECSU Aerospace/Aviation Career Academy & ECSU Drone Exploration Academy 


Application process is currently closed. Please check for updates in 2020.