Science Enrichment Academy (SEAS)

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When you think about Stockton University and its innovative, collaborative programming and initiatives, we would like you to think about our Science Enrichment Academy at Stockton (SEAS). The SEAS Program is a two-week residential experimental learning opportunity for high school students. Participants will be involved in classroom, laboratory and field experiences as well as an overnight camping exploration.

The SEAS program will expose participants to the process of scientific inquiry. The participants will gain experience gathering, measuring and analyzing data. The 2015 participants report that the two weeks they spent on campus made a tremendous difference in their lives. All of the 2015 participants have chosen STEM majors and twelve have been accepted to Stockton University. The students developed friendships and enhanced their ability to engage in group work as they developed their final group projects.

We are planning to invite 24 rising seniors to the Stockton University Campus from July 8 through July 21, 2018. The participation fee for SEAS 2018 will be $1,000 with generous scholarship opportunities available. We encourage all qualified candidates to apply.


Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Program!

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Program Coordinator:  David Furgione
Administrative Assistant: Amanda Allen



Program Highlights


We have provided a sample itinerary of what scholars could expect during the SEAS program.


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Beyond the excellent instruction from a well-trained and highly qualified staff, we also provide each scholar with:

  • Room and board. Scholars will be provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner at Stockton University' Dining Hall. Scholars will be staying in student dormitories.
  • Linen for the beds (including a pillow, blanket, sheets), on wash cloth and bath towel will be provided and refreshed weekly.
  • A dormitory room (2 scholars per room). The room is equipped with a refrigerator, freezer, and microwave.
  • Each floor has a washer and dryer (free to use, no coins needed), however, each scholar must provide their own soap.

All scholars attending the SEAS program will attend the opening at 11 am on July 12. Check-in will follow the opening.

All scholars attending SEAS should bring:

  • clothes that they will be wearing during their time at Stockton and any toiletries they will need
  • sunscreen
  • insect repellent
  • laundry detergent for washing clothes
  • old sneakers or water shoes (scholars will be seining in the river or bay)
  • a separate set of clothes and shoes that they will wear in the field (forest, bog, hiking in the Pine Barrens). This set of clothes will be sprayed with Permethrin and allowed to dry for one day. Permethrin is used to repel ticks when scholars are in the field or hiking in the woods.
  • Using Permethrin is optional
  • snacks and drinks

No scholar at SEAS is permitted to leave a car on campus. 

Visit the University's Map and Directions webpage for driving instructions, interactive campus map, public transportation information, and parking and transportation.

We strongly discourage scholars from bringing their own cell phones, computers, and other electronic equipment in hopes of avoiding situations where the phone/equipment is lost or stolen. We recommend that scholars put their name on everything they will be bringing prior to arriving at Stockton University.

8:30 am


9:15 – 12:25 pm

AM Session

12:30 pm


1:30 – 4:30 pm

PM Session

5:30 pm


6:30 – 9:00 pm

Evening Session

9:00 – 11:00 pm

Dormitory-free time/work on assignments

From 6:30 – 9:00 each night there will be guest speakers, group activities and discussions.

Breakfast is at 8:00 am and scholars will not be allowed to leave their dorm floor after 11:00 pm. 

Nothing, we will be providing a day pack, water source, the three main meals, tent and sleeping bag, and a head lamp.

All scholars attending the SEAS program will not be allowed to leave campus. The only times a scholar will leave the campus is when the class leaves on a field trip or related activity.

Yes, during the day and in the evenings until 9 pm, scholars will be on campus attending classes, listening to speakers and working on their projects. After 9 pm, the scholars will have RA's that will be on each dorm floor.

RA's are Stockton's residential assistant. The residential assistants have been trained to oversee the students that live in the dormitories. They reside in each of the floors and assist the student's that are living on each floor.

Stockton University has a police department on campus. Each scholar will be issued a swipe card that will allow them access to their dormitory room. There will be RA's housed on each floor as mentioned earlier. 

There is a hospital with an emergency room next to Stockton University. Each professor and all staff will have parent's contact information. They will contact parents immediately if there is an emergency.

If a scholar has a special accommodation, please indicate what will be needed and we will make every effort to provide accommodations.

Non-refundable acceptance fee of $150 is due upon acceptance to the program. This fee will be applied to the student's registration balance.

Students who applied for the scholarship program will be notified by June 15 of their award. 

All campers balance of registration must be made in full for the entire amount by July 1, 2018. Paid amounts less than the registration price will be automatically refunded and campers will not be registered. Fee includes all meals, room and board, classes, and field trips.