Apply to be a STEM Camper! (Rising 7th-8th graders)

The Marjorie Lee Browne STEM Discovery Camp is a free, three-week summer program focused on mathematics and problem-solving. Learning to love math and see it everywhere around you is the gateway to all STEM knowledge: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. For the summer of 2023, students will participate in an in-person experience with COVID safety protocols in place.

June 12 – 30, 2023
8:15 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Crosstown High School
Breakfast & Lunch Provided

How to Apply

If you attend a STEM Camp partner middle school: This includes Believe Memphis Academy, Collegiate School of Memphis, Compass Berclair, Compass Binghampton, Compass Frayser, Compass Orange Mound, Douglass K-8, Grizzlies Prep, Hanley Middle, Kingsbury Middle, Lester Prep, New Hope, Sherwood Middle, Soulsville Middle, and Treadwell Middle.

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If you attend another SCS middle school: Current 6th graders attending other Shelby County Schools can apply as well and would be placed on the waitlist. Our focus is on empowering students interested in STEM from under-resourced neighborhoods. Students on the waitlist would need to contact in early April to check on their status.

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All applicants must attend an Admissions Challenge on one of the following dates:

Saturday, March 4,  10 – 11:30 am
Wednesday, March 7,  5 – 6:30 pm
Location: MTR Offices in the Crosstown Concourse

Thursday, March 8, 4 – 5:30 pm
Location: Treadwell Middle School

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About Marjorie Lee Browne

The camp is named for Marjorie Lee Browne, a Memphis-born mathematician and educator who was one of the first African-American women in the country to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics. Born in 1914, she attended LeMoyne High School, then graduated cum laude from Howard University, and went on to earn her Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in 1949. Her research focused on linear and matrix algebra. She spent her career at North Carolina College (now North Carolina Central University), where she was the chair of the department of mathematics and taught both undergraduate and graduate courses. Seeing the importance of computer science, she was able to bring an IBM computer to NCCU as early as 1960.

She was also a lecturer for the Summer Institute for Secondary School Science and Mathematics Teachers after leading NCCU to become the first predominantly black college to receive a National Science Foundation grant for teaching secondary mathematics and science teachers. She spent her summers training science and math teachers and was known to use her resources to help other people pursue a career in Mathematics. We are proud to continue the work of promoting mathematics education in her name.