2013 SMASH Camp
July 30 - August 6
  • Did you take biology during your freshman year of high school?
  • Have you forgotten all that you learned from your high school chemistry course?
  • Did you skip math during your senior year?
If you answered "yes" to any of these questions and you are a math or science major, then SMASH Camp is right for you!

Application HERE
  • Who:  Incoming SFA freshmen majoring in Science or Mathematics.
  • What:  Intensive review and preparation for fall semester mathematics, biology and chemistry classes and labs, and course placement recommendation.  Additional information about campus resources, time management and study skills.
  • When:  Check in on campus at 3:30 P.M. on July 30, 2013.  Camp ends at noon on August 6, 2013.
  • Where:  Students will stay in campus dorm with activities held on SFA campus.  In addition, some field trips will be scheduled off campus.
  • How much?  $450 per student (payable upon notice of acceptance to camp).

    SMASH Campers make nitrogen ice cream!

    The SMASH Camp program is designed to introduce students to the rigor of college level studies in biology, chemistry, and mathematics.  SMASH Camp will provide participants with the preparation and tools needed to be successful as they enter college level courses for science and mathematics majors.  Recent studies suggest that a significant number of students taking freshman level science and mathematics courses end up repeating the course.  Each time a student retakes a 4-hour course, the cost is over $1000.  In addition, retaking a course may result in postponed graduation.  At SFA, we believe that the number of course retakes is not due to the inability of the students, but the difficulties that arise in adjusting to college expectations.  
                                                                                SMASH Campers
This is SMASH Camp: 
  • An opportunity to bridge the gap between high school and college life.
  • An opportunity to learn from and build relationships with college faculty and current graduate and undergraduate students. 
  • An opportunity to develop a network of people to stay connected with before your first semester at SFA.
  • An opportunity to experience what it is like to live on campus by staying in dorm rooms and having meals on campus. 
For more information, contact:
Linda Boozer, Coordinator
SFA STEM Research & Learning Center
Dr. Alyx Frantzen, Associate Professor
Department of Mathematics and Statistics