The Seaborg Center offers a variety of after-school, weekend, and summer programs in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology for students in grades K-12.


College for Kids Jr.

Grades K-6

Hands-on, minds-on STEM classes.  Featuring LEGO robotics, stories and STEM, outdoor survival skills 101, and other STEM-related topics.

Dates:  Week-long classes on June 27-July 1 and  July 11-15
Times:  Mornings 9:00 a.m.-noon, Afternoons 1:00-4:00 p.m. or both.
Cost:  $75 per class (optional lunch supervision $10 for the week)

College for Kids

Grades 7-8

College and career STEM exploration classes featuring visits to local business and industry partners in our community.  

Date:  Week-long classes on June 27-July 1 and  July 11-15
Times:  Mornings 9:00 a.m.-noon, Afternoons 1:00-4:00 p.m. or both.
Cost:  $75 per class (optional lunch supervision $10 for the week)

Cyber Camp

Grades 9-12
June 27 - July 1 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Try computer coding, programming, and creating through technology.  Explore different coding platforms, app development, networking basics, and cyber security topics.  No previous coding or cyber experience is necessary.

Registration fee:  $50 for the week

Building Blocks for Social-Emotional Development

LEGO®, Literacy, and Learning!  Come and explore with your own LEGO® Build Me Emotions set, listen to stories, play while learning about self-expression, emotions, and caring about others.

Participants will receive their own LEGO® kit to take home for continued building and exploration!

Who: Students entering Kindergarten for 2022 Fall
When: July 18-21, 2022
Where: Seaborg Center, NMU
Cost: $50 per student  |  Flyer

Course content and material developed in collaboration with the MiSTEM Network, Seaborg Center, and the School of Education Leadership and Public Service

NMU Environmental Science Camp

High school students are invited to join us for this unique, week long summer camp to explore the scenic vistas and natural resources of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula!  Participants will experience first-hand how scientists incorporate technology and field research to study the changing environment by utilizing the facilities and technology of Northern Michigan University. Campers will participate in campus activities and field experiences while learning about a wide variety of environmental topics.

Registration fee for this camp covers all costs associated with campus housing, meals, and transportation associated with field experiences.  

  • Dates:  July 17-23, 2022 
  • Grades:  Freshman - Senior during the 2021-22 academic year.
  • Registration price:  $599  
  • Registration Deadline:  June 1, 2022.

YooperCon '22

Explore exciting cybersecurity career opportunities with multiple hands-on activities and career information sessions throughout the day.  There will also be professional development opportunities available for teachers.  

  • Hack a Car
  • Exploit Bugs
  • Defend Networks
  • Protect Your Data
  • Develop Programs
  • Jump Start Your Career

Middle School
Date: November 3, 2022
Time:  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST
Who:  Combination of students in grades 6-8th and teachers.*

High School
 November 10, 2022
Time:  9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST
Who:  Combination of students in grades 9-12th and teachers.*

Cost:  Free  |  Lunch is provided
Location:  NMU Northern Center

*Note:  Students in 9th-12th grade are welcome to attend YooperCon '21 with a teacher from their school that is registered for this event.  

This event is sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Cyber Institute, Cybersecurity Marshall Plan, and the MiSTEM Network.

For more information contact:  Doug Miller, Director of the UPCI
Email:   |   Phone:  906-227-1265.

Science Olympiad

Each year, approximately 300 students from throughout the Upper Peninsula compete in 46 different Science Olympiad events. More than 100 volunteers make this event possible. Science Olympiad competitions have been sponsored by the Glenn T. Seaborg Center Mathematics and Science Center at Northern Michigan University since 1987.

  • Region 1 Tournament Date:  February 19, 2022 (back-up March 19)
  • Michigan Science Olympiad Team Registration Deadline:  January 31, 2022
  • Register a Team

Basic Circuitry, 3D printing, and Assembly Class

Students in grades 3, 4, & 5, along with a parent or guardian, will work together to assemble a robotic car using simple tools.  3D printed parts and simple electronics are provided and projects will be taken home for continued exploration and fun!

Date:  January 29, 2022 - POSTPONED-New date: TBD
Time:  9:00 - 11:00 a.m. EST
Location:  Seaborg Math and Science Center
Cost:  $20 per student/adult team

Note:  Masks are mandatory in all buildings on campus.

FIRST Robotics

For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST®)  Mission: Inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting Mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. If you are interested in starting a team or becoming a coach, please visit the FIRST in Michigan website.

2022 FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff - High School teams will gather and view the video challenge "2022 Rapid React" presented by the Boeing Company.  Teams attending this event will receive their kit of parts following the presentation. 

Date:  Saturday, January 8, 2022
Time:  11:30 a.m.
Location:  Seaborg Center, Northern Michigan University.

More details will be posted to the FIRST Robotics Kickoff web page as the event approaches. 

STARLAB Portable Planetarium

STARLAB offers the ideal solution for local schools that wish to familiarize students with astronomy. An inflated structure 16 feet across and 11 feet high, STARLAB can accommodate up to 25 students.