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.

Hands-on, minds-on STEM program for students in grades K-6.  We believe Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics are all creative, hands-on, and exciting subjects.  Being curious about our world, and worlds beyond are central to the human experience.  It is our hope that all children have the chance to celebrate this basic human instinct and be able to understand and influence the world around them.

If your child is 5 years old before September 1 or is currently enrolled in Kindergarten, he/she is eligible to attend our College for Kids Program. 

Students in grades K-6  |  Registration begins on February 6.

Dates:  Saturday, March 25, and/or April 15, 2023.
Times:  9 a.m. - noon.
Registration fee:  $10/class

For more information or questions concerning classes or registration, please contact the Seaborg Center at  (906) 227-2002.

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 25, 2023 (back up March 18)
  • Michigan Science Olympiad Team Registration Deadline:  December 16, 2022.
  • Register a Team

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.  

Date:  July 23-29, 2023 - Registration opening soon.
Grades:  Freshman - Senior during the 2022-23 academic year.
Registration price:  $699
Registration Deadline:  June 1, 2023

Learn more here.

GenCyber Summer Camp 2023

High School students are invited to apply for this free academic, two-week residential camp on the campus of Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI.  Students will explore cybersecurity topics in a virtual setting and then have an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of cybersecurity from CompTIA Security and while living on campus.  This camp covers all necessary fees and transportation associated with field experiences and will use the facilities and technology of Northern Michigan University. The camp is free to accept applicants due to the GenCyber Grant through the National Security Agency.  

Who:  Students enrolled in 8th - 12th grade during the 2022-23 school year.
When:  May/June 2023 - pre-camp virtual setting | July 9 - 21, 2023 - residential camp.
Cost:  Free
Application deadline:  March 3, 2023  |  Flier

Complete details can be found in the application link below.

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

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.

2023 FIRST Robotics Competition Kickoff - High School teams will gather and view the video challenge "Charged Up" presented by Haas.  Teams attending this event will receive their kit of parts following the presentation. 

Date:  Saturday, January 7, 2023
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. 

2022 FIRST Lego League Challenge Qualifier - Upper elementary school FIRST LEGO League Challenge teams will compete and qualify to attend the FLL Challenge State Tournament.  More information about this event can be found here.

Date:  Saturday, December 3, 2022
Location:  Northern Michigan University
Cost:  $75.00 per team


Children Ages 5-10 are invited to sign up with an adult for a fun-filled morning of outdoor exploration while learning about fossils, paleontology, and orienteering.  

Activities will include:

  • Scavenger hunt for Fossils using a compass
  • Dino Dig and assembly of a dinosaur skeleton
  • Local experts sharing information on related topics

Hosted by the Moosewood Nature Center and Partners

Friday, August 19, 2022
9:30 am-Noon
Moosewood Nature Center, Presque Isle Park, Marquette

Note: Children must be accompanied by an adult at the event.

YooperCon '22

Explore exciting cybersecurity career opportunities with multiple hands-on activities and career information sessions throughout the day.  

  • Auto Hacking
  • Password Cracking
  • Pi-Top Programming
  • Micro:bits
  • Capture the Flag
  • Lock Picking
  • and more!

Date: 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.

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.