Each year, approximately 22 to 24 students from diverse backgrounds and regions, preparing to enter the 10th, 11th, or 12th grades, are accepted into PAEMS. The program seeks to challenge students academically, stimulate their interests in math and science, foster creativity, and promote a team concept to problem solving.
In the classroom, in the laboratory, and in field environments, students will work side-by-side with Georgetown College faculty. Over meals, at breaks, during field trips, and through supplemental activities, they will form close, positive, and supportive relationships with professors and staff members, as well as their peers, to enhance their campus life experience.
Field trips that allow students to see applications of what they learn are an important part of the PAEMS curriculum. Participants see for themselves how their interests may ultimately lead to careers in industry, education, health science, biotechnology, government, or other fields. In recent years, field trips have included the University of Kentucky Medical Center, the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, KY, Natural Bridge State Park, Hagyard Davidson McGee Equine Medical Institute, and the Nature Academy. Similar trips are planned for this year.
No credit is offered through the PAEMS program because we do not want to put that kind of pressure on our students. Besides, it’s summer, and we think you can have fun while learning.