University of Arizona: Humanities and STEM Academic Boot Camps

Apply now to be part of our free two-week STEM academic boot camp for service members and veterans in partnership with the University of Arizona!

The first week of the program is our humanities academic boot camp, which includes daily seminars taught by campus professors who are leaders in their field, readings and analysis of challenging texts on the tradition of American democracy, and morning discussions on each reading in preparation for seminars, writing workshops, and assignments.

The second week prepares service members and veterans for the challenges and rigor of a STEM bachelor’s degree program. Using a physics-based curriculum, veterans and service members will gain skills to help them succeed with their transition from the military to higher education.

During this two-week boot camp, students are taught by professors from our partner college and mentored by peers who have completed the program and successfully transitioned to college.

TUCSON, Ariz. (Tribune News Service) — For five years the University of Arizona has joined forces with the national nonprofit Warrior-Scholar Project to help student veterans acclimate to civilian life and successfully complete undergraduate programs.

More than 60 veterans have attended a rigorous two-week Warrior-Scholar Project academic boot camp at the UA to learn from faculty, receive mentoring from fellow student veterans and begin to adjust to a formal learning environment.

Navy veteran Victor Chiquete said the Humanities & STEM Academic Boot Camp he took in 2019 gave him the confidence to enroll at the UA where he is majoring in neuroscience. (continued)

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TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — Marcus Shoberg served in the U.S. Army for eight years. He traveled all over the world to protect our country, but now, you can find him in a classroom.

“It was a pretty profound experience. When I came back to the states, I realized I had a lot more to learn,” said Shoberg.

For veterans, the transition back to school isn’t always easy. (continued)

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