The STEM Programs distinguishes itself by being the only professional development program to offer its curriculum entirely in Spanish to talented young scholars and instructors from low-income and underserved backgrounds.

Our Commitment to the Next Generation

The Science & Innovation Summer Camp and the Professional Workshop for STEAM Instructors Series exposes all of it participants, in equal male: female ratios, to elite one-on-one collaborations with university scientists & researches in a wide range of studies, while simultaneously having the opportunity to exchange their cultural background and further develop their leadership skills in a multi-region setting only the STEM Programs can provide.

Through its local and international programming, the Institute of the Americas is able to encourage and shape students to become scientific leaders in the 21st century.

2019 Science & Innovation Summer Camp Scholarship Available Now!

STEAM Instructors Workshops

The Institute of the Americas Professional Workshop for STEAM Instructors for high school instructors will be held on the University of California, San Diego campus.

The annual Workshop for STEAM Instructors, complementary to the Science and Innovation camp, engages high school instructors in an idea-generating program designed to promote innovative teaching techniques in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).

During the five-day workshop, Instructors will have a hands-on laboratory experience and learn applicable teaching methods that make these vitally important subjects exciting and accessible to students. This unique opportunity provides instructors with innovative skill sets to further their professional development in order to instruct throughout their region in new creative ways that will encourage their students to become the next generation of scientists.

The instructors will be asked to develop and a deliver a presentation on new teaching methods and experiments that can be included in their own classrooms, applying what they learn during the workshop alongside the mentorship from UCSD professors and regional college professors. During the workshop, UC San Diego professors and regional college professors will facilitate dialogue throughout the week on ways that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics can lead to an exciting career path for their students.


Countries IOA STEAM is Active

IOA STEAM Students and Teachers Participants

Our Programs

Science & Innovation Summer Camp

The Institute of the Americas Science and Innovation Summer Camp for high school students (14-18 years old) is held each summer on the University of California, San Diego campus.

Workshop for STEM Instructors

The five-day workshop, engages high school instructors in an idea-generating program designed to promote innovative teaching techniques in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM).

International Editions

Given the success of the STEM Programs in La Jolla and the impact it has created among its students and instructors, the Institute will be launching a Professional Workshop specifically designed for Mexican and Argentine STEAM Instructors.

STEAM Events

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Our Alumni are Invested in Long-Term Hemispheric Impact

By means of an alumni page and social media, the Institute of the Americas maintains contact with students and educators throughout their enrollment process to university, pursuit of STEAM-related careers, and implementation of practical science curriculum. 

Many of the Science & Innovation Summer Camp alumni have already been admitted to prestigious universities throughout the hemisphere and are currently pursuing studies in diverse STEAM fields.

Proving that commitment to STEAM education can surpass any barriers; alumni from the 2015 professional teacher’s workshop continue to construct an interactive science curriculum linking Mexico and Chile in an innovative real time online-virtual classroom session where students from both schools learn together about biology and robotics overcoming distance in their common goal to learn science.

More Information About Our Programs:

+1 (858) 964-1713


The opportunity to conduct multiple activities in the Science Camp was the most epic experience I have.

Euler Capto Elvites

Science Camp 2016, Peru

The program helped me to reinforce my career choice. I am currently pursuing a career in computer engineering.

Angeline Matos Borges

Camp Ciencia 2016, Venezuela

I will always be grateful to have been able to be in the Science Camp and having lived two unforgettable weeks.

Naomi Racine

Camp Ciencia 2014, Panamá

The Science Camp will forever be one of the best experiences I have had in my life and I will never forget it.

Christian Ortega Paniagua

Camp Ciencia 2016, Bolivia


Contact Us

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Sherry White

Vicepresident and STEAM Director

+1 (858) 964-1713

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