2022 Program


Four research courses will be offered in 2022:

  • Advocating for Planet A
  • Aquatic & Population Ecology
  • Biochemical Characterizations
  • Exploratory Data Analysis

For more information, see the Academics section.



1. NCSSM Survey

2. AppState Survey


Finalists and Alternates will be notified of acceptance via their Blackbaud account (at NCSSM) in early April. Students must log in to Blackbaud and accept/decline the invitation. 


Look for an email from Lori Tyler (tylerle@appstate.edu) during the second week of April with additional instructions. Emails will be sent to both student and parent(s) email addresses that were indicated on the application.

Forms and documents will begin to be emailed to all AppState SVSM Finalists. Please read all of the included information and return all forms by the stated deadlines. 

Classes will be assigned after you accept your invitation and you have submitted your class preferences. Please review class descriptions (found under the Academics tab). You will be emailed a link to a Google Form to complete in order to rank your choices. We will do our best to assign you to your top choices, but please know that no matter what class you are assigned, you will have a fantastic learning experience!


Please know that we do not have an 'order' to your listing on our alternate list. We invite alternates according to their interest indicated on your SVSM application and spacing in our research classes. Alternate invitations will occur April 15-May 15. Lori Tyler will also be sending you an email with additional information.


Protection of Minors at Appalachian State University

Summer Ventures in Science and Mathematics follows all aspects of the Protection of Minors Policies. Please review and additional information will be addressed in communications to students/parents/guardians.


2022 Program Dates: July 3 - July 30

(updated July 29)

July 30:

  • 9:00am~11:20am - Research Presentations/Symposia - Reich College of Education Building (schedule/abstracts links will be sent)
  • 11:30am~12:30pm - Closing Ceremonies - IG Greer Auditorium
  • 12:30pm~2:00pm - Students move out/depart

Parking: Available in surface lots or parking decks*Cookies/lemonade/coffee available during presentation breaks

July 3: Check-in:

  • 1:30pm-3:30pm - Check in/Move in to Newland Residence Hall 
    • GPS directions usually do not take you to the parking/unloading area--see interactive map
      • From Rivers Street--turn onto Stadium Drive
      • Right onto Jack Branch Drive
      • Right at stop sign onto Stadium Heights Drive
      • Follow drive around residence hall until you reach a traffic circle  where you can unload
      • SVSM Staff will be at the traffic circle
      • We encourage you to park first in the Blue Ridge parking deck or any available space on Stadium Heights Dr., come in to Newland to pick up your key/sign forms/etc. then unload your items.
      • Please move your car after unloading to allow others close parking to unload
      • There are some carts for moving items available in the lobby area that are provided by Housing
    • Student/Parent/Guardian check in at Newland:
      • Pick up room key from main desk window
      • Enter lobby to left and check in at SVSM tables
      • Meet Lori and confirm all forms are complete
  • ~4:00pm - Parent/Student welcome meeting (I.G. Greer Auditorium)
    • SVSM staff will begin leading groups over at 3:30/3:45. You may drive closer, if needed. Again, see maps.
  • ~4:45pm - Students meet with Student Life Instructors (SLIs) to begin Orientation and Parents depart




  • There will not be a home-weekend for SVSM 2022. At this time, University guidelines are evolving as changes to Covid-19 policies continue to be updated. Students will have workshops/seminars on Saturdays (July 9, 16, 23) and Sundays will be (mostly) unscheduled days (optional activities will be available), and we do not know if off-campus visitors (families) will be able to visit yet. 
  • Monday, July 4 will be a full day of orientation and intro sessions for students.