2024 Program


Research courses offered in 2024 (tentative):

  • Advocating for Planet A
  • Aquatic & Population Ecology
  • Biochemical Characterizations
  • Human Physiology in Exercise Science

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.


2024 Program Dates: 

June 30: Campus check-in/move-in

Location TBD

Check in times: 3:00pm-4:30pm (tentative)

Student Life orientation begins/parents depart: 5:00 (tentative)

*more information about check-in will be updated below

July 1: In-person classes begin (Mondays-Fridays)

July 4 & 6: Academic workshops/Student Life activities

July 12-14: Home Weekend (details to be determined)

July 27: Final Presentations/Closing Ceremonies/check-out

Tentative Schedule:

9:30am~11:20am - Research Presentations/Symposia (Reich College of Education, 151 College Street)

*cookies/coffee/lemonade available during breaks

*rooms 124 A, 124C, 127

11:30am~12:30pm - Closing Ceremonies (RCOE, room 124)

12:45pm~1:45pm - Students move out/depart  (lunch on your own)


June 30 Check-in information:

  • TBDpm - Check in/Move in to _________ Residence Hall 
    • GPS directions usually do not take you to the parking/unloading area--see interactive map
      • SVSM Staff will be at the traffic circle/front of residence hall
      • We encourage you to park first and come in 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 ________ Residence Hall:
      • Pick up room key from main desk window
      • Enter lobby  and check in at SVSM tables
      • Meet Lori and confirm all forms are complete