Catering to students with diverse academic backgrounds and career aspirations, Mining the Mind provides a fast-paced, challenging, and enriching experience that is fun, inspirational, and educational.

Campers with a keen interest in how the mind works will love this opportunity to delve deeper into how the brain works. This camp provides campers with exposure to innovative research and a peek at different career paths in psychology. 

Space is Limited! Early registration is recommended. Campers will be registered on a first-come, first-served basis, based upon date of registration and when payment is received. Waiting lists will be maintained and filled in the order that they were received should cancellations occur.


Date: June 23-27, 2024
Eligibility: Rising 9th-12th graders, and graduating seniors
Capacity: 30 students
Registration Fee: $600 (includes all meals, housing and camp materials)

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Camp Activities:

Designed for high school students, this camp offers a glimpse into the collegiate-level study of psychology, the variety of career options available, and even the opportunity for campers to conduct their own research projects.

Campers will learn about the science behind human behavior, why humans think and feel the way we do, and how psychology impacts our everyday lives. The program also educates them on various investigative tools psychologists use to study the mind, including observational methods, brain activity measurements, and experimental design. By the end of camp, campers will have a chance to conduct a psychology experiment as part of a research team which will also include current psychology faculty and undergraduate students!

Topics that we will dig into include: 

  • Sensation & perception
  • Psychology & AI 
  • Psychology through our lifespan 
  • Music & the mind 
  • People in the workplace 
  • Design your own experiment!


Participants are responsible for their own transportation to and from Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla, Missouri. USA Express provides shuttle service from St. Louis Lambert Airport to Rolla. You can contact USA Express by calling 1-800-872-9399 or visiting their website at If you are having challenges arranging transportation, please contact the STEM Center for additional assistance.

All camps will have a $50 non-refundable fee. Persons wishing to cancel their registration must do so two weeks (14 full days) prior to the first day of their chosen program. No refunds will be made after this date.

Missouri S&T reserves the right to cancel any program in the event of insufficient registrations, severe weather or natural disaster. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified immediately via email and phone, and all fees will be returned in full.

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Summer Camps at S&T

Suite 104, 1200 N. Pine St, Rolla, MO
Phone: (573) 341-6204

Operating Hours

Monday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday:8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.