21-28 June 2020

PA Wing STEM Academy


PAWG CTS will once again host our popular Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) Academy that covers four core subjects:  Rocketry, Space & Astronomy, Cyberspace, and Robotics.  Emphasis is placed on ensuring as much “hands-on” learning as possible be incorporated into the curriculum.


Our goal is to provide academic and laboratory learning for each of these core STEM subjects.  In addition to introducing cadets to each subject material, we also focus on opportunities where cadets can eventually enter these career fields and other avenues where cadets can pursue specialized education.

Industry and governmental leaders in STEM related fields regularly participate as guests speakers and contributors, offering their advice and insights, making the


The PA Wing STEM Academy is truly an exciting and valuable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.


STEM Academy cadets are accepted on a case by case basis given their application materials and space available for the course.  20 slots are open for STEM for 2019. 

Step One:  Apply through the CTS website registration system (click REGISTER above).  PLEASE NOTE, no payment is due for STEM cadets until their application has been approved.

Step Two Fill out the supplemental application at:  Due by May 15th.

Step Three: Obtain a signed letter of recommendation from one of your teachers who works with you on a STEM related subject. The teacher should email you the letter as a PDF. Email the letter to 

Step Four:   Obtain a letter of recommendation from your Squadron Commander or their Deputy Commander for Cadets attesting to your ability to handle a rigorous program environment and how you model the CAP core values at your Squadron. Please ask your Commander to save it as a PDF file and then email it to you. We will accept an emailed letter directly to the STEM Academy Director, Major Heather Weaver at They should copy you on that email so you know that it has been received. Due by May 15th


Decisions on applicants will be made on or around May 15th.  Once a cadet is approved to attend STEM, they would then need to complete payment, the application packet, and they will be sent detailed information about the STEM Academy including the STEM packing list and any other needed paperwork. 

  • Graduate of Basic Encampment
  • Minimum grade of C/Senior Airman
Course Fee

$200 - Includes meals and lodging 

Fort Indiantown Gap

Annville, PA


NOTE:  CTS Application Status will not update until after completing the STEM Academy online and supplemental applications in their entirety AND being accepted to attend the school.

To request more information:

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You can also request more information with this form:

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