Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics

The 19th Annual ConocoPhillips & Phillips 66 Summer Science Institute for Middle School Teachers

June 5-10, 2016

Come and join us for a five-day learning experience, full of fun and excitement at the picturesque OSSM campus in the center of Oklahoma City. Back by popular demand, ConocoPhillips, Phillips 66, and OSSM are sponsoring the Summer Science Institute for the 19th consecutive year. The Institute is aimed at providing middle school science teachers with knowledge and hands-on experience in Geoscience, Life and Physical Sciences. Teachers can enhance their science background while being offered new opportunities to transfer knowledge and skills to classroom instruction. Two field trips will provide unique first hand learning experience in two of the world-class facilities in Oklahoma City. Participants of this science institute will come away enriched, entertained, inspired, and connected. All participants will receive a $300 stipend and lab supplies (approximately $100-200 value).


Here’s what some of our participants were saying about the program:

“Thank you for providing a knowledgeable and exciting week of activities.”

“Thanks to your inspiration.” 

“I just have to tell you how excited I am about this past week! When I got home, I talked nonstop for almost two hours!”

“I just want to once again thank you all and Conoco/Phillips for this opportunity. I was getting burned out and frustrated the past two years because of all the emphasis on testing. This week has renewed my spirit and given back my desire to reach as many students as possible! I cannot wait to add all the new information to my classes!!”

Summer Science Institute applications are now being accepted.

Space is limited, summit your application soon!

There are three ways to apply:

Send an email of the completed registration information to [email protected]

Fax the registration form to Ms. Sena Brothers (405-521-6442)

Mail the registration form to Ms. Sena Brothers at OSSM, 1141 North Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73104

The deadline to receive your registration form by email or fax is Friday, April 29, 2016 or your mail should be postmarked by Friday, April 22, 2016.

For any additional questions/concerns, please feel free to contact Dr. Mark Li, director of the program by email mail ([email protected]) or phone (405/522-1917).




OSSM Summer Math Institute for Middle School Teachers

June 5-10, 2016

The Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics hosts a Summer Math Institute for middle school math teachers, offering instructors the opportunity to enhance their mathematics knowledge and advance their instructional skills.  Many thanks to the Sarkeys Foundation for generously sponsoring this important professional development resources for the past several years!  OSSM faculty and distinguished guests conduct the Institute.  Activities include lectures, demonstrations, lab sessions, and field trips.  The Institute addresses topics relevant to middle school math curriculum as defined by the Common Core objectives and deals with enrichment topics such as contest math.  We invite you to be challenged, be inspired, and be better!

The Institute is held on the campus of the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics in Oklahoma City.  Housing and meals are provided for teachers who wish to stay on campus.  Meals are also provided for commuters.  All teachers register Monday morning, June 6th.  Teachers staying in the dorm will move in Monday afternoon after the last session.  Monday through Thursday activities are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.  The Institute concludes early Friday afternoon.

All teachers who successfully complete the Institute will receive a certificate of attendance and a $300 stipend.  The certificate recognizes a desire to improve math education in schools and also satisfies requirements for professional development. 

Summer Math Institute applications are now being accepted.

Download the application from the above link. Submit to [email protected] or fax to 405-521-6442. The application may also be mailed to: OSSM Summer Math Institute, 1141 N. Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City, OK 73104.    The deadline is Friday, April 29.  

Due to limited space, teachers will be selected from a pool of applicants with preference given to those who apply early or who have not previously attended.  Submit your application soon!

If you have questions, please contact the Institute director, Tony Cornforth, by email at [email protected] or by phone (405) 449-3391, ext. 256.


Is OSSM a private school?

No, the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics is a two-year public residential high school created and funded by the Oklahoma legislature.  The school is open to all students across the state who wish to apply during their sophomore year.  OSSM is categorized as a state agency.  See the Admissions webpage for details and application deadlines. 

What is the tuition to attend OSSM?

There is no tuition for an Oklahoma resident student to attend the school.  Room and board are provided by the state.  Students may wish to have "pocket money" available for incidentals like school supplies, snack bar items or a weekend trip to a local restaurant, movie theatre, bookstore or mall.

Who can attend OSSM?

OSSM is open to all Oklahoma students who are entering their junior year of high school.  Applications are due in March of the sophomore year.  OSSM now accepts nonresident and international students for paying tuition.

What high school is the only one in Oklahoma that teaches Geoscience courses?


How have OSSM graduates helped Oklahoma's economy?

Of the 1,400+ OSSM graduates since 1992, more than half who have completed a degree and have entered the workforce are working in Oklahoma. Ten of those have started their own businesses in our state. An independent report credits OSSM with a $40 million economic impact in Oklahoma.