Sunday, May 15, 2016

Summer Science Academy offered at BSU


The Center for the Advancement of STEM Education at Bridgewater State University is offering its annual Summer Science Academy of week long programs for middle and high school students throughout the month of July.

The program allows students to work as scientists and is designed to inspire students about science while providing them with the foundations necessary for further scientific exploration.

Programs offered for middle school students include: xSTREAM Adventures, Forensics Institute of Bridgewater and Whale of a Mystery. High school students will have options for Biotech Career Rotations I: Real-world techniques to answer real-world problems; So you want to be what? Exploring careers in medical sciences; and Biotech Career Rotations II: Real-world techniques to answer real-world problems.

Three sessions will be offered – July 11-15, July 18-22 and July 25-29. The program fee of $400 a week is for students entering grades 6 to 8, while students entering grades 9 to12 will be assessed a program fee of $490 per week. The fee, which covers all course expenses including lab supplies and materials, does not include lunch or transportation. A limited number of needs-based scholarships are also available.

The middle school academy will be offered daily from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., with afternoons encompassing extracurricular activities and final presentations. The high school sessions will run Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For more information, visit http://microsites.bridgew.edu/case/summer-science-programs or contact Maura Whittemore at mwhittemore@bridgew.edu or 508.531.2575.

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