Friday, May 12, 2017

Summer Science Academy at BSU

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

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 students entering grades 9-12 include: So, You Want to be What? Exploring Careers in Medical Sciences, July 10-14; Biotech Career Rotations I: Real-world Techniques to Answer Real-world Problems, July 17-21; and Biotech Career Rotations II: Real-world Techniques to Answer Real-world Problems, July 24-28.

Classes run Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Fridays, the program runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. followed by final presentations to which family and friends are invited.

The program fee of $490 a week covers all course expenses including lab supplies and materials. The fee does not include lunch or transportation. A limited number of needs-based scholarships are available.

For students entering grades 6-8 in the fall, programs are: Enduring Everest: An Engineering Challenge, July 10-14; Shipwrecked: Exploring the STEM of Marine Archaeology, July 17-21; and Forensics Institute at Bridgewater, July 24-28.

Classes for middle school students run Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., followed by final presentations. A program fee of $400 a week covers all courses expenses including lab supplies and materials, but does not include lunch or transportation.

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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