Monday, April 1, 2019

Summer Science Academy at BSU

The Center for Advancement of STEM Education (CASE) is offering a four-day Summer Science Academy to area students entering grades 4-12. Courses will be held at the Dana Mohler-Faria Science and Mathematics Center (24 Park Ave.) and other locations, including outdoors.

I speak for the Trees will run from July 8-12, 2019 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. or 1:30- 4:30 p.m., and is a program for students entering grades 4 and 5. In this program, students will examine climate change and create an outreach pamphlet that not only explains their research but suggests changes that everyone can make to better planet Earth. Registration deadline is June 25, 2019.

Forensics Institute of Bridgewater will run from July 8-12, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and is for students entering grades 6 through 8. In this program, students will work as crime scene analysts to solve a “case.” Students will gather evidence from a simulated crime scene and learn how to collect and analyze fingerprints, perform blood type analysis, and use DNA fingerprinting. Registration deadline is June 25, 2019.

Shipwrecked: Exploring the STEM of Maritime Archaeology will run from July 15-19, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and is for students entering grades 6 through 8. In this program, students will learn how scientists explore, study, and map shipwrecks and other artifacts by applying concepts, methods, and technology used in the field. Registration deadline is July 2, 2019.

A Whale of a Mystery will run from July 22-26, 2019 from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., and is for students entering grades 6 through 8. In this program, students will work in groups to solve a mystery related to the hunting of an endangered whale species. Students will learn about the natural history of whales and conduct laboratory research using state of the art technology and techniques used in the field. Registration deadline is July 9, 2019.

Cancer in Context will run from July 15-19, 2019 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and is for students entering grades 9 through 12. In this program, students will explore the many questions related to cancer and perform experiments such as microscopy, gene microarray, and gel electrophoresis. Registration deadline is July 2, 2019.

Biotech Career Rotation: Biotech, Health and the Environment will run from July 22-26, 2019 from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and is for students entering grades 9 through 12. In this program, previously titled Biotech II, students will explore how biotechnology impacts our lives across a range of disciplines related to health and the environment. Registration deadline is July 9, 2019.

Program fees range from $200-$500 and cover course expenses including lab supplies and materials. Lunch and transportation are not included in fees. For more information and to register, visit https://microsites.bridgew.edu/case/summer-science-programs or contact Maura Whittemore at 508.531.2575.

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