Summer Academy Programs for High School Students
New for 2013!
Eager to get hands-on experience in science? Interested in exploring science in more depth? Looking for interaction with leading area educators?
High school student? Then the STEM Academy is for you! Keep reading!
K-8 student? Click here for the Hope Science Camps
June 10-14, 2013
This academy will engage students in doing “hands-on” science. Participants will learn the science needed to answer questions about the local watershed through active inquiry. Throughout the academy, participants will interact with scientists and undergraduate researchers who are studying the local watershed to learn how they are applying their STEM expertise to understand the watershed and help the local community address issues of concern. Academy students will work in teams to identify a question they will address during the academy within the context of available resources and time. They will design and conduct experiments to help them answer their questions and analyze the results. On the final day of the program, the groups will give a formal presentation of their results to their peers, program leaders and community members, including Hope College scientists and science educators from the Outdoor Discovery Center.
Nuclear Forensics Investigations
June 10-14, 2013
Wonder how scientists work backwards to uncover mysteries? Do science experiments leave traces that can be followed? Follow case studies in nuclear forensics to learn hands-on science exploration techniques in physics and chemistry. Students will explore a range of topics including measuring ionizing radiation from various sources, radiation of everyday sources, and gamma spectroscopy. Through scenarios based on historical events, students analyze radioactive clues to determine what occurred and what further action could be taken. They will then conduct investigations to a scenario in which nuclear forensics experts use nuclear chronometry in a real world setting.
Open to all students completing grades 9-12.
Camps run Monday – Friday, 9am -3pm at Hope College.
$25 per Academy. Grant scholarships cover remaining $150
Lunch provided to campers.
Email Susan Ipri Brown at email@example.com with any questions.
Thanks to Hope College Howard Hughes Medical Institute Program, the Outdoor Discovery Center, the Michigan Space Grant Consortium and the Michigan chapter of the Amerian Physical Society for their generous support of scholarships for these academies!