BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Proving that kids aren’t the only ones allowed to have fun over the summer, Florida Atlantic University this morning is announcing a summer science program open to teens and adults.
Here are the details direct from FAU:
Florida Atlantic University’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Science has opened registration for the inaugural “Summer Science Institute” and continuing education courses in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and pre-professional health care subjects.
The “Summer Science Institute” for youth ages 11 through 17 will be offered in two, four-week sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on June 19 through July 12 and July 17 through August 9on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, 777 Glades Road. The Institute is a non-credit academic program specifically designed to meet the intellectual and cognitive needs of high-performing middle and high school students interested in discovering the world of science. The program uses a problem-based learning model to develop students’ critical thinking skills and draws from a broad range of disciplines within the sciences to maximize the potential of interdisciplinary science studies.
Class sizes are small, and students will participate in hands-on research projects and will have exposure to laboratories and expert scientists. Cost for the “Summer Science Institute” is $800 per session, which includes lunch and a T-shirt, plus a $50 application fee. The selection process for the “Summer Science Institute” is competitive, and space is limited. Upon registration for the “Summer Science Institute,” students ages 14 through 17 will have an option to register for afternoon courses as well.
Continuing education courses will take place from March through April and will cover topics such as CPR, EKG, “Interview Boot Camp,” forensic science, “Medical School 101,” introduction to medical skills and dentistry, the history of science, “The Science and Motion of Tennis Workshop,” and wildlife photography. The courses are open FAU faculty, staff and students and to the public. Costs for each class vary.
The College of Science recently formed a continuing education office to address the needs of a diverse society through science and health care awareness. The office’s mission is to promote lifelong learning opportunities that will enhance the individual, the university and the community.
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