High School Science Opportunities for Students
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For rising 9th to current 12th graders Monday – Friday, June 19-23, 2017 June 19th – 22st, Spruce Knob Mountain Center in Circleville, WV June 23, Kayak Trip on the North Fork of the Shenandoah River in Shenandoah County, VA Cost: $75.00 per participant This camp is funded by support from the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund. This summer enrichment environmental education experience will focus on the Shenandoah River and the Appalachian Mountains as part of the Chesapeake Bay Watershed. This program is designed to increase awareness of the Chesapeake Bay’s connection to the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and their tributaries and the issues surrounding their current and future health. Students will learn about environmental issues, water issues, scientific reasoning and investigation, problem solving & stewardship of our natural resources.
JMU Saturday Morning Physics. For the seventh year running, the Physics and Astronomy Department in collaboration with the Office of Outreach and Engagement at James Madison University cordially invite high-school students and science teachers to take part in an engaging enrichment program developed in a sequence of 5 easy-to-follow scientific exploration events. For 5 Saturdays, January 28-February 25, 2017 from 9am-12pm, students will learn about topics such as, Black holes, and the Physics of Planet Hunting. More information and registration can be found athttp://www.jmu.edu/outreach/programs/all/saturday-morning-physics/registration.shtml Enrollment is limited to 50 spots for a fee of $50.00 for all 5 Saturdays. Juniors and Seniors can apply to receive 1 college credit upon completion of the program and teachers may also receive CEU’s. Registration deadline is January 16,2017. Don’t miss out on this enriching opportunity for students and teachers alike!
College of Science at Virginia Tech is hosting a Nano Camp for rising 9th through 12th graders in early August. The cost of the camp is $200 (with assistance available if necessary) for the three-day, two-night camp and will include all meals and snacks, a t-shirt, supplies for all activities, a backpack, and a water bottle. For your reference, here is the website for more information, including the schedule and registration link: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/nanocamp/index.html.
Information about the National Youth Science Camp and an application may be obtained at the National Youth Science Camp Web site. The application must be submitted through the NYSC Web site by March 1, 2017.
|Sophomores - The Virginia Space Coast Scholars (VSCS) is a program for High School Sophomores focusing on the science, engineering, and technology integral to current missions at NASA Wallops Flight Facility and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport. This dynamic (and FREE) program, designed by the Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC), inspires students who possess technical and/or scientific interests and are motivated to learn about the many different opportunities that NASA offers. The program features two key elements: 1.) a dynamic on-line science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experience featuring five modules; and 2.) a seven-day residential Summer Academy at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island, VA, where scholars will learn first hand from NASA professionals and their partners about the latest, cutting edge technologies and missions.|
Summer Residential Governor's Mentorship in Engineering
Dr. Margee Greenfield
Summer Residential Governor's Mentorship in Marine Science
Dr. Margee Greenfield
Summer Residential Governor's School for Agriculture
Dr. Curtis Friedel, Virginia Tech (0343)
Summer Residential Governor's School for Mathematics, Science and Technology
Dr. Steve Smith, CSCS*D, RSCC, USAW
Summer Residential Governor's School for Medicine and Health Sciences
Smithsonian Internships must be 16 or older
JMU Space Camp - 2nd grade - 8th grade
VT Summer Bridge program - for seniors going to VA Tech the next year
Virginia Tech , supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, is offering a three week Summer Bridge Program to select entering freshmen majoring in the physical and quantitative sciences. Students will form a living learning community through shared coursework, gain preparation for undergraduate research, and benefit from personal advising, academic and career support. This program culminates in Hokie Camp at Smith Mountain Lake.
BLAST! - current 8th & 9th
BLAST will offer a dynamic three-day residential summer experience on the campus of Virginia Tech (VT) and the University of Virginia (UVA) in the summer of 2014. Through innovative hands-on experiences taught by faculty members and staff, students will explore the fun and excitement of STEM while residing on a college campus. BLAST is geared to students who may have an interest in STEM or an underlying aptitude for STEM academics, but have not yet discovered the excitement of STEM.
Computer Camps at William and Marry
In 1999, our independent family company set out to reinvent “camp” for the 21st century. Today, we’re the number #1 tech camp on the planet. Our summer technology programs for kids and teens are held at over 80 prestigious universities throughout the U.S., including the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. For teens ages 13-18, we also offer intensive 2-week, pre-college iD Tech Academies at select universities. We guarantee a maximum of 8 students per instructor for personalized learning, and use the best brand name products from industry leaders like Adobe®, Apple®, Autodesk®, Google, and Microsoft®. Innovative courses. Your pace. Your internalDrive.
Virginia Space Flight Academy
All programs are a mixture of excitement and fun, with hands-on experiences. Come and meet new friends and enjoy the adventure of learning about space.
Career Exploration Program
[Students Grades 9-12 & Higher Education]
The Career Exploration Program is an internship experience offered at NASA's Johnson Space Center and White Sands Test Facility to high school, undergraduate and graduate students in science, engineering and business fields. Internships range from 10 weeks to a year long.
Human Exploration Rover Challenge
[Students Grades 9-Higher Education]
The Human Exploration Rover Challenge is an annual competition for students to design well-crafted vehicles to manipulate rugged simulated terrain at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.
Middle School Science Opportunities for Students
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Students applying to FCSEC should meet the following criteria:
- Ages 9-13 before August 1, 2017
- Enjoy learning
- A/B students interested in creative, hands-on, interactive learning
- Well-behaved in classroom settings
UVA SEAS Academy summer camp for rising 6th -8th Participants will enjoy one week of interactive activities and classes with UVA's professors and graduate students from the School of Engineering, who will introduce them to various disciplines, including aerospace, biomedical, chemical, civil, computer science, electrical, environmental, materials, and mechanical engineering.
Space Explorers Summer Camps: BE the Scientist! 2nd - 8th grade
The John C. Wells Planetarium is excited to announce two week-long Space Explorer summer camps for rising students in 2nd grade to 8th grade! Both camps are led by Shanil Virani, Director of the John C. Wells Planetarium and faculty member in the Department of Physics & Astronomy. Our full-day Space Explorers camp will be held July 17–21, 2017 for rising fifth-, sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. Our half-day camp for elementary school students -- rising 2nd to 4th graders -- will be be held July 24–28, 2017. Parents can choose either a morning camp or an afternoon camp. All camps will take place and make extensive use of the John C. Wells Planetarium, a $2M, state-of-the-art, hybrid planetarium!
...And Something for Everyone
JMU's Free shows at the Well's Planetarium on Saturday's at 2:30 (younger audience) and 3:30 (middle school and up)