From analyzing the microbiology in a sample of the Cherry Creek to studying the physics of roller coasters at Elitch Gardens Theme and Water Park, middle-school kids in Metro State’s Summer Science Institute explore fun applications of math and science in an exciting, hands-on, team-oriented atmosphere.
In Summer Science Institute 2011, Metro State faculty will teach morning and afternoon classes in an integrated setting, based on Colorado content standards. The sessions, held on the Auraria Campus, are four hours per day (either morning or afternoon) for two weeks. Students will be provided lunch each day, and a day-long field trip to Elitch's will conclude each session.
The first session is already full, but the sessions that still have space are as follows:
- June 20-July 1
- July 5-15
- July 18-29
The cost is $300 per two-week session. Need-based scholarships are available.
The institute is run by the Metro State’s Center for Mathematics, Science and Environmental Education, established and directed by mathematics professor Larry Johnson in 1993 to serve Colorado schools by offering programs and services in math, science and environmental education. The Summer Science Institute has served more than 2,000 students since it started in 1999.
For more information or to register, go to the Summer Science Institute website or read the brochure. For questions, call 303-556-4519 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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