(April 24, 2013-Sparkill, New York) St. Thomas Aquinas College will be offering a premier science/math enrichment program this summer for students who will be entering the 7th or 8th grade in September 2013.
This program is designed to give potential young scientists the opportunity to develop their interest in the practices of scientific inquiry by: working in newly renovated, state-of-the-art college science labs; using appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze and interpret data; thinking critically and logically; communicating scientific procedures and explanations; and using mathematics in scientific exploration.
This year’s program will focus on forensic science investigations and will consist of two parts. Part I will be a two-week introduction to forensic science. Part II will be a one-week, advanced forensic program. Students must complete the first course to be accepted into the advanced course. Students who completed the introductory course in summer 2012 are welcome to apply to the advanced program this year. College faculty, qualified pre-service teachers, and volunteers from the forensic science club will be leading these programs.
Introduction to Forensic Science: July 22 – August 1st, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Advanced Forensic Science: August 5th – 8th, Monday through Thursday from 9:00 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.
Where: St. Thomas Aquinas College. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the program. Families will receive further information on the specific location within the college upon students’ acceptance into the program.
Cost: A non-refundable fee of $375.00 (for Introduction to Forensic Science) and/or $250.00 (for Advanced Forensic Science) will be required after a student is accepted into the program. Do not send any checks with the application.
This is an inclusive program that is open to all students who will be entering the 7th or 8th grade in September 2013. Application forms (to be completed by a parent/guardian) and teacher referral forms (to be completed by the student’s current science teacher) must be completed and returned to St. Thomas Aquinas College by May 24th. Parents will be notified by June 1st if their child has been accepted or not accepted into the program. The number of students accepted into these programs is limited. You may either submit your application online or mail a hard copy to the address shown on the application form which can be found through the STAC website on the School of Education webpage under News and Events at http://www.stac.edu/schools/