||Schofield Hall 218|
||Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004|
UW-Eau Claire Science Institute|
To Run June 21-July 2
MAILED: June 23, 1999|
Complete with laser beams, calculators and test tubes, the 20th annual Science Institute is being held on the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire campus June 21-July 2.
The institute is designed to provide opportunities for exceptional students to explore a science or science related topic intensively for a two-week period.
More than 200 participants, ages 12-16, interact with other students who have similar interests as well as specialists in the fields of science, math and computers.
The institute offers 12 courses on subjects including electronics, astronomy, chemistry, programming in C++, physics, geology, physiology, computer architecture and veterinary medicine. Each course includes 50 hours of instruction and is taught by university faculty and staff with teaching assistants.
The courses allow students to learn about the methodology of scientific investigation in the laboratory and field, to use scientific techniques and instruments and to apply the knowledge they gain.
Most students live on campus and participate in after-class activities such as sports, excursions, crafts and cultural events. The students are given a university e-mail address and have access to university computers and the library during the institute.
For more information on this and future institutes, contact the Arts and Sciences Continuing Education office at (715) 836-2031 or 836-5916.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: June 23, 1999