MAILED: May 11, 2001
EAU CLAIRE—The University of
Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s Continuing Education will offer the 22nd
annual Science Institute July 30-Aug. 3 for youth ages 12-16.
The program is designed to provide opportunities for
exceptional students to explore a science or science-related topic intensively
for a one-week period. Students will learn about the knowledge bases of their
courses, the methodology of scientific investigation in the laboratory and
field, how to use scientific techniques and instruments, and how to apply the
knowledge they gain.
The courses offered include “Mastering Web
Development”; “Introduction to Linux”; “21st Century
Cartography”; “Hazards to Your Health: Air, Food, Pests and More”;
“Cradle to Grave Perspectives: Site Contamination Investigation”;
“Geology”; and “Psychology: The Science of Behavior.” A variety of
after-class activities, including sports, crafts and cultural events will be
offered as part of the institute experience.
Students who are at or near the 90th
percentile in math and science on standardized tests and are recommended by a
science or mathematics teacher, coordinator for gifted/talented or a counselor
are qualified to attend.
Registration deadline is Friday, May 25. Cost is $525 for
class and residential fees or $200 for class only.
Contact Kim Nimsgern at (715) 836-3636 for more
information or to obtain an application.
Janice B. Wisner
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: May 11, 2001