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Science Camps For High School Students

Stephanie Said:

Do you know of any prestigious science camps,particularly for some type of astronomy/cosmology/astrophysics?

We Answered:

NASA has summer programs for high school students, (NASA summer school) and NASA Huntsville has space camp (although that's more for younger kids, I think). Smith College has summer science programs for high school girls, but it's not just astronomy, it also includes things like genetics and engineering.

Chester Said:

Is there a good Science or Meteorology camp for high school students in the northeast?

We Answered:

I was just sent this yesterday - not sure if this is what you are looking for or not:

2009 SUMMER PROGRAMS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

FREE!! MIT announces its MITES Program, (Minority Introduction to
Engineering and Science), a challenging 6 week summer program that
prepares promising rising seniors for careers in engineering and
science. If you are selected, all educational, housing, meals and
activity costs are covered. You must, however, pay for your own
transportation to and from MIT. To apply, go to
http://web.mit.edu/mites/www/about/overv…
Deadline is February 2.

GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Science & Engineering Apprenticeship
program (summer) Applications due: Feb. 27, 2009 - This program places
academically talented high school students (at least 16 yrs old,
sophomores/ juniors) with interest in science & math in Dept. of Defense
laboratories for an 8-wk period over the summer. This is an invaluable
experience in the world of scientific research, with hands-on exposure
to scientific and engineering practices. It is a paid apprenticeship
($2,000) and the students are assigned a scientist or engineer as their
mentor. To apply online or get more information about the program:
http://www.gwseap.net/default.asp.
<>http://www.usaeop.com./> Students must submit their transcript (minimum
GPA 3.0) and teacher recommendation to the program director for
consideration and daily transportation is the student's responsibility.
Program runs from June 22 - August 14, 2009.


FREE!! The National Center for Health Marketing's Global Health
Odyssey Museum is pleased to offer the 2009 CDC Disease Detective Camp
(DDC). DDC is an academic day camp for students who will be high school
juniors and seniors during the 2009-2010 school year. Campers will take
on the roles of disease detectives and learn how CDC safeguards the
nation's health. The camp will be offered twice from June 22-26 and July
13-17. For more info and to apply to go
www.cdc.gov/gcc/exhibit/camp.htm. Deadline is April 20.

NASA sponsors the National Space Club Scholars Program, a 6 week summer
internship at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. It is open to students
who will be 16 years old and have completed the 10th grade by June 2009,
have demonstrated high academic success, and have an interest in space
science or engineering as a career. Applicants must be U.S. citizens.
Applications are available in the Career Center or online at
http://education.gsfc.nasa.gov/pages/pla… Apply now! The
application must be postmarked by February 17, 2009.

University of Maryland, College Park: Women in Engineering, E2@UMD, July
12-18 or July 19-25; rising juniors and seniors. Go to
www.wie.umd.edu/precollege or call 301-405-3283.
University of Maryland Young Scholars Program targets rising juniors and
seniors who have a strong academic record and a desire to excel to
experience college life while earning three academic credits. 14 courses
are offered for three weeks from July 12 – 31, 2009. Visit
www.ysp.umd.edu/pr.

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