Tuesday, September 5, 2017

STEM Opportunity for Current 8th Grade Students--Duke's Saturday SENSOR Academy

Here's an incredible opportunity for 8th grade students interested in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Duke University is hosting a Saturday SENSOR Academy. Learn more about the program and the requirements to apply:

What? Hands-on education program to encourage careers in
science and engineering by engaging 8th grade underrepresented
minority students in materials science and water quality testing.
Goals? • Introduce students to careers in engineering and
• Teach engineering design by applying sensors to water
quality testing.
• Create network for pursuit of advanced degrees in
science and engineering.
Who? Students entering 8th grade Fall 2017. Instructors from
Duke and NCSU engage students in materials-related engineering
design activities, sensor experiments and mathematics exercises.
When? 12 Saturday sessions (Sep 2017- Apr 2018), plus field trip
to Eno River State Park.
Where? Duke University Campus.

Requirements to Apply:
1) Eligibility – Underrepresented minority, rising 8th graders enrolled in Durham Public Schools.
2) Attendance – Student participants must be available and have transportation to attend Saturday Academy sessions (morning and early afternoon – 13 Saturdays during the 2017-2018 academic year). Transportation to and from Duke will not be provided. In addition, there will be a field trip to the Eno River State Park at the program’s end with transportation provided.
3) Application Submission – Applications are accepted on a continuous basis through September 11, 2017

Visit https://stiffrobertslab.pratt.duke.edu/sensor-saturday-academy for more information and an application.

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