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University Test Prep SAT/ACT Summer Institutes
USC Columbia

June 23-26
July 21-24
July 28-31
USC Sumter
July 21-24
USC Aiken
July 28-31
USC Beaufort/Hilton Head
August 4-7

All courses include 20 Hours of in classroom instruction Experienced Test Prep Instructors, Textbooks, Workbook, Lunch.  For more information go to www.saeu.sc.edu/testing 


Summer Marine Lab Experience for High School Students
June 24-30, 2014  -  USC Wrigley Marine Science Center, Catalina Island, CA

  • Entering 9th, 10th or 11th grade in Fall 2014
  • Write an essay or submit video of yourself explaining why you would like to attend, why you are a good candidate and how you will share what you have learned with others.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation
  • Complete the application found here .
  • Please submit the entire application packet, including letter, essay or video, photo of yourself to seagrant@usc.edu or fax to 213-740-5936 or mail to 3616 Trousdale Parkway, AHF 252, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0373
  • All costs are covered!!!
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE MARCH 21, 2014
  • For more information please contact Linda Chilton at lchilton@usc.edu or 213-740-1965. 


Boston University Investigative Journalism Workshop

The New England Center for Investigative Reporting, based at Boston University's College of Communication, is again offering a unique
Investigative Journalism Workshop this summer. This program, now in its sixth year, would be a perfect fit for students who are interested in journalism or writing. Nearly 100 students from 23 states and six countries attended last summer's workshop, and we are expecting even more students in 2014.

Our three, two-week workshops will begin on June 30. During each session, students participate in seminars and work alongside BU faculty and award-winning local and national journalists on investigative stories that could be published on the center's website or in regional and national publications. Students will live on the BU campus and gain hands-on experience in investigative reporting while developing critical thinking and writing skills.


For more information please click here.  Deadline is March 31, 2014. 

Darla Moore School of Business-Summer 2014
The Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina is pleased to announce the acceptance of applications for the 2014 Business at Moore summer program.  This is scheduled for June 21-27 at the USC campus.  For more information and for the application click HERE.
Application deadline:  March 7, 2014

Furman presents the EMERGING PUBLIC LEADERS PROGRAM.
Summer 2014
This is a great program for rising high school seniors who want to get involved and make a difference in the world.  Emerging Public Leaders program is an exciting service-oriented leadership that offers a series of experiences that enable students to become public leaders in both domestic and international arenas.  During the week, participants attend workshops and lectures that prepare them to plan and implement a service project addressing a specific need within their own communities.

For more information please go to riley.furman.edu


CAROLINA MASTER SCHOLARS PRESENTS "ADVENTURE SERIOUS 2014"
University of South Carolina

The Carolina Master Scholars at the University of South Carolina are looking for students to join them in their quest for fun and adventure.  Only the most exceptional students are willing to answer the call.  The challenges are great, but the rewards are even greater.

  • Adventures in Medicine - Cardiology (Grade Rising 10-12)
  • Adventures in Medicine:  Functional Anatomy (Grade Rising 10-12)
  • Adventures in Pharmacy (Grade Rising 9-12)
  • Adventures in Neuroscience (Grade Rising 9-12)
  • Adventures in Forensic Science (Grade Rising 9-12)
  • Aviation-Learn to Fly, Be a Pilot (Grade Rising 9-12)
  • and many more.........................

Please visit http://saeu.sc.edu/adventures for more information.

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OCEAN ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE
No program for Summer 2014, check later for 2015...

The Ocean Engineering Experience (OEX) summer academic program is a weeklong opportunity for students entering 11th or 12th grade. OEX participants gain in-depth experience in the field of ocean engineering through hands-on design and fabrication experiences as they live, eat, study, and work together on the MIT campus, aiming to solve a real-world engineering challenge.

Each year, OEX participants are challenged to design and fabricate a marine vehicle or structure. Students are divided into teams to design mechanical and electrical systems, present and defend their design choices, and finally fabricate, test, and troubleshoot their designs. The program culminates in a public demonstration and presentation of the project.

Throughout the week, students attend lectures, take part in tours and field trips, and participate in labs and lessons that support and inform their work. Topics, which focus on ocean engineering design and fabrication, include circuits and electronics, microcontrollers and computer programming, mechanical design and assembly, and the challenges of working in marine environments.

Partial tuition and travel scholarships are available.

For more information go to 

http://seagrant.mit.edu/oex.php

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FURMAN SUMMER SCHOLARS

Led by some of Furman's favorite professors, Summer Scholars gives you the opportunity to learn the way Furman students do - through collaboration with their peers and professors both in and outside the classroom. 

Challenge your mind, make new friends, and have fun while taking part in lectures, discussions, debates, laboratory reserach, field trips, group and individual projects, and so much more!

Two sessions:
July 6-12 and July 13-19

Cost: 
One week session:  $1200
Two week session:  $2,200 ($200 savings)

Application deadline:  April 15, 2014

Sign up at www.engagefurman.com

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  •  USC Upstate/BMW Manufacturing Academic Outreach Camp

The USC Upstate/BMW Manufacturing Academic Outreach Camp will introduce students to exciting and real world applications of mathematics, statistics and physics. In addition, their team work and leadership skills will be honed and improved.

Students will gain hands-on experience in learning and applying Lean and Six Sigma tools to computerized challenges, physical simulations, case studies, and teaching games.

Students will also have the opportunity to meet with professionals using these tools and skills as part of their careers, and will have a chance to participate in an in-depth tour of BMW. They’ll even get a chance to improve their driving skills behind the wheel of a BMW vehicle.

Highlights of the camp 

  • Tour of the BMW manufacturing facility in Greer
  • Safe driving class at BMW Performance Center
  • Attend Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement Class taught by BMW quality engineers
  • Tour the USC Upstate campus and learn about scholarship opportunities

Students will gain . . . 

  • An appreciation of how a BMW vehicle is manufactured
  • Experience driving a BMW at the BMW Performance Center
  • Insight into process improvement techniques at BMW
  • Exposure to the Lean Six Sigma process that many world class companies are using
  • Understanding of the basic tools of process improvement

What type of students are we looking for? 

  • Demonstrated ability in math and science
  • Interested in studying math and science

Eligibility requirements 

  • Rising high school senior in Greenville or Spartanburg County
  • Letter of recommendation from high school guidance counselor or teacher
  • Valid SC driver’s license

How do I apply? 

  • Complete an application and return it to the Office of Admissions
  • Submit high school transcripts and PSAT, SAT or ACT scores
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from your high school guidance counselor or teacher
  • Deadline to apply is March 17, 2014
  • Students will be selected to participate in the camp by a selection committee

Is there any cost for the camp? 

  • Lunch and snacks will be provided
  • No cost to students

Click here for more information or to apply.

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  • Clemson - Summer Science and Academic Enrichment Program

Fore more information go to  http://www.clemson.edu/summer/summer-science/index.html

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  • Interested in the Medical Field, then you should apply to the MedEx Academy.  Greenville Hospital System offers a wonderful opportunity for students to learn more about health careers by participating in activities with many of GHS Medical Professionals.  Here are the requirements:

·         Complete online application (application form, essay, school transcript, letters of references, permission slips signed, etc.). 

·         Maintain at least a 2.75 GPA 

·         Rank in the top 1/3 of students from your school 

·         Be a Greenville County public, private, or home school student 

·         Students should:

o    Adhere to direction

o    Have effective verbal, nonverbal, and written communication skills

o    Exhibit desire to learn

o    Exhibit professionalism

o    Work well with others

o    Have reliable transportation

TIMELINE:

TIMELINE 

·         October 15, 2013: Online application available. Go here for online application:

https://www.ghs.org/FormBuilder/Forms.aspx?formid=57523&sid=1

·         January 17, 2014: Application deadline for high school students

·         March: Interviews: The interview will garner insight into the applicant’s level of maturity, understanding of the MedEx Academy, and ability to communicate. The interview uses standardized questions and a uniform rating system designed to understand the applicant’s communication skills, empathy for others, social and self-awareness, problem-solving abilities, motivation, commitment, integrity, coping skills, and fit with the MedEx Academy’s mission and vision.

·         April 17, 2014: Selection complete/acceptance letters sent

·         June: Clearance pre-requisites completed by students

·         July 7: Tier 1 experience begins

For an application to be considered complete, all of the forms must be submitted by the application deadline. 

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  • Washington University in St. Louis

 Experience Washington University the summer after your sophomore or junior year!
            
            High School Summer Scholars Program (5 weeks, credit)

o        Enroll in two college courses for credit, transferable to most accredited   universities.

o        Develop academic skills through our specialized seminars to give you a head start toward your college career.

o        Live in a residence hall and enjoy social and cultural opportunities with other scholars from around the world.

   
High School Summer Institutes (3 weeks, noncredit)
                    

o        Explore an area of interest under the guidance of Washington University instructors. 

o        Live on campus and gain valuable academic experience.

o        Choose from one of our three institutes:  Writing Institute, Pre-Medical Institute, and Photojournalism Institute.

For more information and application materials, visit:
                    
summerexperiences.wustl.edu                                               

or contact :  summerexperiences@wustl.edu ; 866-209-0691 (toll-free)___________________________________________________________________________  

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Learn and Build Experience for ages 16-18.

Are you interested in:

  • Traveling and experiencing a new community?
  • Learning more about poverty housing and the ways you can get involved in your community?
  • Working alongside fellow volunteers to build decent and affordable housing?
  • Building relationships with dedicated youths from across the country?
  • Developing your leadership and teamwork skills?
  • Getting plugged into a network of thousands of youths passionate about Habitat for Humanity?

Click here for more information or see your Guidance Counselor.