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spacerSummer STEM Enrichment Program Forensic Science 2014

St. Thomas Aquinas College will be offering a premier science/math enrichment program this summer for students who will be entering the 6th, 7th or 8th grade in September 2014. This program is designed to give potential young scientists the opportunity to develop their interests in the practices of scientific inquiry by:

  1. Working in newly renovated, state-of-the-art college science labs
  2. Using appropriate tools and techniques to gather, analyze and interpret data
  3. Thinking critically and logically
  4. Communicating scientific procedures and explanations
  5. Using mathematics in scientific exploration

This year’s program will focus on forensic science investigations. Students will have the opportunity to analyze soil, hair and fiber samples, blood splatter patterns, fingerprints, and more. Students will be working in small groups supervised by college faculty from the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the School of Teacher Education. Students will learn basic lab skills and then have an opportunity to solve an actual “Who Did It?” case. Qualified preservice teachers and volunteers from the forensic science club will also assist with supervision and instruction. As part of the registration fee, students will receive a lab coat, goggles, a program t-shirt, and a certificate of completion.

When:
 July 21-25, Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 3:30.

Where: St. Thomas Aquinas College, 125 Route 340, Sparkill, NY. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from the program. Families will receive further information on the specific location within the college upon acceptance into the program. Students are required to bring their own lunches and beverage. Please be considerate to fellow campers with severe allergies, and bring a peanut-free, nut-free lunch.  Students are also asked to bring a cell phone (to document evidence) and a flash drive (to store their final presentation for the “Who Did It”? activity).

Cost: A non-refundable fee of $400 ($350 for early bird registration before April 15th) will be required with registration.

This is an inclusive program that is open to all students who will be entering the 6th,7th or 8th grade in September 2014.  Application forms may be completed on line.  Only a limited number of students can be accepted so parents are urged to apply as early as possible. Checks should be mailed directly to:

         Paula Hughes
         School of Education
         St. Thomas Aquinas College
         125 Route 340
         Sparkill, NY 10976

Please put your child’s name on the check.

For more information, you may contact Dr. Suzanne Reynolds at sreynold@stac.edu.

 

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