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Duke University Youth Programs: Summer 2016

Duke Youth Programs is a part of Duke University Continuing Studies and has provided summer academic enrichment for academically motivated youth for over 30 years. Each summer approximately 650 youth from around the nation and world, representing some 22 states and 5 different countries, attend one of our summer programs.

Our camps open for registration on December 1st! We offer 13 different programs for students from grades 6-11. All programs seek to engage learners in innovative, interactive, transformative learning experiences. Co-curricular social and recreational activities are carefully planned and delivered to complement the instructional day. The camp “learning community” approaches learning as a shared responsibility among students, instructors, and counselors.

Register for our summer programs!

For more information on how to register for our programs, please visit our website at www.learnmore.duke.edu/youth. You can also contact our office by sending an email to [email protected] or giving us a call at (919) 684-2827

Engineering Scholars Program at Embry-Riddle

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will institute a seven-week summer scholars program for selected Volusia County high school students that is designed to focus the students on science, engineering, mathematics and physics coursework while in high school, to choose such a program as part of their college course of study, and to choose a career in those fields. Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive six semester hours at Embry-Riddle and one weighted elective credit at their home high school. Students who successfully complete the courses may also qualify for a scholarship to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University should they decide to attend ERAU.

  • To be eligible, students must:
    • Be a rising senior (summer between the junior and senior year)
    • Have a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Have completed Mathematical Analysis or higher-level math course
      • MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS (1201300/INA)
      • PRE-CALCULUS (1202340/IOD)
      • CALCULUS (1202300/IOA)
      • ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS AB (1202310/IOB)
      • ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS BC (1202320/IOC)
      • IB MATH ANALYSIS (1201320/INC)
      • IB STATISTICS AND INTRODUCTORY DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS  (1210310/IWB)
      • IB PRE-CALCULUS (1202375/IOL)
      • IB CALCULUS AND DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS (1202810/ION )
    • Have good attendance and discipline record
    • Have minimum Test scores on SAT or ACT
  1.  SAT: Reading 440 Math 440
  2.  ACT: Reading 18 Writing 17 Math 21
  3.  PERT: Reading 104 Writing  99 Math 113
  • Be recommended by the high school principal or designee

For more information, please see your school counselor!

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS)

The Yale Young Global Scholars Program (YYGS) is an academic and leadership-development program for talented high school students. YYGS is administered and hosted by Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and our two-week residential sessions in June, July, and August draw students together from all over the world.

Students currently in U.S. grades 10 and 11 (or international equivalents) are eligible to apply. Admission is competitive, and we look for students with strong academic preparation, intellectual ability, and leadership potential, as well as students who will be active and engaged in the YYGS community. Need-based scholarships are available. 


Summer 2016 applications are now available online and are due February 11.

Session 1 | Politics, Law, & Economics | June 19 - July 2
Session 2 | Applied Science & Engineering | July 19 - July 2

Session 3 | International Affairs & Security | July 8 - July 21
Session 4 | Biological & Biomedical Science | July 8 - July 21

Session 5 | Technology, Innovation, & Entrepreneurship | July 26 - August 8
?Session 6 | Sustainability, Energy, & Environment | July 26 - August 8

Each session is interdisciplinary, and features lectures and discussions with distinguished Yale faculty, elective seminars on a wide variety of topics, small-group projects tailored to students' interests, and complementary activities such as simulations, career discussions, and tours of Yale.

For more information: globalscholars.yale.edu

Engineering Scholars Program at Embry-Riddle (ESPER)

What is the Engineering Scholars Program at Embry-Riddle?

 

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will institute a seven-week summer scholars program for selected Volusia County high school students that is designed to focus the students on science, engineering, mathematics and physics coursework while in high school, to choose such a program as part of their college course of study, and to choose a career in those fields.

 Upon successful completion of the program, students will receive six semester hours at Embry-Riddle and one weighted elective credit at their home high school.

 Up to twenty-five high school juniors with a focus on minorities will be selected to receive a scholarship from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for a seven-week summer program.  

 Orientation will be Wednesday June 29th, 2016.  Classes will be June 30 – August 11, 2016 with final exams on August 13, 2016.  at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Daytona Beach campus.

 The scholarship will cover the entire cost of tuition and fees. Volusia County Schools will cover the cost of books for the three introductory engineering courses which are designed to motivate and encourage the student’s decision towards a career in engineering, science, mathematics, and physics.   Students will also be mentored and advised by faculty and student mentors, enjoy course-based lab experiences, have access to the university facilities, and interact with college students pursuing related career fields.

 When will the Engineering Scholars Program at Embry-Riddle be offered?

 Courses are scheduled for June 30 – August 11, 2016 Final exams on August 13, 2016

The courses will be offered during the week at the Daytona Beach campus of Embry- Riddle. 

 Who is eligible for the Engineering Scholars Program at Embry-Riddle?

 

  1. Determine if you meet the criteria:
  • To be eligible, students must:

 

  • Be a rising senior (summer between the junior and senior year)

 

  • Have a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher

 

  • Have completed Mathematical Analysis or higher-level math course
    • MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS (1201300/INA)
    • PRE-CALCULUS (1202340/IOD)
    • CALCULUS (1202300/IOA)
    • ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS AB (1202310/IOB)
    • ADVANCED PLACEMENT CALCULUS BC (1202320/IOC)
    • IB MATH ANALYSIS (1201320/INC)
    • IB STATISTICS AND INTRODUCTORY DIFFERENTIAL CALCULUS  (1210310/IWB)
    • IB PRE-CALCULUS (1202375/IOL)
    • IB CALCULUS AND DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS (1202810/ION )

 

  • Have good attendance and discipline record

 

  • Have minimum Test scores on SAT or ACT
  1.                                                               i.      SAT: Reading 440 Math 440
  2.                                                             ii.      ACT: Reading 18 Writing 17 Math 21
  3.                                                           iii.      PERT: Reading 104 Writing  99 Math 113

 

  • Be recommended by the high school principal or designee

 

  1. Complete the application packet

 

  1. Obtain your letter of recommendation from your high school principal and attach it to the application.

 

  1. Request a copy of your student profile (not transcripts) from your registrar and attach it to the application.

 

  

What are the courses I will be taking at the Engineering Scholars Program at

Embry-Riddle?

  

 All students will take EGR101 and EP101 (combined is equivalent to a 3 credit-hr course):

  • Introduction to Engineering course (EGR 101) - This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary aspects of the engineering of aerospace systems. It is a project-based course, demonstrating how the engineering profession is a multi-disciplinary field. Students are involved in an array of conceptual exercises, simple design activities, and projects dealing with engineering in aerospace-related areas.

 

  • Current Topics in Space Sciences (EP 101) – This is a survey course intended to explore            contemporary topics encountered in the exploration of the upper atmosphere and near space environment

                                                                       And

  

  • All students will take either:

 Introduction to Computing for Engineers (EGR115) - An introductory course in programming and computing with a focus on solving engineering problems for scientists and engineers. The course introduces students to the following aspects of software engineering: specification, requirements, design, code, and test. This course uses a problem-solving approach for developing algorithms in MATLAB. The following topics will be included: data types and related operations, looping, decision, input/output, functions, arrays, files, and plotting. This course is suggested for those that have some programming experience and/or those interested in electrical, computer, or software engineering.

 

  • Graphical Communications (EGR120) - Students are taught freehand pencil sketching and computer-aided design (CAD) as tools for graphical communication of engineering designs. This course provides students with an understanding of standard forms for design graphics and view layout, orthographic projection, section and auxiliary views, dimensioning, tolerancing, introduction to shop processes. This course is suggested for students interested in aerospace, civil, engineering physics, or mechanical engineering and for those students still exploring the engineering fields. Must pass the PSVTR, taken at ERAU student/parent meeting if selected.
    • Each of these courses is equal to a .5 weighted credit course for high school dual enrollment.

  

How do I apply for the Engineering Scholars Program at Embry-Riddle?

 

See your school counselor for an application and information about the program. The application can also be downloaded from the Volusia County Schools Webpage at www.myvolusiaschools.org in the Students Section within the Resource Box. Look for the Engineering Scholars Program at Embry-Riddle in the list and click on the link. You can also go to [email protected]  for an application. All applications are due by Friday, March 18, 2016. Students selected will be notified by email before April 30, 2016.

 

What is the deadline for applications?

 

All applications are due by March 18, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.

They can be mailed or delivered to:

Dr. Amy Hall

Volusia County Schools

Brewster Center

200 N. Clara Ave

DeLand, FL 32720

386-734-7190 x 20658

[email protected]

 

Will transportation be provided to the Daytona campus of Embry-Riddle?

 No. Students must provide their own transportation.

 

Do I need to attend the full program?

Yes. Students must attend the full program from June 30th – August 11th. Each class has homework, projects, and exams.  Students are graded and those grades will appear on the student’s ERAU and high school transcript.

  

How will my grades be posted on my high school transcript?

 The course may come back to your high school as one elective credit with honors weighting.

  Will the courses be transferable to other colleges and universities?

 Your credits will be posted on your Embry-Riddle transcript. It is up to other colleges and universities to evaluate these courses to determine if they will accept them for credit.

 

 

Why should I apply to the Engineering Scholars Program at Embry-Riddle?

 

  • Receive a scholarship worth 100% of the costs of these courses from Embry-Riddle.

Volusia County Schools will pay for your textbooks.

  • Explore the exciting careers in engineering.
  • Get a head start on your college or university transcript.

  How can I find out more about the Engineering Scholars Program at Embry-Riddle?

   Contact: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s College of Engineering

 

Kathleen DiLeo

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Administrative Assistant, College of Engineering

Phone: (386) 226-6351

[email protected]