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University of Dayton Summer Honors Engineering Camp

June 17-22, 2013 – If you are a gifted high school freshman, sophomore or junior, the University of Dayton Summer Honors Engineering Camp gives you the chance to dabble in engineering through hands-on activities you can’t get in high school.  Study challenging engineering topics.  Explore career options.  Interact with other motivated, bright students and supportive faculty.  Expand your horizons.  Application.  Tuition Fee.  Go to http://www.udayton.edu/engineering/hs_programs/summer_honors_institute.php for more information.

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Gedanken Institute of Problem Solving

The class is in its 11th year, a fun yet intense focus on problem-solving with an emphasis on develping both mental stamina and strength. There will be individual work and group work. Topics will include: Risk Management, Pattern Recognition, Operations Research, Logic, Probability, Physics, Geometry and a large variety of puzzles including Rubik’s Cube. Also included will be modules on data interpretation including aggregation bias and non-transitive rankings.

The program is a week-long course that willbe conducted from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm daily from July 9th through July 13th at Baldwin Wallace and August 6th through August 10th at Lakeside. It is a course that has been taught previously as part of the TAG summer camp program funded by the State of Ohio. It has been very successful in the past.

The focus of the course will be problem solving. It will develop not only mental strength, but mental stamina as well. There will be individual work and there will be group work. Topics will include: Risk Management, Pattern Recognition, Operations Research, Logic, Probability, Physics, Geometry and a large variety of puzzles including Rubik’s Cube. Also included will be modules on data interpretation including correlation vs cause and effect, aggregation bias and non-transitional rankings. The course will be designed for the intellectually inquisitive 12-17 year old.

The summer program contains parts of a semester-long course that I teach in the honors program at Baldwin-Wallace College. The problem solving course has been so successful that I was recruited to teach it in the graduate business program at B-W and, at the request of the director of the honors program I’m currently developing an advanced version problem solving course that is being taught in Spring 2012.

By collaborating with Professor Peter November of the University of Wellington, New Zealand and Professor Zbigniew Michalewicz of the University of Adelaide, Australia while on a 2006 sabbatical, I have refined and improved the course many times. I have developed many modules by myself and I have many drawers of puzzles, props and games — many of which are custom-made — that I use during the course.

For more information, contact Dr. Ed Meyer at emeyer [at] bw [dot] edu or at 440-826-2495. Or visit our website to learn more and apply at www.gedankeninstitute.com

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Duke University Talent Identification Program

The Duke University Talent Identification Program offers a variety of summer academic experiences for gifted and talented students in grades seven through twelve. Duke TIP’s Summer Studies Programs are superb academic opportunities and dynamic residential and social experiences for seventh through tenth graders. TIP’s Field Studies and Institutes offer challenging educational adventures to motivated, dedicated, and talented high school students who possess a desire to learn in a unique setting. And TIP’s Distance Learning programs provide students in the eighth through eleventh grades with a dynamic, interactive online experience not typically available in their middle or high school curriculum. For more information, go to www.tip.duke.edu.

Phone: (919) 668-9100
Fax: (919)-681-7921
Web: www.tip.duke.edu
Age/Grade level: Middle school and high school
Length of program: Varies by program
Cost: Varies by program
Financial aid? Limited, need-based financial aid is available.

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Beloit College Summer Fields and Center for Language Studies

Sponsor: Beloit College, Office of Summer Programs, Box 218, 700 College St., Beloit, WI 53511
Phone: (608) 363-2393 Fax: (608) 363-7129
Web: www.beloit.edu/summerprograms
Email: osp [at] beloit [dot] edu
contact person: Dan Perusich, Director of Summer Programs
age/grade level: Rising Juniors and Seniors in High School
type (day/overnight/other): Residential Overnight
length of program: 3-8 weeks
cost: Summer Fields $3,200; Center for Language Studies  $3,797 (4 week)  $7,594 (8 week)
financial aid?: Yes

Notes: Summer Fields is a for-credit residential summer program for high-achieving rising high school juniors and seniors. It is a hands-on immersion into the liberal arts and sciences for students who seek to engage in their studies and apply their intellect and passion out in the world. For three weeks, students pursue rigorous academic study around one theme while living on campus with other high school students in the program. The 2013 program runs from July 8 – July 27. Students earn 4 semester hours of college credit.

Summer 2013 Courses:

  • All About Apes
  • Creative Writing Workshop:  Fish, Fowl, Flood, Water Lily, Mud: Water in the Literary Imagination
  • Introduction to Drawing and Design
  • Why Museums Matter

The Center for Language Studies (CLS) offers intensive language programs in Japanese, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.  High-achieving high school students are encouraged to apply.  Students earn 6-12 semester hours of college credit.  The 8 week program runs from June 15 to August 9.  Session 1 is from June 15 to July 12 and Session II is from July 14 to August 9.  Scholarships available.

ONU Summer Honors Institute

Ohio Northern will have three weeks of camps:  

Check out our website at onu.edu/summerhonors for more information and application forms.

Camps held in 2010 were:

June 13-18 – CSI (beginning), Design. Think.Know.Do, Engineering, Pharmacy, Physics and Robotics

June 27 – July 2 – CSI (beginning), Chemistry, Mock Trial, Ohio’s Natural History, Philosophy

July 25 – 30 – Explore the Medicinal Herb Garden, CSI (advanced), Young Women in Leadership

B-W Summer Academic Institute “So, You Want to Work in Sports Management?”

Sponsor: Baldwin-Wallace College, 275 Eastland Road, Berea, OH 44017
Phone: (440) 826-5925  Fax: (440) 826 3868
Web: http://www.bw.edu/tag/sports-manager/
Email: pdavid [at] bw [dot] edu
Contact person: Pierre David
Subject/content: summer academic institute designed for students interested in sport-related professions
Grade level: Students entering 9th to 11th grade in Fall 2010
Type: resident
Duration: Sunday, July 25, 2010 – Friday, July 30, 2010
Cost: $800
Financial aid?: None available

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B-W Summer Academic Institute “So, You Want to be an Engineer?”

Sponsor: Baldwin-Wallace College, 275 Eastland Road, Berea, OH 44017
Phone: (440) 826-5925  Fax: (440) 826 3868
Web: http://www.bw.edu/tag/engineer/
Email: pdavid [at] bw [dot] edu
Contact person: Pierre David
Subject/content: summer academic institute designed for students interested in engineering-related professions
Grade level: Students entering 9th to 11th grade in Fall 2010
Type: resident
Duration: Sunday, July 18, 2010 – Friday, July 23, 2010
Cost: $800
Financial aid?: None available

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B-W Summer Academic Institute “So You Want to be a Writer?”

Sponsor: Baldwin-Wallace College, 275 Eastland Road, Berea, OH 44017
Phone: (440) 826-5925  Fax: (440) 826 3868
Web: http://www.bw.edu/tag/writer/
Email: pdavid [at] bw [dot] edu
Contact person: Pierre David
Subject/content: summer academic institute designed for students interested in writing-related professions
Grade level: Students entering 9th to 11th grade in Fall 2010
Type: resident
Duration: Sunday, June 13, 2010 – Friday, June 18, 2010
Cost: $800
Financial aid?: None available

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B-W Summer Academic Institute “So, You Want to be an Entrepreneur?”

Sponsor: Baldwin-Wallace College, 275 Eastland Road, Berea, OH 44017
Phone: (440) 826-5925  Fax: (440) 826 3868
Web: http://www.bw.edu/tag/entrepreneur/
Email: pdavid [at] bw [dot] edu
Contact person: Pierre David
Subject/content: summer academic institute designed for students interested in starting a business
Grade level: Students entering 9th to 11th grade in Fall 2010
Type: resident
Duration: Sunday, July 11, 2010 – Friday, July 16, 2010
Cost: $800
Financial aid?: None available

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B-W Summer Academic Institute “So, you Want to Work in Biotechnology?”

Sponsor: Baldwin-Wallace College, 275 Eastland Road, Berea, OH 44017
Phone: (440) 826-5925  Fax: (440) 826 3868
Web: http://www.bw.edu/tag/biotechnology/
Email: pdavid [at] bw [dot] edu
Contact person: Pierre David
Subject/content: summer academic institute designed for students interested in biotechonology professions
Grade level: Students entering 9th to 11th grade in Fall 2010
Type: resident
Duration: Sunday, June 20, 2010 – Friday, June 25, 2010
Cost: $800+$60 lab fee
Financial aid?: None available

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B-W Summer Academic Institute “So, You Want to Work in International Business?”

Sponsor: Baldwin-Wallace College, 275 Eastland Road, Berea, OH 44017
Phone: (440) 826-5925  Fax: (440) 826 3868
Web: http://www.bw.edu/tag/international-business/
Email: pdavid [at] bw [dot] edu
Contact person: Pierre David
Subject/content: summer academic institute designed for students interested in international business
Grade level: Students entering 9th to 11th grade in Fall 2010
Type: resident
Duration: Sunday, June 27, 2010 – Friday, July 2, 2010
Cost: $800
Financial aid?: None available

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Mansion Day School Summer Camp 2013

Sponsor: Mansion Day School

Phone: 614-258-4449

Fax: 614-258-7001

Web: www.mansiondayschool.org

Email: johnsonc [at] mansiondayschool [dot] org

Contact Person: Christie Johnson

Subject/Content: Academics – Reading, Writing, Math, Multicultural Themes, Art, Music, Woodworking, Robotics, Martial Arts, and much more!

Grade Level: Preschool-5th Grade

Type: Academic Day Camp

Length of Program: June 17, 2013 – August 9, 2013

Hours: 7:00 AM-6:00 PM

Program Description:

Mansion Day School is committed to providing your child with an academic summer camp program taught by certified teachers.  In addition to reading, writing, and math instruction, your child will experience eight countries as we “travel” the world.  Each week, we will explore a new country through art projects, musical performances, storytellers, and ethnic foods.  While the mornings are filled with academics, the afternoons are an opportunity for swimming, field trips, and cultural events.  Our travel day runs from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.  Childcare (which is included in the cost of tuition) begins at 7:00 AM and ends at 6:00 PM.  Enrichment Academies are also offered to provide students with a more intensive study of math, writing, robotics, woodworking, music, art, and other areas.

 

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