May 17, 2010
WVU Parkersburg to offer summer academies for high school students.
CONTACT: Megan Roy, academy coordinator, 304-424-8242.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg is planning a summer of educational and intriguing topics as part of its Summer Academies 2010 for area high school students, grades 10-12.
Students can participate in mock crime scene investigations, construct a robot or shadow a health care professional as part of five different topic areas being offered.
Registration fee is $10. Each academy is limited to 12 students per week and June 1st is the deadline to register.
Academy topics and dates include:
Crime Scene Investigations and More (CSI) - June 21-25; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Grades 10-12. This academy involves examining crime scenes and the use of crime scene investigative equipment used by law enforcement professions in today’s crime fighting. Topics and activities include fingerprinting, crime scene solving, and evidence collection.
Technology 101 - June 14-18 and June 21-25; 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., Grades 10-12. Participants will learn about technology through robotics. Through classroom and hands-on activities, they will experience how technology education can lead to exciting careers. Participants will construct and program robots for competition. Topics will include: hydraulic systems, networking, engineering, computer programming, transducers and motors.
Health Care Academy - June 14-18 and June 21-25; 9 a.m. -2 p.m., Grades 10-12. Students will be introduced to various health careers through classroom activities and opportunities to shadow professionals at local health care institutions. They will learn about the education needed for these careers and experience learning at WVU Parkersburg’s state-of-the-art nursing lab.
Early Childhood Education - June 14-18 and June 21-25; 9 a.m. -2 p.m., Grades 10-12. Careers in early childhood education will be explored. This academy will include an introduction to college coursework required and participation in sample teaching and learning activities. Participants will gain knowledge on topics such as how children learn, the five areas of development, and a variety of teaching methods.
PSYC Nights - June 21-25. Students will join WVU Parkersburg faculty Phil and Denise McClung for two nights of camping under the stars, team building, environmental information and some ghost stories to challenge their senses. (Males - June 21-22, Monday and Tuesday, 6 p.m. - 8 a.m., 13-17 years' old; Females - June 23-24, Wednesday and Thursday, 6 p.m. – 8 a.m., 13-17 years old. Both groups will unite from 9 am. to 2 p.m., Friday, June 25.)
Additional information is available by contacting Megan Roy, academy coordinator, at 304-424-8242.
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