Summer Institute Offers Sessions for High School Students
Forensic crime solving, music composition and health science are
among the subjects that will be explored at the 2008 Alma College
Summer Institute for high school students.
“The Institute is more than a summer camp; it’s an intensive, weeklong
academic experience taught by college faculty on a college campus for
motivated high school sophomores and juniors,” says Sallie Scheide,
summer institute coordinator. “The students will use technology for
creative problem-solving in the arts and sciences.”
This year’s institute is scheduled for July 6-12.
Openings exist for 50 students. The registration deadline is May 15.
Students can select one of three intensive subjects:
• CSI Alma: Evidence, Analysis and Crime Solving. Does real-life
crime solving really happen the way it done on TV? Using the format of
the popular television show “CSI,” students will solve a crime by
collecting and analyzing evidence and developing a case for “the court”
based on their findings. Students will learn crime scene investigating
technologies, including crime-scene assessment, fingerprint gathering
and analysis, arson analysis, gunshot residue and witness questioning.
Local prosecuting attorneys and judges will serve as mentors in the CSI
• Real vs. Virtual Music. Using state-of-the-art recording equipment and powerful software applications, students will explore 21st century music production and how music is “made.” With a virtual “rack” of instruments including synthesizers, drum machines, sequencers and effects devices, students learn to design, process, mix and effect sound just like the experts. All participants will create their own compositions and explore the techniques and the art of producing music in a digital age.
• The Body Electric. Is the human body an electrical generator? This experience will focus on the detection of voltage currents emanating from the human body. Students will have the opportunity to work with high-tech medical equipment and state-of-the-art computer acquisition systems. In the process, participants will learn about these procedures relative to their own anatomy and physiology. There will be many hands-on experiences built into the program.
Check the Summer Institute Website for registration information, or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted: Thu, April 17th, 2008 at 8:20AM