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In this seven-week residential program, students gain an understanding of biological research by designing and implementing research prjects. Academic skill-development classes in life science communications, mathematics, and data analysis and information technology are integrated into the program. Enrollment priority includes minorty, first-generation college attendees, or disadvantaged students, and those from rural Wisconsin who might lack access to similar programs. The program is freee and includes room , board, books, and materials. Travel to and from Madison is student's responsibility. www.wisc.edu/cbe/ssi
The Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youths (WCATY) Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) is an intense, three-week academic program that gives students the opportunity to take one high school or college-level course at an accelerated pace. All courses are designed to allow students to earn credit, with school approval, upon successful completion of the program. Because of the fast pace of this program, commuter students must commit to attend the evening session. In addition to taking chellenging courses, the residential students live in dorms and all students participate in organized recreational activities. WCATY believes curricular rigor, high expectations, and a student's personal passion for learning must work together to allow talented studetns to excel. Classes are small, with no more than 16 sutdents, and we focus on adjusting the pace and level of insturction to meet students' needs. WCATY knows academic rigor is essential for student success, but we also know that friendshiops are one of the key reasons students come back. www.wcaty.org
The Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP) gives students two weeks on a college campus to study one accelerated course. STEP is a more intense experience than Young Students Summer Program, but it is not as rigorous or long as Accelerated Learning Program (ALP). This is the perfect transition for students who want to attend ALP or other summer residential programs in the future. Students in the middle grades look forward to this program because it offers a learning atmosphere very differnt for their school environment. StOP classes are designed to enrich, accelerate, and inspire. Classes are small--no mare than 16 students--and intense. Students choose one class for the entire two-week period and are assessed at the end of each week. This documentation and a class portfolio provide the discussion topics for the exit interviews at the end of the program. www.wcaty.org
The PEOPLE Program challenges motivated students by providing personal discovery, academic improvment, and career exploration. The program is designed for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who are African American, American Indian, Asian American (with an emphasis on Southeast Asian American), Chicano/a, Puerto Rican, Latino/a and economically disadvantaged students with strong academic potential. Students must currently be in 9th grade in the Milwaukee, Racine, or Waukesha public school districts, rural partnership schools serving Bad River, Ho-Chunk, Lac Courte Oreilles, Lac du Flambeau, Mole Lake, Oneida, Potawatomi, Red Cliff, St. Croix, and Stockbridge-Munsee Indian Nations, or have completed the Middle School PEOPLE Program in the Madison Public School District or Menominee Indian School District. www.peopleprogram.wisc.edu
This week-long summer camp for high school juniors and seniors is aimed at stimulating girls' interest in engineering and the sciences. Learn about opportunities in the various fields of engineering through hands-on activities, labs, and lectures from engineering faculty. The camp is sponsored by the UW-Madison section of the Society of Women Engineers. www.engr.wisc.edu/studentorgs/swe/Webpage/ETC.shtml.
This intensive week-long professional experience features daily technique classes with a unique focus on world dance. Learn new techniques, build on your existing skills, and prepare for the rigors of a career in dance. You can also expand your erformance experience while meeting new friends and getting a taste of campus life. www.dance.edu
ESP is a six-week residential program targeting students traditionally underrepresented in engineering, including first-generation college students, students of color, and women. The program explores engineering career opportunities. Participants take college prepaatory courses in engineering, math, science, and technical communications. UW-Madison instructors teach classes in campus facilities. Participants will reside in campus houseing with program counselors who supervise students and provide academic and career counseling. ESP provides an orientation to the UW-Madison environment and collegiate experience, as well as preparing students for the academic, social and personal challenges they may face in college. To apply, you must be entering your junior or senior year of high school in fall 2009, have a strong interest in math and engineering, have completed at least one year of algebra, geometry, and chemistry by June 2009, and have a /minimum/ GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. There is no cost for students to participate in ESP. All housing and meals will be covered by the program. In addition, a $500 stipend will be granted to students who successfully complete the program. African-American, Native American, Latino/a, Laotian, Vietnamese, Hmong, Cambodian, and female students of all backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. http://studentservices.engr.wisc.edu/diversity/esp