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Date: Mar 28, 2007
HOFSTRA'S SUMMER SCIENCE RESEARCH PROGRAM GIVES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS HANDS-ON RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Students work with faculty mentors in fields including natural science, mathematics, behavioral science and computer scienceHofstra University, Hempstead, NY - Hofstra University's Summer Science Research Program offers high school students the chance to spend their summer vacation doing science research under the guidance of professionals in a laboratory setting or in the field.
Now in its sixth year, this competitive program provides research-oriented high school students the opportunity to work closely with Hofstra science faculty from Monday, July 9, 2007 through Friday, August 17, 2007. Fields of research include the natural sciences, mathematics, engineering, behavioral sciences and computer science.
Students will be selected for this competitive program on the basis of their high school science experience, a personal interview and, above all, the high school teacher's recommendation. All students must submit a completed application and letter of recommendation from a science teacher by Friday, April 6, 2007. Applications are available online at: http://www.hofstra.edu/summerscience.
All program participants will gather weekly for a science-enrichment session that will feature lectures by faculty or guest speakers and informal discussions on research activities by students and their mentors. All students will submit a scientific research paper at the end of the session and will present posters of their research activity at a September reception.
Science teachers interested in the program are encouraged to tour Hofstra's facilities and meet the participating research professors from Hofstra's faculty. Please call the Hofstra Chemistry Department at (516) 463-5534 or e-mail Dr. Nanette Wachterat Nanette.Wachter-Jurcsak@hofstra.eduto respond to this invitation.
Hofstra University is a dynamic private institution where students find their edge to succeed in more than 140 undergraduate and 155 graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences, business, communication, education and allied human services, and honors studies, as well as a School of Law. With a student-faculty ratio of 14-to-1, our professors teach small classes averaging 23 students that emphasize interaction, critical thinking and analysis.