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Summer Science Academy 2018

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3225 West Foster Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

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North Park University's Summer Science Academy makes science fresh, fun, and compelling for high school juniors and seniors. Students will enjoy our urban, leafy campus, while taking classes in our state-of-the-art Johnson Center for Science and Community Life. Classes are taught by seasoned North Park professors, who bring science to life by exploring topics like human anatomy, animal behavior, and the chemistry of food. What's in that sports drink anyway?

Courses are interactive and designed to introduce students to university-level science programs. Current North Park science majors serve as mentors and provide insight on how to thrive at the college level. This could be the summer that science comes alive for you!


Please note that this registration form requires you to provide details regarding high school science courses, a reference, and a short essay. We recommend you compose this essay ahead of time and copy/paste it into the form. You'll have 1 hour to complete the form once you start.

For more information about the application process, visit www.northpark.edu/summerscience.


Available Courses *Click on the green button "REGISTER" to check for up-to-date availability

What’s in Your Food?
Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Instructor: Jonathan Rienstra-Kiracofe, PhD

The more you know about food, the better you can eat and enjoy your food! This course will use state-of-the-art chemistry instrumentation to analyze the content of various foods. Using North Park's Chemistry Instrumentation laboratory, students will measure food calories, determine vitamin and mineral content, and explore which natural and artificial additives, such as flavors, colors, and preservatives are in various foods. Don't pass up this opportunity to use high-tech instrumentation and to learn more about what you eat!

June 25–28 (One week, Mon–Thu) 9:30am12:00pm

Student fee: $180


Human Anatomy Boot Camp - SOLD OUT
Dept of Biology
Instructor: Lindsey Alexander, PhD

Students will explore various organ systems of the human body, using human cadavers as well as 3-dimensional models and technology such as iPads. In our exploration of human anatomy, Nutrition will be the theme that weaves together different topics. In addition to the amazing opportunity to study the human body and its wonders, we hope to get students excited for a healthcare career. *This course uses human cadavers.

June 25–28 (One week, Mon–Thu) 2:30pm5:00pm

Student fee: $180


Body Dynamics and Comfort
Dept of Physics and Engineering and Div of Health Sciences
Instructors: Stephen Ray, PhD and Bryan Cobb, PhD

Learn hands-on techniques to measure your body’s thermal performance and interaction with its thermal environment in this one-week intensive course. Not only will you jump start your understanding of cell metabolism and temperature regulation, but you will also learn how to stay more comfortable in Chicago’s frigid winters and sometimes steamy summers. Body Dynamics and Comfort is a multidisciplinary course co-taught by Exercise Science and Engineering faculty.

July 9–July 12 (One week, Mon–Thu) 9:30am–12:00pm

Student fee: $180


Genomes from the Chicago River

Dept of Biology
Instructor: Drew Rholl, PhD

Have you ever seen (and smelled) the North Branch of the Chicago River and wondered, “What’s growing in there?” For two weeks you will answer that question by using a multitude of traditional microbiological culturing techniques and modern molecular techniques in microbiology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics. We will examine water samples through differential and selective bacterial culturing, quantify bacterial burden, and identify selected bacterial isolates through DNA sequencing and genetic analysis. By the end of the course you will have accurately identified a species of microbes you personally isolated from the river and researched what it is doing there. At the end of the course, students will showcase their work in a poster session.

July 16July 26 (Two weeks, Mon–Thu) 2:30pm–5:00pm

Student fee: $360


Fins, Fur, and Feathers - canceled

Understanding Yourself through Psychological Science - canceled


Space is limited for each course, so register as soon as possible to guarantee your spot.

FAQs

How can I contact the organizer with any questions, including Scholarship Application?

Please email Dr. Yoojin Choi by clicking on "CONTACT" at the bottom of this page.

What's the refund policy?

If your application is not accepted, you will receive a full refund. If you must cancel your registration, please email Dr. Choi (by clicking on "CONTACT" at the bottom of this page) at least 30 days before your course start date.

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3225 West Foster Avenue

Chicago, IL 60625

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