Summer Science Academy 2019

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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 students. 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 forensic chemistry.

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, teacher and counselor contact info, and a short written response. We recommend you write 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


Human Anatomy Boot Camp

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.

Due to past popularity of this course, we are offering two sessions in 2019:

June 17-20 (4 days: Mon-Thu) 2:30pm-5:00pm

June 24-27 (a repeat of the previous week; 4 days: Mon–Thu) 2:30pm5:00pm

Student fee: $180


Fin, Fur, and Feathers

Dept of Biology

Instructor: Linda Vick, PhD

Are you interested in becoming a veterinarian or working with animals in a zoo? This course offers an introduction to the field of animal behavior, particularly with a focus on city-dwelling animals. We will explore various aspects of ethology. Hypothesis formulation and testing, experimental design, data collection and analysis will be emphasized. *This course uses live animals.

June 24 - July 3 (8 days: Mon-Fri 6/24-28, then Mon-Wed 7/1-3) 9:30am-12:00pm

Student fee: $360

NEW IN 2019: North Park University credit given, for ACSR 1020 Topics in Skills Development



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.

June 24 - July 3 (8 days: Mon-Fri 6/24-28, then Mon-Wed 7/1-3) 2:30pm-5:00pm

Student fee: $360

NEW IN 2019: North Park University credit given, for ACSR 1020 Topics in Skills Development


Forensic Chemistry

Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Instructor: Sunshine Silver, PhD

This course offers an introduction to the field of forensic chemistry often glamorized in popular television shows. Using North Park’s Chemistry Instrumentation Laboratory, students will learn the science behind techniques utilized in examining physical evidence. This chemistry course will use hands-on, experiential learning to collect evidence and analyze samples. Topics may include the analysis of trace evidence such as blood, drug, glass, and gunshot residue as well as techniques in fingerprinting and chromatography.

July 8-11 (4 days: Mon–Thu) 9:30am-12:00pm

Student fee: $180


Body Dynamics and Comfort

Div of Health Sciences

Instructor: 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.

July 8-11 (4 days: Mon–Thu) 1:00pm–3:30pm

Student fee: $180


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.


Are there scholarships available?

Scholarships are available, thanks to a generous grant from the JapaneseChamber of Commerce and Industry of Chicago. Indicate "yes" on the application form and email Dr. 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 after acceptance, please email Dr. Choi (by clicking on "CONTACT" at the bottom of this page) at least 30 days before your course start date. A 50% processing fee will apply for refunds requested between May 16 and June 7.


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