August 15, 2012 — An interactive summer learning adventure is in store for 50 high school and middle school students attending the Summer Science Academy at Northwestern Health Sciences University.
Beginning Aug. 13, 2012, students from across the Twin Cities will be spending five days on Northwestern’s Bloomington campus learning all about the human body systems.
Because it’s grant-supported, the Summer Science Academy is available to students at no cost. This gives Northwestern the opportunity to reach out to students and families who might not otherwise have such an opportunity. “It’s a great chance to reach out to the underrepresented communities in the Twin Cities,” said Tolu Oyelowo, DC, associate professor, and coordinator of the Summer Science Academy. “It really ties in with our mission to promote community engagement.” Funding for the Science Academy is provided by Northwestern and a grant from the Carolyn Foundation.
The program is in its eighth year. Nearly all students who have attended the Summer Science Academy throughout all four years of high school have enrolled in college. A key factor in the success of the program is the on-going relationships with the mentors from Northwestern, who keep in touch with the high school students throughout the year.
Source: Northwestern Health Sciences University, nwhealth.edu