The Greene Scholars Program
Summer Science Institutes
What is the GSP SSI all about?
The Greene Scholars Program is pleased to host our Summer Science Institute to be held on Santa Clara University and DeVry University campuses from June 14-18, 2010. The primary focus is to provide hands-on engineering and science mini-workshops. During this five-day exploration, high school and middle school students will engage in classroom discussions of real world applications of engineering and scientific principles. Science/engineering professionals and University professors will facilitate the weeklong Institutes. Students will spend over 25 hours designing and analyzing solutions to real world problems. Students will also broaden their understanding of careers available in science, engineering, technology and computer science. Be prepared to be engage and have fun!GSP SII is open to both current Greene Scholars and non-members participants.
Register Now!How do I apply for this program?
Students may apply to GSP SII by clicking on the above link and completing the online application. Priority will be given to current Greene Scholars and other students who are from groups historically under-represented in the STEM professions and/or from low-income households.
For best pricing, register early.
Early bird rates end on May 22, 2010.
Applicants will receive an email to confirm the receipt of their registration materials. At that time you will be notified to send in your registration fee, as applicable, to hold your seat. Applications received after May 22 will be placed on a waitlist and will be notified on their status no later than June 5, 2010.
A mandatory Family Orientation Reception will take place on Sunday, June 13th 5:00pm-7:00pm at DeVry University in Fremont. It is required that you attend in order to meet the instructors, get final instructions, have your questions answered and network with Valley professionals, educators and career coaches. Refreshments will be served.
What should I expect?
Middle School Track at Santa Clara University 500 El Camino Real - Santa Clara
Instructors to provide guided exploration into 4-5 distinct areas of technology and science. Discussion to include recent innovations, challenges and opportunities that students can relate to. Hands-on demonstration, construction and experimentation will be the foundation to providing student’s insight to real world application of technology. Guided campus tour and question/answer sessions with scientists, engineers and admission officers included during Institute.
High School Track at DeVry University 6600 Dumbartan Circle - Fremont
During this action packed week, professors will provide guided exploration into 4-5 distinct areas of engineering, technology and science. All workshops are inquiry based, hands-on, and interactive involving design and analysis, construction and experimentation. Emphasis will be placed on promoting science confidence, stimulating intellectual curiosity and enjoyment. Guided university tour, college and career advisement and access to some of Silicon Valley's top executives and company tours will also be scheduled at the Institute. Student teams will complete and present final projects at graduation ceremony.
About the Greene Scholars Program
The mission of the Dr. Frank S. Greene Scholars Program (GSP) is to help youth of African ancestry
in Santa Clara County successfully complete higher education in science, technology, engineering and/or
math (STEM), and serve as positive role models and contributors to their communities. The initiatives of
the Greene Scholars Program are: to provide hands-on math, science and technology experiences which
strengthen the student's leadership and problem solving skills, build the student's self-esteem, stimulate
the student's intellectual curiosity and provide self-motivation to continue their exploration in STEM
fields. For detailed program information and insight about our admission process, please visit www.greenescholars.org.