Previous Summer Science Programs
SUMMER 2018 PROGRAM
Use the fliers for 1) summer science program; 2) High School Teacher Biotech Workshop; 3) CNU FIRST
SUMMER 2017 PROGRAM:
The Science of Forensics
Lead Faculty: Dr. Heather M. Brown and Dave Menshew
Join team CSI-CNU in an interactive laboratory experience that will allow you to immerse yourself in the challenges and complexities of crime scene investigation. You will work as a team to solve the mystery of a realistic crime scene. As a CSI-CNU team member, you will gather evidence, study the clues, analyze the data and, maybe, solve the crime. Appropriate for middle and high school students!
Get Bright with biotech: The Biology of Fluorescence
Lead Faculty: Dr. Heather M. Brown
Learn about the exciting field of biotechnology through hands on laboratory experiences! Students will engage in lab techniques commonly used in academic and industry labs while exploring applications in biomedical and agricultural fields! These Activities include: Disease diagnosis, DNA transformation (we will use a gene from a jelly fish, to make bacteria glow) and testing food for genetic modification using polymerase chain reaction (PCR)! Several college student interns will also be present to discuss their college experiences and careers in the health sciences. Appropriate for high school students 9th grade and up!
High School Teacher Molecular Biology Techniques for the Classroom
Lead Faculty: Dr. Heather M. Brown
Light morning refreshments! Please bring lunch!
California Northstate University High School Outreach
Summer Science Programs
Join the California Northstate University (CNU) Summer Science Program experience to develop new skills, explore career pathways and experience life on a college campus!
CNU Summer Science Program participants connect with a diverse cohort of educators and interact with a group of highly motivated peers.
Tuition: High school students can enroll in a half-day week-long program for $250.00 or full-day, including morning and afternoon sessions for $475.00
High School Teacher Professional Development Workshops
The Biology Education to Careers (BETC) Program at California Northstate University is pleased to offer a series of Workshops supporting an Equipment Loan Program for High School Teachers! These 4-day Summer Workshops focus on biomolecular techniques commonly used in industry and University labs. Attendance at the workshop will make you eligible to participate in the Equipment Loan Program!
Additional professional development workshops are on the way thanks to teacher feedback! We are developing trainings on team-based learning, flipped classroom engagement, collaborative group learning, case-study teaching and much more!
Tuition: Current High School teachers may attend free of charge
College Lab Days
BETC and the CNU team offer ½ or full day on-site visits for high school science classes! If you are interested in spending the day with faculty and students at CNU doing fun hands on laboratory activities (like testing food for genetic modification using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR)) and talking with current college students to learn about life on a college campus, contact us today to schedule your visit!
Information coming soon!
Prepare your best ideas! CNU is creating an annual high school science competition! Students will submit proposals for project ideas, win awards to complete their project, and ultimately present their final projects for the chance to win prizes! Check back soon for more details!