Join the California Northstate University (CNU) Summer Science Program experience to develop new skills, explore career pathways and experience life on a college campus!

Registration Deadline: June 12, 2017
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  • The CNU Summer Science Program is a career exploration program for academically talented and motivated high school students.
  • During the week-long exploration, participants will engage with faculty, college students, and leaders in the bio-science field through hands-on activities and discussions.
  • Interactive activities and exercises will guide participants in developing an understanding of numerous health science career pathways, as well as contemporary challenges within these fields.

CNU Summer Science Program participants will connect with a diverse cohort of educators and interact with a group of highly motivated peers.

  • 2017 Schedule
    1. The Science of Forensics: June 26, 2017 – June 30, 2017 8:30 am-12:30 pm
    2. Get Bright with Biotech-The Biology of Fluorescence: June 26, 2017 – June 30, 2017 1:00 pm-5:00 pm –

Tuition and Fee: High school students can enroll in a half-day weekly program for $250.00 or full day including both sessions for $475.00

Contact: Bridgette Dixon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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!


Phone: 916-686-8378


California Northstate University
College of Health Sciences
2910 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

College Code

SAT College Code: 7669
ACT College Code: 7032