High School Outreach

Summer Science Program

Summer Science Program 2022

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

  • The CNU Summer Science Program is a career exploration program for academically talented and motivated middle and high school students.
  • During the week-long exploration, participants engage with faculty, college students, and leaders in the bio-science field through hands-on laboratory activities and discussions.
  • Interactive laboratory activities guide participants in developing an understanding of numerous health science career pathways, as well as contemporary challenges within these fields.
  • Topics include; Biotechnology, Microbiology, Genetics and Behavior, and Computational Drug Modeling.

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 $450.00

Dates: June 24-28, 2024

Contact: CHS.Sciences@cnsu.edu

Online Applicatoin: Summer Science Camp

Focused Interdisciplinary Research and Scientific Training (FIRST) Experience

First Experience

California Northstate University (CNU) is pleased to offer the Focused Interdisciplinary Research and Scientific Training (FIRST) experience to academically talented and motivated high school students.

This one-week immersion experience will focus on conducting interdisciplinary and collaborative scientific research at CNU’s state-of-the-art research facility located at its College of Health Sciences campus in Rancho Cordova. During this week-long immersion, participants will engage and collaborate with college students and distinguished faculty members by focusing on a novel scientific research question. While conducting research, students will participate in scientific discussions, receive training in laboratory skills, and learn about scientific rigor and methodology. The week will conclude with participants giving a professional presentation on their scientific results, with the potential for future publication of participant results. Areas of study may include environmental biology, chemical modeling/drug discovery, and molecular analysis of model organisms.

Tuition: $900 (lunch included)

Date: July 22-26th, 2024

Contact: CHS.Sciences@cnsu.edu

Online Application: Summer Science Program

Healthcare Explorers Camp

Healthcare explorers Camp

At California Northstate University’s Healthcare Explorers Camp, students will spend each day focusing on a different medical discipline. Medical professionals from within CNU will lead discussions, interactive workshops, as well as simulated patient studies in fields such as dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, psychology and nursing

Tuition: $500 per student (sibling discounts provided)

Date: June 24-28, 2024

Contact: CHS.Sciences@cnsu.edu

Online Application: Healthcare Explorers Camp

BETC High School Teacher Professional Development Workshops

Teacher Training

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 labsAttendance 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

Dates: June 13-15th, 2023

Contact: The BETC Team at betc@cnsu.edu

Teacher Training Workshop

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!

Contact: info.chs@cnsu.edu

Science Competitions!

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!