CF STARS summer program for high school students

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The College of Central Florida will offer STARS Summer Program for high school students in Levy County. The Science and Technology Academy for Researchers is free and will be held Monday through Thursday, June 18-21, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the CF Jack Wilkinson Levy Campus, 7651 N.W. 151st Lane, Fanning Springs. The program is supported by a grant from Progress Energy.
The academy will feature exciting hands-on lessons taught by experts in alternative engineering, nuclear engineering, engineering technologies and much more. Students will also focus on career and educational opportunities in the fields of engineering and energy. Lunch will be provided each day, and on the final day of the academy students will take a field trip to the CF Ocala Campus.
Students who complete the camp will earn one Career Pathways credit toward the Engineering Technology Associate in Science degree. In addition, each student who participates in the academy all day, every day will be entered in a drawing for an Apple iPad.
“This is a very hands-on experience designed to change student perspectives on the math, science and technology courses they are taking in high school and doors those skills can open later in life,” said Diana Scroggie, camp coordinator. “Students will also have an opportunity to have fun with high-energy activities.”
Seating is limited and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications are available at each Levy County high school; the CF Levy Center, 114 Rodgers Blvd. in Chiefland; and online at www.CF.edu/summercamps. Students who apply are asked to have completed a minimum of Algebra I with a letter grade of B or higher. Applications are subject to screening to ensure student qualifications.
For more information, contact Scroggie at scroggid@CF.edu, 352-854-2322, ext. 1348, or visit the CF Summer Camps page at www.CF.edu/summercamps.