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  • Academy of Science and Intercultural Communication — Rising 7th — 10th Graders

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    This course is offered to rising 7th — 10th graders.

    This fun-filled learning experience is unique to Clemson University. You’ll share class time with students from Japan, who are here to sharpen their English language skills and learn more about the communication trends of the American teen. Scholars will chose two half-day courses from three exciting offerings:  Intercultural Communications, Introduction to Biology or Intro to Civil Engineering. This exciting program offers students a chance to learn about a college subject and participate in social and cultural events on and off campus with students from Toho Academy.

    Students will pick one AM class and one PM class.: Intercultural Communication, Biology, or Biotechnology.

    1) Intercultural Communication

    Learn the various communication styles of people of other cultures—not only languages, but differences in communication codes such as gestures and facial expressions. You’ll share class time with students from Japan, who are here to sharpen their English language skills and learn more about the communication trends of the American teen. Learn about Asian foods, cartoons and comic books and teach them about high school prom and class rings. This fun-filled learning experience is unique to Clemson University.

    2) Biology

    Discover microscopy, including the study of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. Examine different prokaryotic cell shapes and perform a bacterial Gram stain. Culture bacteria, observe colonies and perform an antibiotic sensitivity test. Examine DNA separation and quantification via agarose gel electrophoresis. Animal dissection and the anatomy and physiology of various specimens are also covered. Collect samples during a field trip, and then observe and identify them microscopically. Study blood typing, essential in crime scene investigations and paternity cases. The last day is dedicated botany.

    3) Biotechnology, Health, and Society

    -Analyze your DNA and correlate the results with how you taste certain foods.

    -Learn how DNA evidence is used to identify criminals and to exonerate the falsely accused.

    -Genetically modify bacteria to make them glow in the dark! Explore how genetically-modified organisms are used to make pharmaceuticals and other products.

    -Probe DNA databases to identify normal and defective genes.

    -Explore the nervous system and discover how injury and disease can wreak havoc on our brains.

    This course is offered during Session 7 (July 23, 2017 — July 29th, 2017). Click here to view the schedule.

    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000.

    Tuition for BOTH Academy of Science & Intercultural Communication and STEM Academy is $2,000 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $2,100. This price includes a weekend stay.

    To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

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  • Audio Engineering and Music Production — Rising 10th — 12th Graders

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    Ever wonder how a recording studio works? Got a song you’ve always wanted to record, but don’t know where to start? Audio Production Bootcamp is an intensive one-week hands-on introduction to the world of music and sound production. You’ll experience the entire process of recording, from sketching out your musical idea, to sequencing electronic instruments, multi-track recording, all the way to the final mix. You’ll be exposed to both the creative and technical aspects of music production and get a chance to record your own voice or instrument using the same top quality gear the pros use. You will the leave the session with a fully produced music track in hand, ready to play for your friends, post on FACEBOOK, or send to that all-important talent scout.

    Requirements:

    • Basic computer skills are necessary.
    • No music experience is necessary, however familiarity with computer-based music software is advantageous.
    • A roughly sketched song idea, music track, or beat.
    • **Though not required, students are welcome to bring an instrument along (acoustic or electric guitar for example) to use in their recording.

    Over the course of the week we will:

    • Go over the end to end process of going from an idea to a final produced track
    • Expose you to professional studio equipment used in the recording process
    • Use electronic instruments to create background instrumentation for your song idea or music track
    • Show you the basics of using MIDI to sequence instrumental tracks
    • Record live instruments or voice in a high quality studio
    • Show you the process mixing your creation to a final professional track

    This course is offered during Session 2 (June 11, 2017 — June 17, 2017), Session 4 (June 25, 2017 — July 1t, 2017) AND Session 6 (July 16, 2017 — July 23, 2017).Click here to view the schedule.

    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

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    Hamilton Altstatt

  • Bioengineering: Building a Better You — Rising 11th-12th Graders

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    This course is offered to rising 11th — 12th graders.

    This week-long course explores how bioengineers use engineering and scientific principles to solve problems related to our health and well-being. Become familiar with working principles of the design and usage of biomedical instruments, devices and implants. Surgery class and several labs—bioinstrumentation, atomic force microscopy, cell culture and histology—will help you understand what bioengineers do and the challenges they face. Finally, tour Clemson’s biomedical research labs and talk to students and researchers about their cutting-edge research.

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    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

  • Biotechnology, Health, and Society — Rising 10th-12th Graders

    -Analyze your DNA and correlate the results with how you taste certain foods.

    -Learn how DNA evidence is used to identify criminals and to exonerate the falsely accused.

    -Genetically modify bacteria to make them glow in the dark! Explore how genetically-modified organisms are used to make pharmaceuticals and other products.

    -Probe DNA databases to identify normal and defective genes.

    -Explore the nervous system and discover how injury and disease can wreak havoc on our brains.

    Click here to view the schedule.

    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

  • Chemistry — Rising 10th-12th Graders

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    This course is offered to rising 10th — 12th graders.

    In this one-week course, students will have an opportunity to play the role of a chemistry researcher. They will learn how to develop appropriate methods to conduct a small research project in which they will identify an unknown compound. Students will perform various experiments that illustrate different chemical properties and themes such as phases of matter, paper chromatography, etc.

    Students will also perform various tests, including flame and solubility tests, in order to identify the unknown compound. This experience will increase their knowledge of laboratory techniques, which will further aid in their development of research skills. Using their chemistry knowledge, they will be able to review and apply chemistry concepts such as chemical properties and characteristics in order to successfully identify and reproduce compounds.

    Supplemental experiments will also be conducted as students work in groups to gather information and develop experimental methods.

    Click here to view the schedule.

    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

  • Civil Engineering — Rising 7th-9th Graders and Rising 10th-12th Graders
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    This week-long course explores the many aspects within the field of Civil Engineering.  Students will learn about topics such as construction management, structural design, wind engineering, transportation and materials testing through various hands-on projects. Students will build models of bridges and buildings, tour the Clemson wind tunnel, and see demonstrations of the firing missile cannon showcasing the connection between everyday weather (wind) and the structures we inhabit. There they will also see and learn about natural hazard research which is only conducted at a handful of universities in the United States.  They will be introduced to the concept and applications of sustainability in order to understand how Civil Engineering affects human wellbeing and quality of life.

    Click here to view the schedule.

    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

  • Construction Management: Build Your Future — Rising 9th-12th Graders 
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    This course is offered to rising 9th — 12th graders.

    Join us for an exciting introduction to the construction world. Construction management combines concepts from the engineering, design and management disciplines in order to effectively and efficiently build a project from, quite literally, the ground up. Students will learn the basics of plan reading along with critical soft skills (e.g., conflict resolution, communication, critical thinking, etc.) for managing the wide range of participants involved in the construction process. Student teams will engage in multiple competitive simulations, a hands-on project and two site visits to projects under construction on Clemson campus.

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    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

  • Designing the Built Environment: Architecture and Landscape Architecture — Rising 10th-12th Graders
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    This course is offered to rising 10th — 12th graders.

    Do you like to draw, build things with your hands, or imagine how to improve the world around you?  If so, you’re perfect for a career in design.  This Summer Scholars course combines the talents of Clemson’s Architecture and Landscape Architecture departments to help you learn how to design the built environment.  These two design disciplines, and nationally recognized Clemson majors, are critical for improving how we live today, and ensuring that the cities, towns, and natural environments of tomorrow are healthy and sustainable.  As a bonus, students will have the opportunity to study in Lee Hall, a new energy efficient building and one of the best-designed university buildings in the world according to Architectural Digest.  We hope you will come share your creativity and explore design with us!

    The theme of Designing the Built Environment is “paths.” Paths are everywhere, comprising a vast, often hidden network of interconnected passages in the natural and built environments. Paths take us on life’s journeys – telling stories and revealing values. Many paths are tangible and easy to see such as streets or trails. However, not all paths are so concrete, some are metaphoric and experiential such as our career path. Thus, the path becomes the portal for exploring the concrete and abstract worlds around us.

    During the course we will: 

    • Tour offices of several professional design firms
    • Visit Greenville, named one of the most livable cities in South Carolina
    • Sketch and explore design ideas
    • Learn about design and building technology
    • Learn the process of designing and making architectural models

    This course is offered during Session 2 (June 11th, 2017 — June 17th, 2017) AND Session 4 (June 25th, 2017 — July 1st, 2017). Click here to view the schedule.

    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

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  • Designing Sustainable Environments and Relationships — Rising 9th-12th Graders
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    Are you concerned about the future of the world and our impact on it? Are you fascinated by the complex interconnections of environmental, social, and economic systems? Do you want to make a difference in your world and community? If so, you may be interested in sustainability.

    This Summer Scholars course introduces students to the broad top of sustainability and helps students understand how they can focus on sustainability regardless of their college major.   “Sustainable Environments” is one of Clemson University’s eight emphasis areas for economic development, and is notable because of the University’s academic strength in the field and a related industry presence in the state. Clemson students may choose from dozens of sustainability-related courses in various majors and minors, including the newly established interdisciplinary sustainability minor. By including sustainability as an emphasis area and being a signatory of the Presidents’ Climate Commitment, Clemson has been committed to making sustainability an integral part of the curriculum and other educational experiences for all students.

    During the one-week course we will: ◦

    -Define sustainability using three pillars: Environmental, Social, and Economic. ◦

    -Visit sites – including the Clemson Student Organic Farm – that are examples of sustainability in action. ◦

    -Sketch and draw as a tool to brainstorm ways sustainability can be integrated into the surrounding community. ◦

    -Develop a project that imagines how sustainability can become part of our everyday lives.

    Click here to view the schedule.

    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

  • Discovering Smart Materials and Sensors for Engineering and Science — Rising 10th-12th Graders
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    This course is offered to rising 10th — 12th graders.

    This all day course focuses on the discovery and testing of smart materials, smart systems, and sensors. Smart materials are invading our everyday life. The list includes, but is not limited to, luminescent materials, thermo-, photo-, electro-chromic materials, shape memory alloys, photo-, thermo-, piezo-electric materials, adhesion-changing materials, and phase-change materials.  Engineers, scientists and designers must now understand how these materials work and how they can be efficiently incorporated into devices for sensing and sometimes actuating on the environment for various purposes. This course is multidisciplinary as it explores their optical, thermal, electrical, and mechanical properties. Students will study their theoretical behavior and will design and fabricate devices that demonstrate the amazing properties of these smart materials. Students will also learn how to use microcontrollers and data acquisition systems for interacting with sensors. 

    Click here to view the schedule.

    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

    View Course Leader's Bio: Vincent Blouin

  • Genetic Horizons — Rising 10th-12th Graders
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    This course is offered to rising 10th — 12th graders.

    This one-week course investigates how genetic research is changing our lives. Students will use DNA fingerprinting to identify suspects at a mock crime scene, use PCR to detect genetically modified foods, use bioinformatics to analyze and compare DNA sequences.

    This course is offered during Session 1 (June 4th, 2017 — June 10th, 2017) AND Session 3 (June 18th, 2017 — June 24th, 2017). Click here to view the schedule.

    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

  • Girls Leading Change (Lead 2 Succeed)— Rising 10th-12th Graders
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    This course is offered to rising 10th — 12th graders.

    Are you ready to step up to leadership and change the world around you? This dynamic one-week course introduces students to the basic principles of transformational leadership and to effective tools and strategies to create positive change. Program participants will learn about the challenges and opportunities for girls in leadership,will assess and improve their own leadership strengths, participate in team-building exercises that emphasize cooperation rather than competition, and gain hands on experience in developing innovative solutions to problems faced by girls and women world-wide. Students will have the opportunity to interact with student leaders at Clemson and with leaders in the Upstate.

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    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

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  • Human Oncology and Pathogenesis — Rising 10th-12th Graders
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    This course is offered to rising 10th — 12th graders.

    Students will be taught how to grow cancer cells and how to split cells when flasks are too full. They will learn how to determine cell counts and how to differentiate live from dead cells. Students will learn about the appearance and food requirements of various cell lines. Plant extracts will be tested on cancer cells and their effects will be discussed. Students will become proficient in cancer research, covering both the theory and the latest research technology.

    This course is offered during Session 2 (June 11th, 2017 — June 17th, 2017) AND Session 4 (June 25th, 2017 — July 1st, 2017). Click here to view the schedule.

    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

  • Materials Engineering Through the Electron Microscope — Rising 10th-12th Graders
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    This course is offered to rising 10th — 12th graders.

    This program will allow students to experience the science of materials engineering through the lenses of electron microscopes at the nation’s top electron microscope facility, Clemson University’s Electron Microscopy Facility, with top of the line microscopes. We will take skills used in engineering and biology to their smallest and simplest pieces and learn how high powered microscopes help shape our lives.  Knowledgeable and experienced instructors will allow students to see how materials, such as those used on airplanes, are studied through high power electron microscopes to get their atomic level information. The hands on activities that the students will participate in are very strongly tied to STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math).

    Here are some examples of projects students could participate on during this program:

    1. Metallurgy: Students will learn how to properly prepare metal samples for the scanning electron microscope (SEM).  This involves cutting and mechanically polishing samples to a mirror finish. By having several different samples available (i.e. different materials, different forgings, different head treatments), students will be able to see how the material is handled affects its structure and properties at the atomic scale, and we will thus have demonstrated (hopefully) how and why various materials go through advanced forging and heat treatments.
    2. Environmental and Life Sciences: For this project, students will have plant tissue samples that have been infused with nanoparticles intended to mimic the uptake of environmental contaminants.  By comparing control tissues to the modified specimens, students will be better able to understand how environmental contaminants (such as heavy metals) adversely affect biological growth and function. 
    3. Food Sciences: We have a special stage that allows for observation of specimens in a frozen state.  This in turn allows for examination of "moist" samples, namely foodstuffs.  Students can compare the fat content between different brands of hotdogs, ice crystal formation in ice cream, etc. 
    4. Focused Ion Beam (FIB): This project will use our Focused Ion Beam (FIB) to examine various materials and make controlled sections in them in an area less than width of the human hair. Our FIB has the capability to section and image a sample. Doing this several times, and we have a series of serial images.  Students will input these into 3D-reconstruction software to develop a three-dimensional model of the sample.  Some of the section material will be used in high powered transmission electron microscope to observe their atomic structure and other chemical properties.

    This course is offered during Session 5 (July 9th, 2017 — July 15th, 2017). Click here to view the schedule.

    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

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  • Microbiology — Rising 10th-12th Graders
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    This course is offered to rising 10th — 12th graders.

    This course investigates prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms of infectious diseases and their methods of interactions with humans using a clinical approach. Topics will include prokaryotic and eukaryotic growth, metabolism, genetics, diagnostic and identification tools, and control methods of these organisms. Interactions between the infectious organisms and the human host will be investigated.

    This course is offered during Session 5 (July 9th, 2017 — July 15th, 2017) .Click here to view the schedule.

    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

  • Molecular Biology — Rising 10th-12th Graders
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    This course is offered to rising 10th — 12th graders.

    Topics to be covered in this course include DNA/RNA chemistry, gene cloning, protein separation via column chromatography, manipulations of bacteria, bacterial transformations, isolation of plasmid and recombinant DNA, restriction analysis of DNA, extraction, analysis, spearation and quantification of DNA and proteins in agarose gel electrophoresis.

    This course is offered during Session 6 (July 16th, 2017 — July 22nd, 2017). Click here to view the schedule.

    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

  • Multi Media Journalism — Rising 10th-12th Graders
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    This course is offered to rising 10th — 12th graders.

    Get off on the right foot to becoming a journalist in the 21st century! This one week course explores television broadcasting and social media. Get hands on experience writing news stories, shooting video, editing, and doing in front of the camera work. Program participants will work in Clemson University's new state-of-the-art Social Media Listening Center and in the university's television studios.

    Click here to view the schedule.

    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

  • PackCamp — Rising 10th-12th Graders 
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    This course is offered to rising 10th — 12th graders.

    Packaging is the intersection between art, science, and business. Being the third largest industry in the world, Packaging @ Clemson boasts a 99% job placement rate - and only a handful of schools in the country offer the degree. This summer program is limited to just 20 students. Over a week, you'll be exposed to Clemson's elite Packaging Science program, labs, and facilities. You'll learn how products are launched to market, how packages are developed, and everyone will get to design their own product & package!

    Click here to view the schedule.

    Click here to view PackCamp's website.

    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

  • PGA Professional Golf Management — Rising 10th-12th Graders
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    This course is offered to rising 10th — 12th graders.

    “If Golf is your Passion, Make it your Major”

    This week long course introduces students to the exciting career opportunities in the golf industry.   One of only 18 PGA accredited programs; the PGA Golf Management Program at Clemson University provides an educational background and fast track program for students who desire to become PGA golf professionals. Students in our major obtain specialized knowledge, skills, and preparation to be leaders in the golf industry.    Graduates from the PGA Golf Management University Programs are recognized as “Experts in the Game and Business of Golf”.  

    During this course students will learn the following:

    • Career paths and opportunities in the golf industry
    • The role of PGA Professionals at various types of golf facilities
    • The skills and experience needed for advancement in the field of golf management
    • Fundamental concepts of providing golf instruction and player development programs
    • Principals of managing and operating golf facilities including daily golf operations, merchandising, and tournament operations
    • The role of equipment, club fitting, and teaching technologies
    • The importance of service and customer orientation
    • Understand how to use the USGA Rules of Golf

    During this course students will;

    • Design a Player Development Program
    • Complete a Club Fitting Assessment and make club fitting and repair alterations
    • Analyze golf swings and make recommendations based on golf swing principals
    • Complete a Launch Monitor and Putting Assessment using Flightscope and the SAM Putt Lab.
    • Tour a golf facility and meet with PGA Professionals and course superintendents
    • Play Golf and discuss Golf Course Management and Playing Lesson concepts
    • Develop a business plan

    Please Note:This program is designed to educate interested students who have or are on track to meet the playing ability requirements for entrance into the PGA Golf Management Program. The standard for entrance into a PGA Golf Management program is a USGA handicap of 12 or below. Typically students who are interested in this major have played competitive golf on their high school golf team.

    Click here to view the schedule.

    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

    View Course Leader's Bio: PGA Faculty

  • Physics and Astronomy — Rising 7th-10th Graders
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    This course is offered to rising 7th — 10th graders.

    Why Does it Tick, Click, Slip, Slide, Spin, or Shine?

    Participants will explore the worlds of Physics through hands-on activities in the areas of radiation, energy, dynamics, and cryogenics; with emphasis on: distinguishing between radiation and radioactivity, energy conservation methods and limitations, dynamics of moving bodies, and solid, liquid, and gas phase transitions. In Astronomy investigations will include the areas of planetary, stellar, and galactic formation and structure.  Activities will include visits to a local power plant, the Clemson University Planetarium, and night time telescope observation (weather permitting) at the South Carolina Botanical Gardens.

    Click here to view the schedule.

    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

  • Sports Communication — Rising 9th-12th Graders
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    This course is offered to rising 9th — 12th graders.

    Clemson University has established one of the first stand-alone sports communication programs in the country and we are the only sports communication program in the state of South Carolina. Therefore, this week-long course will provide an introduction to the broad and rapidly-growing field of sports communication.

    More specifically, this course will provide an educational overview of the major focuses of study in sports communication such as how sports-related messages are communicated effectively to the fans and general public by sports organizations and athletes in the fields of mass media, social media, and public relations.

    Also, this course will examine the nature and best practices for essential interpersonal relationships in spots, such as in coach-athlete communication, team communication, and fan-athlete communication. In addition, this course will describe and discuss the various types of careers that are possible in sports communication.

    Click here to view the schedule

    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

  • STEM Academy — Rising 7th — 10th Graders

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    This course is offered to rising 7th — 10th graders.

    This fun-filled learning experience is unique to Clemson University. You’ll share class time with students from Japan, who are here to sharpen their English language skills and learn more about the communication trends of the American teen. Scholars will chose two half-day courses from three exciting offerings:  Intercultural Communications, Introduction to Biology or Intro to Civil Engineering. This exciting program offers students a chance to learn about a college subject and participate in social and cultural events on and off campus with students from Toho Academy.

    Students will pick one AM class and one PM class.: Intercultural Communication, Biology, Civil Engineering, or Biotechnology.

    1) Intercultural Communication

    Learn the various communication styles of people of other cultures—not only languages, but differences in communication codes such as gestures and facial expressions. You’ll share class time with students from Japan, who are here to sharpen their English language skills and learn more about the communication trends of the American teen. Learn about Asian foods, cartoons and comic books and teach them about high school prom and class rings. This fun-filled learning experience is unique to Clemson University.

    2) Biology

    Discover microscopy, including the study of eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells. Examine different prokaryotic cell shapes and perform a bacterial Gram stain. Culture bacteria, observe colonies and perform an antibiotic sensitivity test. Examine DNA separation and quantification via agarose gel electrophoresis. Animal dissection and the anatomy and physiology of various specimens are also covered. Collect samples during a field trip, and then observe and identify them microscopically. Study blood typing, essential in crime scene investigations and paternity cases. The last day is dedicated botany.

    3) Biotechnology, Health, and Society

    -Analyze your DNA and correlate the results with how you taste certain foods.

    -Learn how DNA evidence is used to identify criminals and to exonerate the falsely accused.

    -Genetically modify bacteria to make them glow in the dark! Explore how genetically-modified organisms are used to make pharmaceuticals and other products.

    -Probe DNA databases to identify normal and defective genes.

    -Explore the nervous system and discover how injury and disease can wreak havoc on our brains.

    4) Civil Engineering

    This week-long course explores the many aspects within the field of Civil Engineering. Students will learn about topics such as construction management, structural design, wind engineering, transportation, and materials testing through various hands-on projects. Students will build models of bridges and buildings, tour the Clemson wind tunnel, and see demonstrations of the diring missile cannon showcasing the connection between everyday weather (wind) and the structures we inhabit. There, they will also see and learn about natural hazard research which is only conducted at a handful of universities in the United States. They will be introduced to the concept and applications of sustainability in order to understand how Civil Engineering affects human wellbeing and quality of life.

    This course is offered during Session 7 (July 23, 2017 — July 29th, 2017). Click here to view the schedule.

    Tuition for this course is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000.

    Tuition for BOTH Academy of Science & Intercultural Communication and STEM Academy is $2025 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $2125. This price includes a weekend stay.

    To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

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  • Vet Camp — Rising 10th-12th Graders
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    This course is offered to rising 10th — 12th graders.

    Learn more about animals and animal industries through hands-on experiences. This exciting opportunity will include live animal veterinary skills by milking dairy cows, bottle feeding calves, working beef cattle, shearing sheep, artificial insemination in pigs, and handling of horses. Learn how to dissect post-mortem animals, suture, ultrasound, perform blood tests and evaluate histological samples.

    Students will learn the following:

    • Basic anatomy of the cow and the dog.
    • Comparative physiology of many species including humans.
    • Learn about the medical and management needs of all major farm animals.
    • Visit a fully functional veterinary hospital.
    • Learn about emerging technologies in the medial field
    • Veterinary and Medical Ethics
    • Parasite identification and management
    • And much more!

    Daily Schedule (subject to change)

    • Monday: Godley Snell Research Center (GSRC) tour & radiology lab AND rat dissection @ GSRC
    • Tuesday: Beef & sheep farm - handling AND Suture lab @ GSRC
    • Wednesday: Dairy Farm - calf feeding, ultrasound, and milking
    • Thursday: Wet Lab - fecal test, blood test, histology @ P&A AND Equine Farm - handling
    • Friday: Swine Farm - artificial insemination, ultrasound AND dog & cat dissection @ GSRC

    Click here to view the schedule