Clemson University Summer Scholars

Academy of Science and Intercultural Communication

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 Civil Engineering.

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) Civil Engineering

This 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.

This course is offered during Session 7 (July 24th, 2016 — July 30th, 2016) and Session 8 (July 31st, 2016 — August 6th, 2016). Click here to view the schedule.

Tuition for ONE session is $900 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $1000. Tuition for BOTH sessions is $2025 before April 1st. On April 1st, tuition increases to $2125. To receive the Early Bird Discount, tuition must be paid in full before April 1st.

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